H.R. 5522 (110th): Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2008


Mar 4, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 30, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


George Miller

Representative for California's 7th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 1, 2008
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To require the Secretary of Labor to issue interim and final occupational safety and health standards regarding worker exposure to combustible dust, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/30/2008--Passed House amended.Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2008 - Section3 - Requires the Secretary of Labor, within 90 days, to promulgate an interim final standard ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 4, 2008

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 9, 2008
Reported by Committee

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Apr 30, 2008
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5522”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


32 cosponsors (32D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Apr 30, 2008 6:06 p.m.
Agreed to 412/0
Apr 30, 2008 6:15 p.m.
Failed 178/237
Apr 30, 2008 6:56 p.m.
Passed 247/165

Related Bills

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H.R. 849 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 4, 2009

H.Res. 1157 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Apr 30, 2008

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