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H.R. 3593 (116th): Hot Cars Act of 2019

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To require the Secretary of Transportation to issue a rule requiring all new passenger motor vehicles to be equipped with a child safety alert system, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Tim Ryan

Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 13th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jun 28, 2019
Length: 8 pages
Jun 28, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 28, 2019, 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).


56 Cosponsors (54 Democrats, 2 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Congressman Tim Ryan Votes in Support of House Infrastructure Package
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] (Sponsor) on Jul 1, 2020

Congresswoman Schakowsky and Chicago Fire Dept. Team with Safety Advocates to Highlight Dangers of Children Dying in Hot Cars for National Heatstroke Prevention Day
    — Rep. Janice “Jan” Schakowsky [D-IL9] (Co-sponsor) on Jul 30, 2019

Congressman Tim Ryan Joins House Democrats in Introducing Legislation to Rebuild Americas Infrastructure and Create Millions of Good-Paying Jobs
    — Rep. Tim Ryan [D-OH13] (Sponsor) on Jun 24, 2020

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Jun 28, 2019

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

Jul 24, 2019
Considered by Consumer Protection and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

H.R. 3593 (116th) 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 H.R. 3593. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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