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

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



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


Nov 1, 2007

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Dec 18, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Dec 19, 2007
Passed House

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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

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. 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.

H.R. 4040 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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