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Text of To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds on metric system highway signing.

This bill was introduced on January 21, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 21, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 502 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 502

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds on metric system highway signing.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 21, 1993

Mr. DARDEN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation


A BILL

To prohibit the expenditure of Federal funds on metric system highway signing.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. METRIC SYSTEM SIGNING.

    (a) PLACEMENT OF SIGNS- No Federal funds may be expended to construct, erect, or otherwise place any sign relating to any speed limit, distance, or other measurement on any highway if such sign establishes such speed limit, distance, or other measurement using the metric system unless Congress, after the date of the enactment of this Act, specifically authorizes such expenditure.

    (b) MODIFICATION OF SIGNS- No Federal funds may be expended to modify any sign relating to any speed limit, any distance, or any other measurement on any highway for the conversion of such sign to the metric system unless Congress, after the date of the enactment of this Act, specifically authorizes such expenditure.

    (c) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of subsections (a) and (b), the following definitions apply:

      (1) HIGHWAY- The term ‘highway’ has the meaning such term has under section 101 of title 23, United States Code.

      (2) METRIC SYSTEM- The term ‘metric system’ has the meaning the term ‘metric system of measurement’ has under section 4 of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 (15 U.S.C. 205c).

    (d) NONAPPLICABILITY TO PUERTO RICO- This section shall not apply to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.