(Added Pub. L. 102–240, title I, § 1031(a)(1),Dec. 18, 1991, 105 Stat. 1970; amended Pub. L. 104–59, title II, § 205(e),Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 577.)
References in Text
The date of the enactment of this section, referred to in subsecs. (c) and (i)(3), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 102–240
, which was approved Dec. 18, 1991.
of this title, referred to in subsec. (i)(2), was repealed by Pub. L. 104–59
, title II, § 205(d)(1)(B),Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 577
A prior section
, added Pub. L. 93–87
, title II, § 210(a),Aug. 13, 1973, 87 Stat. 287
; amended Pub. L. 94–280
, title I, § 131,May 5, 1976, 90 Stat. 441
, related to a program for the elimination of roadside obstacles, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 95–599
, title I, § 168(b),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2723
1995—Subsec. (h)(1), (2). Pub. L. 104–59
struck out “a law described in subsection (a)(1) and” after “have in effect”.
Effective Date of 1995 Amendment
Section 205(e) ofPub. L. 104–59
provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Sept. 30, 1995.
Section effective Dec. 18, 1991, and applicable to funds authorized to be appropriated or made available after Sept. 30, 1991, and, with certain exceptions, not applicable to funds appropriated or made available on or before Sept. 30, 1991, see section 1100 ofPub. L. 102–240
, set out as an Effective Date of 1991 Amendment note under section
of this title.
Study of Benefits of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets to Individuals Involved in Crashes
Section 1031(b) ofPub. L. 102–240
“(1) In general.—The Secretary shall conduct a study or studies to determine the benefits of safety belt use and motorcycle helmet use for individuals involved in motor vehicle crashes and motorcycle crashes, collecting and analyzing data from regional trauma systems regarding differences in the following: the severity of injuries; acute, rehabilitative and long-term medical costs, including the sources of reimbursement and the extent to which these sources cover actual costs; government, employer, and other costs; and mortality and morbidity outcomes. The study shall cover a representative period after January 1, 1990.
“(2) Report.—The Secretary shall make public a proposed report on the results of the study or studies conducted under this subsection, provide a period of 90 days for public comment on such report, consider such comments, and transmit to Congress a report on the results of such study or studies, together with a summary of such comments, not later than 40 months after the funds for such study are made available by the Secretary.
“(3) Funding.—Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1992 or 1993 (or both) to carry out section
, United States Code, the Secretary shall make available $5,000,000 in the aggregate in such fiscal years to carry out this subsection. Such funds shall remain available until expended.”