Text: S.2085 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/05/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2085


To address shortages and interruptions in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels in the United States, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 5, 2014

Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Mr. Hoeven, Mr. Franken, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To address shortages and interruptions in the availability of propane and other home heating fuels in the United States, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Home Heating Emergency Assistance Through Transportation Act of 2014” or the “HHEATT Act of 2014”.

SEC. 2. Propane and home heating fuel emergency transportation.

(a) Covered emergency exemption defined.—In this section, the term “covered emergency exemption” means an exemption issued under section 390.23 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, or extended under section 390.25 of such title that—

(1) was issued or extended during the period beginning on February 5, 2014, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act; and

(2) provided regulatory relief for commercial motor vehicle operations providing direct assistance supporting the delivery of propane and home heating fuels.

(b) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a covered emergency exemption issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shall remain in effect until May 31, 2014, unless the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with the Governors of affected States, determines that the emergency for which the exemption was provided ended before that date.

(c) Rule of construction.—Nothing in subsection (b) may be construed to prohibit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from issuing or extending a covered emergency exemption beyond May 31, 2014.