S.980 - Anton's Law107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Fitzgerald, Peter [R-IL] (Introduced 05/26/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation | House - Energy and Commerce; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 107-137|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/05/2002 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 5504, which became Public Law 107-318 on 12/4/2002.|
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Summary: S.980 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Anton's Law - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to initiate a rulemaking proceeding to establish certain performance requirements for child restraints, including booster seats, for the restraint of children weighing more than 50 pounds.
Passed Senate amended (02/25/2002)
(Sec. 3) Directs the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees on the current schedule and status of Department of Transportation activities to develop, evaluate, and certify a commercially available dummy that simulates a ten-year old child for use in testing the effectiveness of child restraints used in passenger motor vehicles.
(Sec. 4) Directs the Secretary to complete a rulemaking proceeding to amend certain Code of Federal Regulations motor vehicle safety standards relating to occupant crash protection in order to: (1) require a lap and shoulder belt assembly for each rear designated seating position in a passenger motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds or less (except that if the Secretary determines that installation of a lap and shoulder belt assembly is not practicable for a particular designated seating position in a particular type of passenger motor vehicle, then the Secretary may exclude the designated seating position from the requirement); and (2) apply such requirement to passenger motor vehicles in a certain phase-in schedule. Requires the Secretary to report to specified congressional committees if installation of a lap and shoulder belt assembly is not practicable for a particular designated seating position in a particular type of motor vehicle.
(Sec. 5) Amends the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century to extend the child passenger protection education grants program for a two-year period.
(Sec. 6) Amends Federal highway law to direct the Secretary to: (1) establish appropriate criteria applicable to child restraint laws for purposes of eligibility for grants on improving child passenger safety programs for children under the age of 16 years; and (2) make such grants to each State and Indian tribe that has a child restraint law in effect as of September 30, 2004. Sets forth certain grant requirements.
(Sec. 8) Authorizes appropriations.