Summary: H.R.2350 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/18/1973)

Establishes, under the Secretary of Commerce, the United States Metric Conversion Coordinating Commission consisting of nine members representing business, labor, education, science, and technology.

Authorizes members of the Commission to be compensated at the rate of $100 a day. Charges the Commission with the responsibility of implementing with the voluntary participation of every interested sector in the United States the recommendations issued by the United States metric study including: (1) that the United States change to the metric system; (2) that such change be done through a coordinated program; (3) that there be established detailed plans and time tables be worked out; (4) that priority be given to educational programs in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher learning designed to enable Americans to think in metric terms; (5) that appropriate representatives of American enterprise participate in international standards; (6) that changeover costs shall lie where they fall; and (7) that the target date for full conversion shall be January 1, 1984.

Directs each agency of the Federal Government to convert to the international metric system and provides that such system shall be the sole and official system of weights in the United States by January 1, 1984. Authorizes necessary appropriations to carry out this Act.