House Grounds Roller Coaster Amendment

Law360, New York (December 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Unmoved by an opening statement in the form of an ode to product safety delivered by Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday rejected a proposal from the congressman that would have put amusement park rides under government oversight.

With a vote of 25-10, the committee rejected the amendment put forward by Markey, during the committee's consideration of the Consumer Product Safety Modernization Act.

Markey's amendment would have closed what he has called a “roller coaster loophole,” putting nonmobile amusement park...
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