PUBLIC LAW 98-547—OCT. 25, 1984
98 STAT. 2767
"(I) an assessment of whether the identification of parts of other classes of motor vehicles is likely to have (i) a beneficial impact in decreasing the rate of theft of such vehicles; (ii) improve the recovery rate of such vehicles; (iii) decrease the trafficking in stolen parts of such vehicles; (iv) stem the export and import of such stolen vehicles, parts, or components; or (v) benefits which exceed the costs of such identification; and "(J) other pertinent and reliable information available to the Secretary concerning the impact, including the beneficial impact, of this title and titles II and III of the Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984 on law enforcement, consumers, and manufacturers. "(3) The report submitted under this subsection to the Congress shall include recommendations for (A) continuing the standard established by this title without change, (B) modifying this title to cover more or fewer lines of passenger motor vehicles, (C) modifying this title to cover other classes of motor vehicles, or (D) terminating the standard for all future motor vehicles. The report may include, as appropriate, legislative and administrative recommendations. "(c)(1) The reports under subsections (a) and (b) shall each be based on (A) the information reported under this title by insurers of motor vehicles and manufacturers of such vehicles and major replacement parts, (B) information provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (C) experience obtained in the implementation, administration, and enforcement of this title, (D) experience gained by the Government under titles II and III of the Motor Vehicle Theft Law Enforcement Act of 1984, and (E) any other reliable and relevant information available to the Secretary. "(2) In preparing each such report, the Secretary shall consult with the Attorney General of the United States and with State and local law enforcement officials, as appropriate. "(3) The report under subsection (b) shall (A) cover a period of at least four years subsequent to the promulgation of the standard required by this title, and (B) reflect any information, as appropriate, from the report under subsection (a) updated from the time of such report. "(4) At least 90 days before submitting each such report to Congress, the Secretary shall publish the proposed report for public review and for an opportunity for written comment of at least 45 days. The Secretary shall consider such comments in preparing the final report and shall include a summary of such comments with the final report.". (b) Section 2 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (15 U.S.C. 1901) is amended by inserting "and except as provided in section 601 of this Act" immediately after "title V". REPORT REGARDING THEFT PREVENTION SYSTEMS
SEC. 102. (a) The Secretary of Transportation, not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, shall submit a report to the Congress regarding security devices and systems which are designed to deter individuals from entering a locked motor vehicle and starting the motor vehicle for the purpose of stealing the motor vehicle, (b) The report required in subsection (a) shall contain— ( D a determination by the Secretary of whether a Federal standard regarding security devices and systems can be devised
Post, pp. 2768, 2771.