All Information (Except Text) for H.R.4233 - Savings in Construction Act of 1996104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47] (Introduced 09/27/1996)|
|Committees:||House - Science|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/30/1996 Received in the Senate. (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Savings in Construction Act of 1996
Actions Overview (2)
|09/28/1996||Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.|
|09/27/1996||Introduced in House|
09/28/1996 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
09/27/1996 Introduced in House
All Actions (10)
|09/30/1996||Senate||Received in the Senate.|
|09/28/1996-6:41pm||House||Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.|
|09/28/1996-6:41pm||House||On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.|
|09/28/1996-6:40pm||House||Considered as unfinished business.|
|09/28/1996-9:21am||House||At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.|
|09/28/1996-9:11am||House||DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.|
|09/28/1996-9:11am||House||Considered under suspension of the rules.|
|09/28/1996-9:10am||House||Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.|
|09/27/1996||House||Referred to the House Committee on Science.|
|09/27/1996||House||Introduced in House|
09/30/1996 Received in the Senate.
09/28/1996 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/28/1996 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
09/28/1996 Considered as unfinished business.
09/28/1996 At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 5, rule I, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
09/28/1996 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
09/28/1996 Considered under suspension of the rules.
09/28/1996 Mr. Walker moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
09/27/1996 Referred to the House Committee on Science.
09/27/1996 Introduced in House
|Rep. Walker, Robert S. [R-PA-16]*||09/27/1996|
|Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8]*||09/27/1996|
|Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]*||09/27/1996|
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Reports|
|House Science||09/27/1996||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Building materials
- Construction costs
- Construction industries
- Executive reorganization
- Federal installations
- Federal office buildings
- Government contractors
- Government paperwork
- Government procurement
- International competitiveness
- Metric system
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in House (09/27/1996)
Savings in Construction Act of 1996 - Amends the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 to define specified terms, including: (1) full and open competition; (2) total installed price; (3) hard-metric; (4) cost or pricing data or price analysis; and (5) Federal facility.
Requires the implementation of such Act in the acquisition of construction services and materials for Federal facilities. Directs that if the requirements of this Act conflict with specified Federal procurement provisions, then such provisions shall take precedence. Sets forth exceptions with respect to the implementation of such Act concerning concrete masonry units and recessed lighting fixtures. Requires the agency head to determine in writing according to specified criteria that specifications can only be satisfied by hard-metric versions.
Requires the head of each agency that awards construction contracts within the United States and its territories to designate a senior agency official as a construction metrication ombudsman to, among other things, be: (1) responsible for reviewing and responding to complaints from prospective bidders, subcontractors, suppliers, or their designated representatives concerning use of the metric system of measurement in contracts for the construction of Federal buildings; (2) independent of the contracting officer for construction contracts; and (3) responsible for ensuring that the agency is not implementing the metric system of measurement in a manner that is either impractical, likely to cause significant inefficiencies or loss of markets to U.S. firms, or inconsistent with specified guidelines while ensuring that the goals of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 are observed.