S. 275 - Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011

Transportation and public works. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill was voted on in the Senate on October 16, 2011 
Amendments:
2 proposed amendments. 2 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on October 17, 2011.

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Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011

S. 275 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for enhanced safety and environmental protection in pipeline transportation, to provide for enhanced reliability in the transportation of the Nation's energy products by pipeline, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
  • Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011
Sponsor
Frank R. Lautenberg
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Transportation and public works
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Alaska
  • Alternative and renewable resources
  • Congressional oversight
  • Department of Transportation
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Environmental assessment, monitoring, research
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Government trust funds
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • Hazardous wastes and toxic substances
  • International organizations and cooperation
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marine and coastal resources, fisheries
  • Motor fuels
  • Oil and gas
  • Pipelines
  • Pollution liability
  • Research and development
  • Transportation programs funding
  • Transportation safety and security
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/03/2011
Referred to Committee
Amendments (2 proposed)
Passed Senate10/17/2011
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 783 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 784 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.10/17/2011PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/03/2011
2/03/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Put on a legislative calendar5/05/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
7/07/2011Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Rockefeller with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 112-30.
Put on a legislative calendar7/07/2011Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 96.
10/17/2011Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
10/17/2011The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage10/17/2011Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/17/2011Amendment SA 783 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Rockefeller.
select this voteVote10/17/2011Amendment SA 783 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/17/2011Amendment SA 784 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Paul.
select this voteVote10/17/2011Amendment SA 784 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/18/2011Message on Senate action sent to the House.
10/21/2011Received in the House.
10/21/2011Held at the desk.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 783Rockefeller, John [D-WV]October 17, 2011Passed by voice vote on October 16, 2011.

To include the statutorily required PAYGO language.

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select this voteS. Amdt. 784Paul, Rand [R-KY]October 17, 2011Passed by voice vote on October 16, 2011.

To provide for testing to confirm the material strength of previously untested natural gas transmission pipelines located in certain areas, and to update fiscal year references.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

3.2 times as much
$4,549,270
$1,742,137
$1,970,377
$2,088,481
$10,350,265
$3,200,326
$5,150
$3,205,476
5 Organizations Supported and 6 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Pipeline Transportation Safety Improvement Act of 2011: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

5 organizations supported this bill

American Gas Association
AGA (2011, February 3). Pipeline safety bill introduced by Senators Lautenberg and Rockefeller (Feb. 3, 2011) . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from American Gas Association.
American Petroleum Institute
Black, Andrew J. (2011, June 16). Testimony of Andrew J. Black on Behalf of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). Retrieved June 24, 2011, from House Energy & Commerce Republicans.
Association of Oil Pipe Lines
AOPL (2011, May 5). AOPL Issues Statement on Pipeline Safety Bill. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Downstream Today.
Interstate Natural Gas Association of America
INGAA (2011, May 5). INGAA commends Senate committee for passage of pipeline safety authorization bill . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from INGAA.
PG&E
PG&E (2011, February 23). PG&E Looks to Federal Pipeline Legislation for 2011 . Retrieved June 24, 2011, from Currents.

6 organizations opposed this bill

Environment America
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
League of Conservation Voters
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Natural Resources Defense Council
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Pipeline Safety Trust
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Sierra Club
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .
Wilderness Society
undersigned organizations (2011, May 1). Dear Chairman Rockefeller and Ranking Member Hutchison. Retrieved June 24, 2011, from .

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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, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$69,550$500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$88,150$1,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$314,550$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$245,700$18,200Yes
Mark BegichDAK$106,800$88,199Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$87,925$166,011Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,800$250Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$19,950$52,856Yes
Roy BluntRMO$195,150$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$37,439$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$50,750$254,422Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$238,500$7,300Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$37,750$117,621Yes
Richard BurrRNC$255,130$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$86,916$112,113Yes
Ben CardinDMD$50,000$8,025Yes
Tom CarperDDE$71,350$8,800Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$87,000$28,504Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$167,000$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$81,500$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$69,450$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$48,153$2,300Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$41,150$19,100Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$30,150$18,377Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$128,910$0Yes
John CornynRTX$429,374$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$57,000$2,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$136,775$8,950Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$33,725$27,710Yes
Mike EnziRWY$50,800$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,550$16,350Yes
Al FrankenDMN$20,830$151,286Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$141,766$98,234Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$206,030$3,550Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$115,750$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$29,000$63,714Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$66,986$11,815Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$205,150$1,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$206,049$6,000Yes
John HoevenRND$147,926$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$52,450$2,300Yes
Jim InhofeROK$292,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$17,450$3,900Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,950$6,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$73,550$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$52,300$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$88,950$11,550Yes
John F. KerryDMA$13,750$5,120Yes
Mark KirkRIL$87,900$18,910Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$71,966$12,900Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$9,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$392,974$3,166Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$45,200$22,403Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$24,000Yes
Mike LeeRUT$13,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$73,004$22,145Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$13,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$46,174$15,024Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$204,950$39,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$71,550$500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,850$7,400Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$379,849$4,300Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,950$14,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,250$100,807Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,000$14,200Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$73,500$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$396,622$15,850Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$65,900$101,407Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$68,550$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$46,067$70,182Yes
Rand PaulRKY$50,400$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$193,136$14,200Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$154,637$3,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$7,960Yes
Harry ReidDNV$132,200$148,889Yes
Jim RischRID$45,300$3,550Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$122,750$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$62,550$36,000Yes
Marco RubioRFL$84,370$6,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$48,890Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$80,300$48,450Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$59,000$2,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$34,575$93,867Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,900$4,700Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$18,000$30,750Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$194,815$33,475Yes
Jon TesterDMT$61,465$270,985Yes
John ThuneRSD$138,600$7,400Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$162,350$31,550Yes
Mark UdallDCO$122,675$297,955Yes
Tom UdallDNM$81,967$141,038Yes
David VitterRLA$401,749$30,100Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$184,345$10,383Yes
Jim WebbDVA$42,200$4,400Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,416$87,483Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$205,450$4,300Yes
Ron WydenDOR$72,275$10,000Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$69,550$500Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$88,150$1,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$314,550$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$245,700$18,200Yes
Mark BegichDAK$106,800$88,199Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$87,925$166,011Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$40,800$250Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$19,950$52,856Yes
Roy BluntRMO$195,150$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$37,439$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$50,750$254,422Yes
Scott P. BrownRMA$238,500$7,300Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$37,750$117,621Yes
Richard BurrRNC$255,130$15,550Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$86,916$112,113Yes
Ben CardinDMD$50,000$8,025Yes
Tom CarperDDE$71,350$8,800Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$87,000$28,504Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$167,000$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$81,500$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$69,450$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$48,153$2,300Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$41,150$19,100Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$24,050$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$30,150$18,377Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$128,910$0Yes
John CornynRTX$429,374$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$57,000$2,300Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$136,775$8,950Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$33,725$27,710Yes
Mike EnziRWY$50,800$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$177,550$16,350Yes
Al FrankenDMN$20,830$151,286Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$141,766$98,234Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$206,030$3,550Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$115,750$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$29,000$63,714Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$66,986$11,815Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$205,150$1,000Yes
Dean HellerRNV$206,049$6,000Yes
John HoevenRND$147,926$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$52,450$2,300Yes
Jim InhofeROK$292,950$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$17,450$3,900Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$62,950$6,400Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$73,550$500Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$52,300$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$88,950$11,550Yes
John F. KerryDMA$13,750$5,120Yes
Mark KirkRIL$87,900$18,910Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$71,966$12,900Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$9,500$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$392,974$3,166Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$45,200$22,403Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$1,000$24,000Yes
Mike LeeRUT$13,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$73,004$22,145Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$13,000$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$46,174$15,024Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$204,950$39,900Yes
John McCainRAZ$71,550$500Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$44,850$7,400Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$379,849$4,300Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$72,950$14,750Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$4,250$100,807Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$29,000$14,200Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$73,500$500Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$396,622$15,850Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$65,900$101,407Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$68,550$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$46,067$70,182Yes
Rand PaulRKY$50,400$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$193,136$14,200Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$154,637$3,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$14,250$7,960Yes
Harry ReidDNV$132,200$148,889Yes
Jim RischRID$45,300$3,550Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$122,750$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$62,550$36,000Yes
Marco RubioRFL$84,370$6,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$0$48,890Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$80,300$48,450Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$59,000$2,000Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$34,575$93,867Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$27,900$4,700Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$18,000$30,750Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$194,815$33,475Yes
Jon TesterDMT$61,465$270,985Yes
John ThuneRSD$138,600$7,400Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$162,350$31,550Yes
Mark UdallDCO$122,675$297,955Yes
Tom UdallDNM$81,967$141,038Yes
David VitterRLA$401,749$30,100Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$184,345$10,383Yes
Jim WebbDVA$42,200$4,400Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$38,416$87,483Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$205,450$4,300Yes
Ron WydenDOR$72,275$10,000Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Gas & Electric Utilities$4,549,270
Petroleum refining & marketing$2,088,481
Oilfield service, equipment & exploration$1,970,377
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,742,137

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Environmental policy$3,200,326
Consumer groups$5,150
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