S. 3718 (109th): Pool and Spa Safety Act


Jul 24, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on December 9, 2006.


George Allen

Senator from Virginia



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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2006
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to increase the safety of swimming pools and spas by requiring the use of proper anti-entrapment drain covers and pool and spa drainage systems, by establishing a swimming pool safety grant program administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to encourage States to improve their pool and spa safety laws and to educate the public about pool and spa safety, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section3 - Requires each swimming pool or spa drain cover manufactured, distributed, or entered into commerce in the United States to conform to specified ASME/ANSI entrapment protection standards. Considers that ... Read more >

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Jul 24, 2006

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Sep 27, 2006
Reported by Committee

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Dec 6, 2006
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 9, 2006
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3718”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


5 cosponsors (3R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Dec 9, 2006 2:53 a.m.
Failed 191/108

Related Bills

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H.R. 5850 (Related)
Pool and Spa Safety Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 2006

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