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As Introduced

As H.R. 13228 in the House and S. 3005 in the Senate: contains no comparable provision.

Sections 301—303

As Enacted

TITLE III–ACCIDENT AND INJURY RESEARCH AND

TEST FACILITY Sec. 301. The Secretary of Commerce is hereby authorized to make, a complete investigation and study of the need for a facility or facilities to conduct research, development, and testing in traffic safety (including but not limited to motor vehicle and highway safety) authorized by law, and research, development, and testing relating to the safety of machinery used on highways or in connection with the maintenance of highways (with particular emphasis on tractor safety) as he deems appropriate and necessary.

Sec. 302. The Secretary shall report the results of his investigation Report to and study to Congress not later than December 31, 1967. Such report Congress. shall include but not be limited to (1) an inventory of existing capabilities, equipment, and facilities, either publicly or privately owned or cperatod, which could be made available for use by the Socretary in carrying out the safety research, development, and testing referred to in section 301, (2) recommendations as to the site or sites for any recommended facility or facilities, (3) preliminary plans, specifications, and drawings for such recommended facility or facilities (includ. ing major research, development, and testing equipment), and (4) the estimated cost of the recommended sites, facilities, and equipment.

Sec. 303. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated not to exceed Appropriation. $3,000,000 for the investigation, study, and report authorized by this title. Any funds so appropriated shall remain available until expended.

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Conference Report House Report 1919, Page 23

RESEARCH AND TEST FACILITY Section 301 of the House amendment authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make a complete investigation and study of the need for a facility or facilities to conduct research, development, and testing (A) in traffic safety and (B) relating to the safety of agricultural machinery used on highways or in connection with the maintenance of highways (with particular emphasis on tractor safety) as he deems appropriate and necessary.

Section 301 of the proposed conference substitute is the same as the House amendment except for the deletion of the word "agricultural”. Thus, all machinery used on highways or in connection with the maintenance of highways may be subject to research, development, and testing.

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