Introduced in House Passed House Introduced in Senate Passed Senate To President Became Law
11/15/2019          

Southern New England Regional Commission Act

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11/26/2019 Introduced in House Open
11/15/2019 Introduced in House Open

            


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 5124


To amend title 40, United States Code, to establish a Southern New England Regional Commission, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 15, 2019

Mr. Cicilline (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Lynch, and Mr. Courtney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To amend title 40, United States Code, to establish a Southern New England Regional Commission, 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 “Southern New England Regional Commission Act”.

SEC. 2. Establishment of Southern New England Regional Commission.

(a) Establishment.—Section 15301(a) of title 40, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(4) The Southern New England Regional Commission.”.

(b) Purposes for economic and infrastructure development grants.—Section 15501(a) of such title is amended to read as follows:

“(a) In general.—A Commission may make grants to States and local governments, Indian tribes, and public and nonprofit organizations for projects, approved in accordance with section 15503—

“(1) to develop the transportation infrastructure of its region;

“(2) to develop the basic public infrastructure of its region;

“(3) to develop the telecommunications infrastructure of its region;

“(4) to assist its region in obtaining job skills training, skills development and employment-related education, entrepreneurship, technology, and business development;

“(5) to provide assistance to severely economically distressed and underdeveloped areas of its region that lack financial resources for improving basic health care and other public services;

“(6) to promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation, and preservation of open space in a manner consistent with economic development goals;

“(7) to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources;

“(8) to support the maritime economy, including boat and ship building and repair industries;

“(9) to assist in developing defense manufacturing industries;

“(10) to promote the adoption of composite and other innovative materials in public transportation;

“(11) to grow the capacity for successful community economic development in its region; and

“(12) to otherwise achieve the purposes of this subtitle.”.

(c) Designation of region.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter II of chapter 157 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 15734. Southern New England Regional Commission

“The region of the Southern New England Regional Commission shall include the following counties:

“(1) RHODE ISLAND.—The counties of Providence, Washington, Newport, and Bristol in the State of Rhode Island.

“(2) CONNECTICUT.—The counties of Hartford, New Haven, and New London in the State of Connecticut.

“(3) MASSACHUSETTS.—The counties of Hampden and Bristol in the State of Massachusetts.”.

(2) TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—The analysis for Subchapter II of chapter 157 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:


“15734. Southern New England Regional Commission.”.

(d) Authorization of appropriations.—The authorization of appropriations in section 15751 of title 40, United States Code, shall apply with respect to the Southern New England Regional Commission beginning with fiscal year 2020.


Picture Name From Date Type
David Cicilline D-RI 11/15/2019 Sponsor
Stephen Lynch D-MA 11/15/2019 Cosponsor
John Larson D-CT 11/19/2019 Cosponsor
Joseph Kennedy D-MA 11/15/2019 Cosponsor
Rosa DeLauro D-CT 11/15/2019 Cosponsor
Joe Courtney D-CT 11/15/2019 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
11/18/2019 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
11/15/2019 President Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
11/15/2019 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5124. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (11/15/2019) Southern New England Regional Commission Act This bill establishes the Southern New England Regional Commission. (Federal regional commissions address perceived regional economic underdevelopment.) The commission is given the same structure and duties as the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, Southwest Border Regional Commission, and Northern Border Regional Commission. The bill authorizes those commissions, in addition to their current authorities, to (1) support the maritime economy, (2) assist in developing defense manufacturing industries, and (3) promote the adoption of innovative materials in public transportation.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (11/15/2019) Southern New England Regional Commission Act This bill establishes the Southern New England Regional Commission. (Federal regional commissions address perceived regional economic underdevelopment.) The commission is given the same structure and duties as the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission, Southwest Border Regional Commission, and Northern Border Regional Commission. The bill authorizes those commissions, in addition to their current authorities, to (1) support the maritime economy, (2) assist in developing defense manufacturing industries, and (3) promote the adoption of innovative materials in public transportation.
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