Text: H.R.4860 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/19/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4860


To relocate the headquarters of the Appalachian Regional Commission, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 19, 2018

Mr. Griffith introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To relocate the headquarters of the Appalachian Regional Commission, 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 “Appalachian Regional Commission Relocation Act”.

SEC. 2. Findings.

Congress finds the following:

(1) Regional commissions, such as the Delta Regional Authority, the Denali Commission, and the Northern Border Regional Commission, are each headquartered in their respective region.

(2) Headquartering regional commissions within the region affected is a sensible approach to ensure that the commissions are housed in more affordable locations than the District of Columbia, thereby reducing administrative overhead and making the commissions closer and more accountable to the people the commissions were designed to serve.

SEC. 3. Headquarters of the Appalachian Regional Commission.

(a) In general.—Section 14301 of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(g) Headquarters.—The headquarters of the Commission shall be located in the Appalachian region.”.

(b) Implementation.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Cochairman of the Commission shall take such actions as may be necessary to carry out the amendment made in subsection (a).

(2) EXTENSION.—The Federal Cochairman of the Commission may extend, by up to 180 days, the period for implementation specified in paragraph (1) if the Federal Cochairman submits to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate written notice of the need for the extension.