Description: TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 11035, TO DECLARE A NATIONAL POLICY OF CONVERTING TO THE METRIC SYSTEM IN THE U.S.
Bill summary: Metric Conversion Act - Establishes a National Metric Conversion Board to implement the change of the United States to the metric system by devising and carrying out a program of encouragement, coordination and public education.
Requires the Board to consult with industry, commerce, science, consumers, engineering, education, labor, State and local governments, foreign governments, and such others as are deemed appropriate in carrying out its duties.
Requires the Board, within 12 months after
the appropriation of funds to carry out this Act, to develop and submit to the Secretary of Commerce, for transmittal to the President and Congress, a plan to convert to the metric system. Provides that such plan will be implemented within 60 days unless disapproved by Congress.
Authorizes the Board to hold hearings and enter into contracts.
Provides that an executive director shall be responsible for carrying out the Board's duties.
Authorizes appropriations necessary to carry out this Act.
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Bill titles: A bill to declare a national policy of converting to the metric system in the United States, and to establish a National metric conversion board to coordinate the voluntary conversion to the metric system over a period of 10 years.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 120-63, p. H3615;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov