US HB1159 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on February 13 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-14 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

IMAGINE Act Innovative Materials for America's Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded Act of 2019 Innovative Materials for America's Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded Act of 2019 or the IMAGINE Act This bill encourages the use of innovative construction materials and techniques to accelerate the deployment, extend the service life, improve the performance, and reduce the cost of domestic transportation and water infrastructure projects. Among other things, the bill establishes an Interagency Innovative Materials Standards Task Force to assess existing standards and test methods for the use of innovative materials in infrastructure, identify key barriers in the standards area that inhibit broader market adoption, and develop new methods and protocols, as necessary, to better evaluate innovative materials; requires the Department of Transportation to enhance the development of innovative materials in the United States by providing awards to entities for establishing and operating new innovative material innovation hubs; directs the Federal Highway Administration to provide grants to states departments of transportation, tribal governments, or units of local governments for coastal and rural infrastructure bridge projects; and provides grants for the design and installation of water infrastructure projects.

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Title

IMAGINE Act Innovative Materials for America's Growth and Infrastructure Newly Expanded Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-02-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.
2019-02-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
2019-02-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.
2019-02-14HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change.
2019-02-13HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
2019-02-13HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2019-02-13HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2019-02-13HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, and Energy and Commerce, 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.
2019-02-13HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

SB403 (Same As) 2019-02-07 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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