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John P. Smith Act

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John P. Smith Act

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John P. Smith Act

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A bill to enhance tribal road safety, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
11/29/2017Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7490-7491; text: CR S7490-7491)
04/06/2017Committee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-27.
02/03/2017Introduced in Senate

All Actions (8)

Date Chamber All Actions
11/30/2017-6:29pmHouseHeld at the desk.
11/30/2017SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/30/2017-2:55pmHouseReceived in the House.
11/29/2017SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7490-7491; text: CR S7490-7491)
04/06/2017SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33.
04/06/2017SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Reported by Senator Hoeven without amendment. With written report No. 115-27.
02/08/2017SenateCommittee on Indian Affairs. Ordered to be reported favorably.
02/03/2017SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S680-681)

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 02/03/2017
Sen. Enzi, Michael B. [R-WY] 02/07/2017

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Indian Affairs02/03/2017 Referred to
04/06/2017 Reported by S. Rept. 115-27

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Passed Senate without amendment (11/29/2017)

John P. Smith Act

(Sec. 3) This bill modifies the approval process under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for tribal transportation safety projects to categorically exclude qualifying projects from requirements to conduct environmental assessments and environmental impact statements. A tribal transportation safety project is one that is eligible for assistance under the tribal transportation program and that: (1) corrects or improves a hazardous road location or feature, or (2) addresses a highway safety problem.

The Department of the Interior must: (1) review existing Federal Highway Administration categorical exclusions to determine applicability to tribal transportation program projects, and (2) identify tribal transportation safety projects that meet general categorical exclusion requirements. Interior must establish categorical exclusions for tribal projects consistent with its findings.

The bill prescribes requirements for the expedited review and approval of tribal transportation safety projects under NEPA or other federal laws.

(Sec. 4) Interior must enter into five-year programmatic agreements with Indian tribes that establish efficient administrative procedures for carrying out environmental reviews for tribal transportation program projects. An agreement may allow a tribe to determine whether a project is categorically excluded from the preparation of an environmental assessment or impact statement under NEPA.