15 U.S. Code § 1204 - Congressional veto of flammability regulations
The Commission shall transmit to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives a copy of any flammability regulation promulgated by the Commission under section 1193 of this title.
Congressional inaction on, or rejection of, a concurrent resolution of disapproval under this section shall not be construed as an expression of approval of the regulation involved, and shall not be construed to create any presumption of validity with respect to such regulation.
The Flammable Fabrics Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is act June 30, 1953, ch. 164, 67 Stat. 111, as amended, which is classified generally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 1191 of this title and Tables.
A prior section 1204, act June 30, 1953, ch. 164, § 17, as added Dec. 14, 1967, Pub. L. 90–189, § 10, 81 Stat. 574; amended May 11, 1976, Pub. L. 94–284, § 19, 90 Stat. 514, related to the National Advisory Committee for Flammable Fabrics Act, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97–35, title XII, § 1205(b), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 716, eff. Aug. 13, 1981.
2008—Pub. L. 110–314, § 204(c)(2)(H), which directed substitution of “Commission” for “Consumer Product Safety Commission” in this section, was executed by making the substitution in subsec. (a) before “shall transmit”, but not in subsec. (b)(1), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–314, § 204(c)(2)(C), which directed substitution of “Commission” for “Secretary” wherever appearing in the Flammable Fabrics Act, classified to this chapter, was not executed in subsec. (a) of this section, where “Secretary” precedes “of the Senate”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. Amendment was part of a series of conforming amendments to change references to the “Secretary” of Commerce to “Commission”.
Section applicable with respect to consumer product safety rules under chapter 47 of this title and regulations under this chapter and chapter 30 of this title promulgated after Aug. 13, 1981, see section 1215 of Pub. L. 97–35, set out as an Effective Date of 1981 Amendment note under section 2052 of this title.
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