Text: H.R.5443 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/09/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5443


To provide for mandamus actions under chapter 601 of title 49 of the United States Code.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 9, 2016

Ms. Speier (for herself, Ms. Eshoo, Mrs. Capps, Mr. Tonko, Mr. Sherman, and Mr. Rangel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To provide for mandamus actions under chapter 601 of title 49 of the United States Code.

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 “PHMSA Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Actions by private persons.

Section 60121 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(e) Mandamus.—A person may bring a civil action in an appropriate district court of the United States to compel the Secretary to perform a nondiscretionary duty under this chapter that the Secretary has failed to perform.”.


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