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PUBLIC LAW 97-000—MMMM. DD, 1981

95 STAT. 724

PUBLIC LAW 97-35—AUG. 13, 1981 LAWN MOWER STANDARD

15 USC 2051 note. Study and report.

SEC. 1212. (a) Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Consumer Product Safety Commission shall amend its consumer product safety standard for walk-behind power lawn mowers to provide that a manually started rotary t3rpe lawn mower which has a blade control system which meets the requirements of the standard relating to blade controls (16 CFR 1205.5) except that the system stops the engine and requires a manual restart of the engine shall be considered in compliance with such requirements if the engine starting controls for the lawn mower are located within twenty-four inches from the top of the mower's handles or the mower has a protective foot shield which extends three hundred and sixty degrees around the mower housing. The Consumer Product Safety Act shall not apply with respect to the promulgation of the amendment prescribed by this subsection. (b) The Commission shall conduct a study of the effect on consumers of the amendment prescribed by subsection (a) and shall report the results of such study two years after the date the standard, as amended in accordance with suDsection (a), takes effect. The Commission may not amend the amendment prescribed by subsection (a) before the report is filed under this subsection. AMUSEMENT PARKS

SEC. 1213. Section 3(a)(l) (15 U.S.C. 2052(a)(l)) is amended by inserting before the sentence following subparagraph (I) the following: "Such term includes any mechanical device which carries or conveys passengers along, around, or over a fixed or restricted route or course or within a defined area for the purpose of giving its passengers amusement, which is customarily controlled or directed by an individual who is employed for that purpose and who is not a consumer with respect to such device, and which is not permanently fixed to a site. Such term does not include such a device which is permanently fixed to a site.". EXTENSION OF ACT

SEC. 1214. Section 32(a) (15 U.S.C. 2081(a)) is amended (1) by striking out "and" at the end of paragraph (6), (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (7) and inserting a semicolon, and (3) by adding at the end the following: "(8) $33,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982; and "(9) $35,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983. For payment of accumulated and accrued leave under section 5551 of title 5, United States Code, severance pay under section 5595 under such title, and any other expense related to a reduction in force in the Commission, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary.". EFFECTIVE DATE 15 USC 2052 note.

15 USC 1261 note. 15 USC 1191 note.

SEC. 1215. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), the amendments made by this subtitle shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) The amendments made by section 1207 shall apply with respect to consumer product safety rules under the Consumer Product Safety Act and regulations under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the Flammable Fabrics Act promulgated by the Consumer