H.R. 4040 (110th): Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008


Nov 1, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 14, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 14, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-314


Bobby Rush

Representative for Illinois's 1st congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2008
Length: 62 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To establish consumer product safety standards and other safety requirements for children's products and to reauthorize and modernize the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Summary (CRS)

8/14/2008--Public Law.Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 - TitleI - Children's Product SafetySection101 - Treats as a banned hazardous substance under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) any children's ... Read more >


Nov 1, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Dec 18, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 19, 2007
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 6, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 7, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 30, 2008
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 31, 2008
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 14, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4040”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


106 cosponsors (98D, 8R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Dec 19, 2007 4:36 p.m.
Passed 407/0
Mar 6, 2008 4:53 p.m.
Bill Passed 79/13
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Conference Report
Jul 30, 2008 6:45 p.m.
Passed 424/1
On the Conference Report
Jul 31, 2008 8:01 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 89/3

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 2663 (Included-In)
CPSC Reform Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 26, 2008

S. 2045 (Related)
CPSC Reform Act of 2007

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 30, 2007

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