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.
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Sponsor and status
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2007
Length: 16 pages
110th Congress (2007–2009)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 9, 2007 but was never passed by the Senate.
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32 Cosponsors (24 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Mar 27, 2007
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Sep 27, 2007
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Oct 9, 2007
Passed House (Senate next)
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H.R. 1721 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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