Text: H.R.1692 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/26/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1692


To require public employees to perform the inspection of State and local surface transportation projects, and related essential public functions, to ensure public safety, the cost-effective use of transportation funding, and timely project delivery.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 26, 2015

Ms. Edwards (for herself and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To require public employees to perform the inspection of State and local surface transportation projects, and related essential public functions, to ensure public safety, the cost-effective use of transportation funding, and timely project delivery.

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 “Safety, Efficiency, and Accountability in Transportation Projects Through Public Inspection Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Public inspection.

Public employees shall carry out the construction inspection functions for all surface transportation projects receiving Federal funding.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

In this Act, the following definitions apply:

(1) CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION FUNCTIONS.—The term “construction inspection functions” means construction engineering, contract administration, quality control inspection, materials testing, and resident engineer and assistant resident engineer functions.

(2) PUBLIC EMPLOYEE.—The term “public employee” means an employee of a Federal, State, or local government.

(3) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT.—The term “surface transportation project” means a project receiving assistance under title 23, United States Code, a capital project (as defined in section 5302 of title 49, United States Code), and any other project related to surface transportation that the Secretary of Transportation determines appropriate.