[Libs-Or] Fwd: [District Dispatch] Rep. Fortenberry reintroduces bill to amend Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 17:33:26 PST 2011

Rep. Fortenberry reintroduces bill to amend Consumer Product Safety
Improvement Act <http://www.wo.ala.org/districtdispatch/?p=5556>
January 19, 2011 ( No

A year ago this month, the Consumer Product Safety Commission
(CPSC) released their Report to
difficulties encountered with enforcing the Consumer Product
Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

The report reaffirms the Commission’s belief that Congress did not intend to
impose the strict lead ban — as imposed by section 101(a) of CPSIA — for
ordinary books. However, the report states that the CPSC does not have the
flexibility needed to grant an exclusion for ordinary books.  “In order to
address this issue, Congress may, with some limitations, choose to consider
granting an exclusion for ordinary children’s books and other children’s
paper-based printed materials,” the report states.

On January 12, U.S. Rep. Fortenberry (NE-1) once again recognized the need
for ordinary books to be exempt from the law by reintroducing a bill to do
so.   The bill, H.R. 272, would amend CPSIA to exempt ordinary books and
paper-based printed material from the lead limit in CPSIA. The bill has been
referred to the House committee on Energy and Commerce.

Please visit the Legislative Action
Center<http://capwiz.com/ala/issues/alert/?alertid=13004706>to see how
you can show your support for this issue and encourage your
representatives to support and/or co-sponsor  H.R. 272.
For additional questions, contact Jessica McGilvray, assistant director for
the ALA Office of Government Relations, at jmcgilvray at alawash.org or


*Diedre Conkling
Lincoln County Library District
P.O. Box 2027
Newport, OR  97365
Phone & Fax:  541-265-3066
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