H.R. 3985 - Over-The-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007

Transportation. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to register a person providing transportation by an over-the-road bus as a motor carrier of passengers only if the person is willing and able to comply with certain accessibility requirements in addition to other existing requirements, and for other purposes. (by More
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to register a person providing transportation by an over-the-road bus as a motor carrier of passengers only if the person is willing and able to comply with certain accessibility requirements in addition to other existing requirements, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on July 14, 2008.

Over-The-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007

H.R. 3985 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to register a person providing transportation by an over-the-road bus as a motor carrier of passengers only if the person is willing and able to comply with certain accessibility requirements in addition to other existing requirements, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to register a person providing transportation by an over-the-road bus as a motor carrier of passengers only if the person is willing and able to comply with certain accessibility requirements in addition to other existing requirements, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
  • Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007
Sponsor
Peter A. DeFazio
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation
  • Law
  • Licenses
  • Motor buses
  • Motor vehicle safety
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    Major Actions
    Introduced10/29/2007
    Referred to Committee
    Passed House12/13/2007
    Passed Senate7/14/2008
    Signed by President7/30/2008
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 3985 Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act - Under Suspension of the Rules12/13/2007This bill PASSED the House
    374 voted YES 0 voted NO 57 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.7/14/2008PASSED by voice vote
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced10/29/2007
    10/29/2007Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
    10/31/2007Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
    Put on a legislative calendar10/31/2007Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
    11/15/2007Reported by the Committee on Transportation. H. Rept. 110-456.
    Put on a legislative calendar11/15/2007Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 279.
    12/11/2007Mr. Oberstar moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
    12/11/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
    12/11/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3985.
    12/11/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
    12/13/2007Considered as unfinished business.
    select this voteHouse Vote on Passage12/13/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 3985 Over-the-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
    12/13/2007Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
    Put on a legislative calendar4/24/2008Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
    6/23/2008Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Inouye without amendment. With written report No. 110-395.
    Put on a legislative calendar6/23/2008Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 829.
    currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/14/2008Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
    Presented to President7/14/2008Cleared for White House.
    7/15/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
    Presented to President7/22/2008Presented to President.
    Signed7/30/2008Signed by President.
    Enacted7/30/2008Became Public Law No: 110-291.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    $27,660
    $891,850
    $919,510
    $0
    2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Over-The-Road Bus Transportation Accessibility Act of 2007: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

    2 organizations supported this bill

    Amalgamated Transit Union
    (n.d.). Amalgamated Transit Union. Retrieved n.d., from .
    Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
    (n.d.). The Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. Retrieved n.d., from .

    0 organizations opposed this bill

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10,000$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$10,000$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,000$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$10,000$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,000$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$26,000$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$22,250$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$20,250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,250$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$17,750$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$16,000$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$24,250$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$32,910$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$0$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$18,500$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$5,000$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$14,750$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$28,500$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$19,450$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$21,000$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,000$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,000$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$1,000$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$18,500$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,000$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$8,500$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$21,000$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$14,000$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$22,000$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$16,000$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$20,900$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$25,000$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,250$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$10,000$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,000$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$18,500$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,000$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$20,500$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$50,000$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,000$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$20,250$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$17,500$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$23,250$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$19,500$0Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$17,700$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,000$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$17,000$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,500$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$21,300$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$14,750$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$5,000$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,500$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$20,000$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$16,000$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$18,750$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$10,000$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$15,000$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$23,000$0Yes

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$10,000$0Yes
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$0Yes
    Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
    John BarrassoRWY$0$0Yes
    Max BaucusDMT$10,000$0Yes
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$10,000$0Yes
    Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
    Joe BidenDDE$10,000$0Yes
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,000$0Yes
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0Yes
    Barbara BoxerDCA$26,000$0Yes
    Sherrod BrownDOH$22,250$0Yes
    Sam BrownbackRKS$1,000$0Yes
    Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
    Richard BurrRNC$0$0Yes
    Robert ByrdDWV$20,250$0Yes
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,250$0Yes
    Ben CardinDMD$17,750$0Yes
    Tom CarperDDE$16,000$0Yes
    Bob CaseyDPA$24,250$0Yes
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$0$0Yes
    Hillary ClintonDNY$32,910$0Yes
    Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
    Norm ColemanRMN$0$0Yes
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$0Yes
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$18,500$0Yes
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$0Yes
    John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
    Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
    Mike CrapoRID$5,000$0Yes
    Jim DeMintRSC$500$0Yes
    Chris DoddDCT$14,750$0Yes
    Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
    Pete DomeniciRNM$0$0Yes
    Byron DorganDND$28,500$0Yes
    Dick DurbinDIL$19,450$0Yes
    John EnsignRNV$0$0Yes
    Mike EnziRWY$0$0Yes
    Russ FeingoldDWI$21,000$0Yes
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$11,000$0Yes
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$2,000$0Yes
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$4,000$0Yes
    Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
    Chuck HagelRNE$1,000$0Yes
    Tom HarkinDIA$18,500$0Yes
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$2,000$0Yes
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
    Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
    Dan InouyeDHI$8,500$0Yes
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$5,000$0Yes
    Tim JohnsonDSD$21,000$0Yes
    Ted KennedyDMA$14,000$0Yes
    John F. KerryDMA$22,000$0Yes
    Amy KlobucharDMN$16,000$0Yes
    Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
    Jon KylRAZ$0$0Yes
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$20,900$0Yes
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$25,000$0Yes
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,250$0Yes
    Carl LevinDMI$10,000$0Yes
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,000$0Yes
    Blanche LincolnDAR$18,500$0Yes
    Dick LugarRIN$0$0Yes
    Mel MartinezRFL$1,000$0Yes
    John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
    Claire McCaskillDMO$20,500$0Yes
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$0Yes
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$50,000$0Yes
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$9,000$0Yes
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$0Yes
    Patty MurrayDWA$20,250$0Yes
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$17,500$0Yes
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$23,250$0Yes
    Barack ObamaDIL$19,500$0Yes
    Mark L. PryorDAR$17,700$0Yes
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$22,000$0Yes
    Harry ReidDNV$17,000$0Yes
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$0Yes
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$14,500$0Yes
    Ken SalazarDCO$21,300$0Yes
    Bernie SandersIVT$14,750$0Yes
    Chuck SchumerDNY$10,000$0Yes
    Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$0Yes
    Gordon SmithROR$5,000$0Yes
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$4,500$0Yes
    Arlen SpecterDPA$20,000$0Yes
    Debbie StabenowDMI$16,000$0Yes
    Ted StevensRAK$0$0Yes
    John SununuRNH$0$0Yes
    Jon TesterDMT$18,750$0Yes
    John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
    David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
    George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
    John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
    Jim WebbDVA$10,000$0Yes
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$15,000$0Yes
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$0Yes
    Ron WydenDOR$23,000$0Yes

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Transportation unions$891,850
    Human Rights$27,660

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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