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H. Rept. 116-545: Consumer Safety Technology Act, Report to Accompany H.R. 8128, September 29, 2020   [open pdf - 293KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "H.R. 8128, the 'Consumer Safety Technology Act', was introduced on August 28, 2020, by Representatives Jerry McNerney (D- CA) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX). H.R. 8128, as remoted, incorporates text based on two additional bills that together help modernize our consumer protection agencies. H.R. 8128 requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to establish a pilot program to explore the use of artificial intelligence for at least one of the following purposes: (1) tracking injury trends; (2) identifying consumer product hazards; (3) monitoring the retail marketplace for the sale of recalled consumer products; or (4) identifying unsafe imported consumer products. During its consideration of the bill, the full Committee adopted an amendment in the nature of a substitute incorporating text based on two other bills referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce: H.R. 8153, the 'Blockchain Innovation Act' and an amended version of H.R. 2154, the 'Digital Taxonomy Act'. H.R. 8153 directs the Department of Commerce (DOC), in consultation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to conduct a study and submit to Congress a report on the state of blockchain technology in commerce, including its use to reduce fraud and increase security. H.R. 2154, as incorporated, directs the FTC to submit to Congress a report and recommendations on unfair or deceptive acts or practices relating to digital tokens."

Report Number:
H. Rept. 116-545; House Report 116-545
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2020-09-29
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Public Domain
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U.S. Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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