S.3718 - Pool and Spa Safety Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Allen, George [R-VA] (Introduced 07/24/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 109-357|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/09/2006 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
This bill has the status Failed House
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Summary: S.3718 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (12/06/2006)
Pool and Spa Safety Act - (Sec. 3) Requires each swimming pool or spa drain cover manufactured, distributed, or entered into commerce in the United States to conform to specified ASME/ANSI entrapment protection standards. Considers that requirement to be a consumer product safety rule issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) under certain provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Act.
(Sec. 4) Establishes a program of grants to states to: (1) hire and train enforcement personnel; and (2) educate pool construction, installation, and service companies, pool owners and operators, and other members of the public. Conditions grants on a state imposing certain requirements by statute, including: (1) enclosure of residential pools and spas to prevent small children from gaining unsupervised access; and (2) drain entrapment prevention devices and systems on all pools and spas.
(Sec. 6) Requires the CPSC to establish and carry out a public education program on methods to prevent drowning and entrapment in pools and spas. Authorizes appropriations.