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tion (a) of this section, shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of such laws as in effect on the date such violation occurred.

(c) Standards issued pursuant to any law repealed by subsection (a) of this section shall continue in full effect and may be amended as if they had been effectively issued pursuant to this title. Such standards shall, after enactment of this Act, be subject to the enforcement and all other provisions of this title.

(d) All orders, rules, regulations, or privileges made, issued, or granted by any officer or agency in connection with any law repealed by subsection (a) of this section, and in effect at the time of such repeal, shall continue in effect to the same extent as if this section had not been enacted, until modified, superseded, or repealed. No suit, action, or other proceeding lawfully commenced by or against any agency or officer of the United States acting in his official capacity shall abate by reason of any repeal made by this section, but the court, on motion or supplemental petition filed at any time within twelve months after such transfer takes effect, showing a necessity for a survival of such suit, action, or other proceeding to obtain a settlement of the questions involved, may allow the same to be maintained.

AVOIDANCE OF DUPLICATION

Sec. 121. The Secretary, in exercising the authority under this Act, shall utilize the services, research and testing facilitis of public agencies to the maximum extent practicable in order to avoid duplication in such facilities and services.

REGULATIONS

SEC. 122. The Secretary is authorized to issue and amend such rules and regulations as he may find necessary or appropriate to carrying out the provisions of this Act.

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

SEC. 123. (a) The Secretary shall prepare and submit to the President for transmittal to the Congress on March 1 of each year a comprehensive report on the administration of this Act for the preceding calendar year. Such report shall include but not be restricted to (1) a thorough statistical compilation of the accidents and injuries occurring in such year; (2) a list of Federal motor vehicle safety standards prescribed or in effect in such year; (3) the degree of obseryance of applicable Federal motor vehicle standards; (4) a summary of all current research grants and contracts together with a description of the problems to be considered by such grants and contracts; (5) an analysis and evaluation, including relevant policy recommendations, of research activities completed and technological progress achieved during such year; and (6) the extent to which technical information was disseminated to the scientific community and consumer-oriented information was made available to be motoring public.

(b) The report required by subsection (a) of this section shall contain such recommendations for additional legislation as the Secretary deems necessary to promote cooperation among the several States in the improvement of traffic safety and to strengthen the national traffic safety program.

APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZED

Sec. 124. There is authorized to be appropriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this title, not to exceed $11,000,000 for fiscal year 1967, $17,000,000 for fiscal year 1968, and $23,000,000 for the fiscal year 1969. TITLE II—TRAFFIC ACCIDENT AND INJURY RESEARCH

AND TEST FACILITY

AUTHORIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND TESTING FACILITY Sec. 201. The Secretary of Commerce is hereby authorized, acting independently or in cooperation with other Federal departments or agencies, to plan, design, construct, acquire, maintain, and operate a facility or facilities, within the District of Columbia or elsewhere, in which to conduct so much of the research, development, testing and evaluation provided for by this Act, and other research, development, and testing in traffic safety authorized by law, as he may deem appropriate and necessary.

PLANNING APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZED Sec. 202. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed $2,000,000 for the planning of the facility or facilities authorized by section 201 of this Act, including necessary feasibility studies.

LIMITATIONS ON APPROPRIATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION Sec. 203. (a) No appropriation shall be made to construct, acquire, or alter any facility pursuant to section 201 involving an expenditure in excess of $100,000 if such construction, acquisition, or alteration has not been approved by resolutions adopted by the Committee on Commerce of the Senate and the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, and such approval has not been rescinded as provided in subsection (c) of this section. For the purpose of securing consideration of such approval, the Secretary shall transmit to Congress a prospectus of the proposed project, including (but not limited to)

(i) a brief description of the building or facility to be constructed, acquired, or altered under this title;

(2) the location of the project, and an estimate of the maximum cost of the project;

(3) statement by the Secretary that suitable space owned by the Government is not available and that suitable facilities are not available for acquisition or on a fee or rental basis at a price commensurate with that to be afforded through the proposed action; and

(4) a statement by the Secretary of the number of persons expected to be employed at the building or facility and an estimate of its annual operating cost. (b) The estimated maximum cost of any project approved under this section as set forth in any prospectus may be increased by an amount equal to the percentage increase, if any, as determined by the Secretary in consultation with the Administrator of the General Services Administration, in construction, production, or alteration costs, as the case may be, from the date of transmittal of such prospectus to Congress, but in no event shall the increase authorized by this subsection exceed 10 per centum of such estimated maximum costs.

(c) In the case of any project approved for construction, acquisition, or alteration by the Committee on Commerce of the Senate and the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, in accordance with subsection (a) of this section, for which an appropriation has not been made within one year after the date of such approval, either the Committee on Commerce of the Senate or the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives may rescind, by resolution, its approval of such project at any time thereafter before such an appropriation has been made.

TITLE III-HIGHWAY SAFETY

NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER Sec. 301. Title 23, United States Code, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof a new section: “8 321. National driver register service

"(a) The Secretary shall establish and maintain a register containing the name of each individual reported to him by a State, or political subdivision thereof, as an individual with respect to whom such State or political subdivision has denied, terminated, or temporarily withdrawn (except a withdrawal for less than six months based on habitual violation) an individual's license or privilege to operate a motor vehicle. Such register shall also contain such other information as the Secretary may deem appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section.

"(b) The Secretary shall, at the request of any State, or political subdivision thereof, or at the request of any Federal department or agency, furnish such information as may be contained in the register established under subsection (a) with respect to any individual applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license or permit.

"(c) As used in this section, the term 'State' includes each of the several States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone and American Samoa."

TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS Sec. 302. (a) The Act of July 14, 1960 (74 Stat. 526), as amended by the Act of October 4, 1961 (75 Stat. 779), is hereby repealed.

(b) The analysis of chapter 3 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof: "321. National Driver Register Service.”

Amend the title so as to read: "A bill to provide for a coordinated national safety program and establishment of safety standards for motor vehicles in interstate commerce to reduce accidents involving motor vehicles and to reduce the deaths and injuries occurring in such accidents.”

CHANGES IN EXISTING LAW In compliance with subsection (4) of rule XXIX of the Standing Rules of the Senate, changes in existing law made by the bill as reported are shown as follows (existing law proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is printed in italic). CAN ACT To provide that hydraulic brake fluid sold or shipped in commerce for use in motor vehicles shall meet certain specifications prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce.

[Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act the Secretary of Commerce shall prescribe and publish in the Federal Register specifications for hydraulic brake fluids for use in motor vehicles. The standards so published shall provide the public with safe and efficient hydraulic fluids for motor vehicle hydraulic braking systems in order to promote highway safety.

[Sec. 2. (a) The manufacture for sale, the sale, or the offering for sale, in commerce, or the importation into the United States, or the introduction, delivery for introduction, transportation or causing to be transported in, commerce, or for the purpose of sale, or delivery after sale, in commerce, of any such hydraulic brake fluid which does not meet the specifications prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce as set forth in the first section of this Act shall be unlawful.

[(b) Whoever knowingly and willfully violates this section shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year or both.

[SEC. 3. As used in this Act

[(1) The term "commerce” means (A) commerce between any place in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a possession of the United States and any place outside thereof, and (B) commerce wholly within the District of Columbia or any such possession; and

[(2) The term “motor vehicle" means any vehicle or machine propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used on the highways.

[Sec. 4. This Act shall take effect on the date of its enactment except that section 2 shall take effect on such date as the Secretary of Commerce shall determine but such date shall be not more than ninety days after the date of publication of specifications first established under the first section of this Act. If such specifications first established are thereafter changed, such standards as so changed shall take effect on such date as the Secretary of Commerce shall determine but such date shall be not more than ninety days after the date of their publication in accordance with the provisions of the first section of this Act.)

AN ACT To provide that seat belts sold or shipped in interstate commerce for

use in motor vehicles shall meet certain safety standards. [Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the Secretary of Commerce shall prescribe and publish in the Federal Register minimum standards for seat belts for use in motor vehicles other than those of carriers subject to safety regulations under part II of the Interstate Commerce Act. Such standards shall be designed to

provide the public with safe seat belts so that passenger injuries in motor vehicle accidents can be kept to a minimum. Standards first established under this section shall be prescribed and published not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act.

(SEC. 2. (a) The manufacture for sale, the sale, or the offering for sale, in interstate commerce, or the importation into the United States, or the introduction, delivery for introduction, transportation or causing to be transported in, interstate commerce, or for the purpose of sale, or delivery after sale, in interstate commerce, of any seat belt manufactured on or after the date this section takes effect shall be unlawful unless such seat belt meets the standards prescribed by the Secretary of Commerce as set forth in the first section of this Act.

[(b) Whoever knowingly and willfully violates this section shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year or both.

(Sec. 3. As used in this Act

[(1) The term “interstate commerce" includes commerce between one State, Territory, possession, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and another State, Territory, possession, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

[(2) The term “motor vehicle” means any other vehicle or machine propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used on the highways principally in the transportation of passengers.

[(3) The term "seat belt” means any strap, webbing, or similar device designed to secure a passenger in a motor vehicle in order to mitigate the results of any accident, including all necessary buckles, and other fasteners, and all hardware designed for installing such seat belt in a motor vehicle.

[SEC. 4. This Act shall take effect on the date of its enactment except that section 2 shall take effect on such date as the Secretary of Commerce shall determine but such date shall be not less than one hundred and eighty days nor more than one year after the date of publication of standards first established under the first section of this Act. If such standards first established are thereafter changed, such standards as so changed shall take effect on such date as the Secretary of Commerce shall determine but such date shall be not less than one hundred and eighty days nor more than one year after the date of their publication in accordance with the provisions of the first section of this Act.]

BRAKE FLUID AND SEAT BELT STANDARDS Sec. 120. (a) Public Law 87-637 (Act of September 5, 1962, 76 Stat. 437, 15 U.S.C. 1301-1303), and Public Law 88-201 (Act of December 13, 1963, 77 Stat. 361, 15 U.S.('. 1321-1323) are hereby repealed.

(6) W'hoerer, prior to the date of enactment of this section, knowingly and willfully violates any provision of law repealed by subsection (a) of this section, shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of such laws as in effect on the date such violation occurred.

(c) Standards issued pursuant to any law repealed by subsection (a) of this section shall continue in full effect and may be amended as if they had been effectively issued pursuant to this title. Such standards shall, after enactment of this Act, be subject to the enforcement and all other provisions of this title.

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