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Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 3456 - Consumer Product Safety Amendments of 1985

November 19, 1985

STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY

(Revision)
(House)
(Waxman (D) California and 4 others)

The Administration opposes enactment of H.R. 3456, because it:

— provides an unwarranted expansion in the regulatory authority of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to include permanently-fixed amusement rides and devices. Title IV of the bill duplicates already existing State and private regulatory programs, and would not result in a decrease in the risk of accident or injury associated with amusement devices;

— exceeds the President's Budget by $10.3 million over the fiscal year 1986-88 period; and

— establishes a personnel floor of 568 officers and employees for the CPSC, thereby interfering with the agency's ability to allocate resources among activities and programs that require specialized injury and illness assessments.

The Administration supports the provisions in S. 1077, the Senate-passed CPSC reauthorization bill, and will work in conference to eliminate the objectionable features of H.R. 3456.

Ronald Reagan, Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 3456 - Consumer Product Safety Amendments of 1985 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/326965