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H.R. 9291 (94th): A bill to amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 to authorize appropriations.

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 8, 1976 (Passed Congress).


PUBLIC LAW 94-346—JULY 8, 1976                                    90 STAT. 815

Public Law 94-346
94th Congress
                                  An Act
To amend the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 to authorize     July 8, 1976
                                appropriations.                                     [H.R. 9291]

   Be it enacted J)y the Seriate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 121 of               National Traffic
the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966 (15 U.S.C.              and Motor
1409) is amended to read as follows:                                              Vehicle Safety
                                                                                  Act, amendment.
   "SEC. 121. There are authorized to be appropriated for the purpose             Appropriation
of carrying out this Act, not to exceed $13,000,000 for the transition            authorization.
period July 1, 1976, through September 30, 1976, $60,000,000 for the
fiscal year ending September 30, 1977, and $60,000,000 for the fiscal
year ending September 30,1978.".
   SEC. 2. Section 103 (i) (1) (B) of such Act is amended by striking out         Schoolbus
"the expiration of the nine-month period which begins on the date of              equipment safety
promulgation of such safety standards" and inserting in lieu thereof              standards.
                                                                                  15 u s e 1392.
"April 1,1977".
   SEC. 3. Section 103 (i) of such Act is amended by adding at the end
thereof the following new paragraph:
        "(3) Not later than six months after the date of enactment of             Study; report to
     this section, the Secretary shall conduct a study and report to
     Congress on (A) the factors relating to the schoolbus vehicle
     which contribute to the occurrence of schoolbus accidents and
     resultant injuries, and (B) actions which can be taken to reduce
     the likelihood of occurrence of such accidents and severity of such
     injuries. Such study shall consider, among other things, the extent
     to which injuries may be reduced through the use of seat belts and
     other occupant restraint systems in schoolbus accidents, and an
     examination of the extent to which the age of schoolbuses increases
     the likelihood of accidents and resultant injuries.".
  Approved July 8, 1976.




LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
HOUSE REPORT No. 94-1148 (Comm. on Interstate and Foreign Commerce).
SENATE REPORT No. 94-854 accompanying S. 2323 (Comm. on Commerce).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 122 (1976):
     June 11, considered and passed House.
     June 24, considered and passed Senate, amended, in lieu of S. 2323.
     June 29, House concurred in Senate amendment.

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