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Jul 24, 2006
109th Congress, 2005–2006
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.
Senator from Virginia
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Last Updated: Dec 6, 2006
Length: 14 pages
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.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
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Reported by Committee
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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.
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.
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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 3718 — 109th Congress: Pool and Spa Safety Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s3718
“S. 3718 — 109th Congress: Pool and Spa Safety Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 2006. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/109/s3718>
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