[Nfbmo] FW: Action Needed - Update on Quiet Car Legislation

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 24 02:40:45 UTC 2010

Please please help with this. Lives depend on it.


From: Hartle, Jesse [mailto:JHartle at nfb.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 1:43 PM
Subject: Action Needed - Update on Quiet Car Legislation

Fellow Federationists:


This Monday, November 29, the Senate will begin the process of getting the
Motor Vehicle Safety Act, S. 3302, passed on the Unanimous Consent Calendar.


This legislation contains provisions of our Pedestrian Safety Enhancement
Act, which 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


The Unanimous Consent process begins with a hotline call to all members of
the Senate, informing the members that this bill is being considered for the
Unanimous Consent Calendar.  Members of the Senate will then have
forty-eight hours to object to the bill moving on the Unanimous Consent
Calendar.  If no member objects, the bill is considered passed without floor
action, and will then be sent to the House of Representatives for floor
action.  However, if even a single member objects, the bill cannot move
forward until that member releases their hold on the legislation.  


I am asking that you contact your senators early next week and urge them to
support the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, S. 3302.  You can be connected to your
senators' offices by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121.  I
will send out another alert early next week to relay the latest news
regarding this important legislation.  


Thank you all for your hard work.  


Jesse M. Hartle

Government Programs Specialist


Telephone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2233

E-mail: jhartle at nfb.org






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