[Missouri-l] Quiet Car Legislation Call to Action
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Fri Nov 26 01:00:04 CST 2010
Washington DC: Quiet Car Legislation May Move Next Week
This note from Eric Bridges calls us to action on Senate bill 3302
See the following note.
I have a short update on S.3302, The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010.
As many are aware, this legislation includes language supported by the blind community, auto industry, and both parties in Congress that seeks to resolve the unintended dangers that hybrid/electric vehicles pose to pedestrians when traveling at low speeds or while at idle.
S.3302 would require that the Department of Transportation establish a motor vehicle safety standard that would require hybrid and electric vehicles to be equipped with an alert sound to alert pedestrians of their presence and operation. While our portion of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act has support from the automobile industry, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has been working diligently to resolve other differences in the bill and to prepare the final legislation for Senate action.
At some point next week the Senate is expected to attempt to move the MVSA under an expedited procedure without having to use floor time. The likelihood of the procedure working is very uncertain at this point. While our language is noncontroversial, many other provisions are still quite contentious.
Starting on November 29, please reach out to your Senate offices urging for the swift passage of S.3302, The Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 2010.
For your Senator’s phone number please go to
or call the Capitol Switchboard at: 202-224-3121
Should this expedited procedure fail; we are actively working on a plan B. The details of this plan will be shared as soon as possible.
There will be more information to come so stay tuned.
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