United States Code
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Congressional veto of flammability regulations
Transmission to Congress
The Commission shall transmit to the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives a copy of any flammability regulation promulgated by the Commission under section 1193 of this title.
Disapproval by concurrent resolution
Any regulation specified in subsection (a) shall not take effect if—
within the ninety calendar days of continuous session of the Congress which occur after the date of the promulgation of such regulation, both Houses of the Congress adopt a concurrent resolution, the matter after the resolving clause of which is as follows (with the blank spaces appropriately filled): “That the Congress disapproves the flammability regulation which was promulgated under the Flammable Fabrics Act by the Consumer Product Safety Commission with respect to and which was transmitted to the Congress on and disapproves the regulation for the following reasons: .”; or
within the sixty calendar days of continuous session of the Congress which occur after the date of the promulgation of such regulation, one House of the Congress adopts such concurrent resolution and transmits such resolution to the other House and such resolution is not disapproved by such other House within the thirty calendar days of continuous session of the Congress which occur after the date of such transmittal.
Presumptions from Congressional action or inaction
Congressional inaction on, or rejection of, a concurrent resolution of disapproval under this section shall not be construed as an expression of approval of the regulation involved, and shall not be construed to create any presumption of validity with respect to such regulation.
Continuous session of Congress
For purposes of this section—
continuity of session is broken only by an adjournment of the Congress sine die; and
the days on which either House is not in session because of an adjournment of more than three days to a day certain are excluded in the computation of the periods of continuous session of the Congress specified in subsection (b).
(June 30, 1953, ch. 164, § 17, as added Pub. L. 97–35, title XII, § 1207(d),
Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 719; amended Pub. L. 110–314, title II, § 204(c)(2)(C), (H), Aug. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 3042, 3043.)
cite as: 15 USC 1204