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S. 900 (114th): Used Car Safety Recall Repair Act

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This month saw the largest safety recall in American history: approximately 43 to 48 million car airbags made by the company Takata, which are currently in some 34 million vehicles in the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) made the announcement after 10 confirmed fatalities occurred from metal shards in the airbags, killing passengers that the devices were intended to save.

(Important side note: check here to see if your car is among those covered under the recall. It could save your life.)

Current federal law prevents selling new recalled cars until they are repaired but does not impose the same requirement on used cars. In light of last week’s historic announcement, the issue is back in the headlines again — as is an October …

Sponsor and status

Richard Blumenthal

Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015
Length: 3 pages
Apr 13, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 13, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


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Apr 13, 2015

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 900 (114th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 900. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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