H.R.806 - Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Thompson, Mike [D-CA-5] (Introduced 01/28/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-207|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/18/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.806 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (09/17/2019)
Portable Fuel Container Safety Act of 2019
This bill directs the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to require fuel containers to include devices that impede flames from entering the container. This requirement applies to flammable, liquid fuel containers of fewer than five gallons that are intended for transport. CPSC may either promulgate a rule or adopt an existing standard. Additionally, CPSC must educate consumers about dangers associated with using or storing such containers near an open flame or a source of ignition.
The bill also requires child resistant caps on kerosene and diesel fuel containers. Currently, this only applies to gasoline containers.