H.R. 8674 (94th): Metric Conversion Act

Jul 16, 1975 (94th Congress, 1975–1976)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 94-168.
Olin Teague
Representative for Texas's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated
Dec 23, 1975
Related Bills
H.R. 10576 (93rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 26, 1973

S. 100 (Related)
Metric Conversion Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Nov 26, 1975


This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 23, 1975.

Introduced Jul 16, 1975
Referred to Committee Jul 16, 1975
Passed House Sep 05, 1975
Passed Senate with Changes Dec 08, 1975
House Agreed to Changes Dec 11, 1975
Signed by the President Dec 23, 1975
Full Title

An Act to declare a national policy of coordinating the increasing use of the metric system in the United States, and to establish a United States Metric Board to coordinate the voluntary conversion to the metric system.


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12/8/1975--Passed Senate amended.
(Measure passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 100) Metric Conversion Act - Establishes the United States Metric Board, composed of 17 members, with a chairman, appointed by the President by and with the advice of the Senate. Requires such members to be representatives of groups and interests including engineers, scientists, manufacturers, retailers, labor, small business, and educators.
Directs the Board to carry out a program of planning, coordination and public education to implement the increasing use of the metric system in the United States. Requires the Board in carrying out such program to consider conversion costs, to provide procedures whereby groups may recommend methods of coordinating conversion in various industries, to encourage activities of standardization organizations to develop engineering standards on a metric measurement basis, to cooperate with foreign governments, to assist the public in becoming familiar with the use of metric terms and measures, to report annually to the Congress on its activities, and to submit to the Congress and to the President, not later than one year after the date of enactment of the Act authorizing appropriations for this Act, a report on the need to provide an effective structural mechanism for converting customary units to metric units in statutes, regulations, and other laws at all levels of government.
Authorizes necessary appropriations to carry out the provisions of this Act.

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