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Introduced in House (01/09/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5565


To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act by repealing certain provisions pertaining to enjoining disclosure, increasing the minimum baseline civil penalties for violations, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 9, 2020

Mr. Rush introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Consumer Product Safety Act by repealing certain provisions pertaining to enjoining disclosure, increasing the minimum baseline civil penalties for violations, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Safety Hazard and Recall Efficiency Information Act” or the “SHARE Information Act”.

SEC. 2. Repeal of enjoinment of disclosures.

Section 6(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2055(b)) is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1), by striking “Except as provided by paragraph (4) of this subsection” and inserting “Except as provided by paragraph (3) of this subsection”;

(2) by striking paragraph (3);

(3) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through (8) as paragraphs (3) through (7), respectively; and

(4) in paragraph (3) (as redesignated by paragraph (3)), by striking “Paragraphs (1) through (3)” and inserting “Paragraphs (1) and (2)”.

SEC. 3. Increase in civil penalties.

(a) Amendment.—Section 20(a) of the Consumer Product Safety Act (15 U.S.C. 2069(a)) is amended by striking “$15,000,000” each place it appears and inserting “$50,000,000”.

(b) Application.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to violations of the Consumer Product Safety Act occurring on or after the date of enactment of this Act.


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