Text: H.R.7151 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/11/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 7151


To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with respect to future interstate designations, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 11, 2020

Mr. Arrington (for himself, Mr. Cuellar, Ms. Granger, Mr. Thornberry, and Mr. Luján) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 with respect to future interstate designations, 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 “Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Future interstate designation and operation.

(a) Inclusion of certain route segments on interstate system.—Section 1105(e)(5) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (A)—

(A) by inserting “subsection (c)(14)(A)(ii) (relating solely to the portion from Limon to I–76 in the vicinity of Brush),” after “subsection (c)(13),”; and

(B) by inserting “subsection (c)(38),” after “subsection (c)(37),”; and

(2) in subparagraph (C)(i), by adding at the end the following: “A State having jurisdiction over any segment of the routes referred to in subsection (c)(14)(A)(ii) (relating solely to the portion from Limon to I–76 in the vicinity of Brush) or (c)(38) shall erect signs, as appropriate and approved by the Secretary, identifying such segment as a future addition to the Interstate System.”.

(b) Vehicle weight limitations.—Section 127 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(v) Operation of vehicles on certain Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico highways.—If any segment of the routes referred to in section 1105(c)(14)(A)(ii) (relating solely to the portion from Limon to I–76 in the vicinity of Brush) or section 1105(c)(38) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 is designated as a route on the Interstate System, a vehicle that could operate legally on that segment before the date of such designation may continue to operate on that segment, without regard to any requirement under this section.”.


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