Public Law 115-54: Granting the consent and approval of Congress for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to a enter into a compact relating to the establishment of the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission.

By | July 10, 2018
Logo of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority.

Logo of the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority.

Grants Congressional approval for Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia to form a safety commission for the DC Metrorail system.

Official Summary

Interstate Compact

This joint resolution grants congressional consent and approval for the Commonwealth of Virginia, the state of Maryland, and the District of Columbia to enter into a Metrorail Safety Commission (MSC) Interstate Compact.

The MSC Compact establishes a Washington Metrorail Safety Commission for the safety oversight of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Rail (Metrorail) system.

Passed House
2017-07-17
Passed Senate
2017-08-04
Signed by President
2017-08-22
Became Public Law
2017-08-22

Amendments

None.

Sponsors

Original sponsor: Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]

Cosponsors: Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large], Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3], Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11], Rep. Delaney, John K. [D-MD-6], Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8], Rep. Brown, Anthony G. [D-MD-4], Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8], Rep. Comstock, Barbara [R-VA-10]

Votes

Passed Senate by unanimous consent.

Passed House: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll381.xml

Related bill:  SJRES 22 (Related bill)

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