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H.R. 4419 (100th): A bill to authorize appropriations for activities under the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 6, 1988 (Passed Congress).


102 STAT. 2304                  PUBLIC LAW 100-476—OCT. 6, 1988
                 Public Law 100-476
                 100th Congress
                                                   An Act
  Oct. 6, 1988   To authorize appropriations for activities under the Federal Fire Prevention and
  [H.R. 4419]                                   Control Act of 1974.

                   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
                 United States of America in Congress assembled. That section 17 of
                 the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2216)
                 is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
                    "(g)(1) Except as otherwise specifically provided with respect to
                 the payment of claims under section 11 of this Act, there are
                 authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this Act—
                         "(A) $17,039,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1989;
                         "(B) $17,737,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1990;
                      and
                         "(C) $18,464,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991.
                    "(2) Of the amounts referred to in paragraph (1), not more than
                 $4,150,000 is authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year for
                 National Emergency Training Center site administration.".
Safety.            SEC. 2. (a) The Administrator of the United States Fire Adminis-
Deaf persons.    tration shall conduct a study concerning the quality, availability,
                 and degree of use of fire prevention systems for the hearing
                 impaired population. In particular such study shall—
                         (1) evaluate the quality of equipment for the hearing
                      impaired;
                         (2) assess the extent, adequacy, and status of research on
                      ways to improve the quality of such equipment;
                         (3) evaluate the availability of such equipment and the extent
                       to which it is being used in houses, apartments, hotels, and
                       public buildings; and
                         (4) determine the degree to which such equipment is required
                      by States and model codes.
Reports.           (b) The Administrator shall, not later than January 1, 1989,
                 complete such study and transmit to the Congress a report on the
                 results of the study, together with recommendations on how fire
                 alarm and detection systems for the hearing impaired can be im-
                 proved and how the use of such systems can be encouraged, includ-
                 ing the appropriate Federal role in doing so.
                   Approved October 6, 1988.




                 LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 4419:
                 HOUSE REPORTS: No. 100-589 (Comm. on Science, Space, and Technology).
                 SENATE REPORTS: No. 100-435 (Comm. on Commerce, Science, and Transporta-
                                    tion).
                 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988):
                     May 24, considered and passed House.
                     Aug. 10, considered and passed Senate, amended.
                     Sept. 26, House concurred in Senate amendment.