CPSC Reform Legislation Needs Funding, Says Agency

Law360 (April 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Should the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act become law, the agency would require significant additional resources to implement many of its provisions, the chairman of the CPSC warned a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday.

Congress increased the CPSC's budget for fiscal year 2008 by 25%, raising it to $80 million, and President Bush has also requested an $80 million budget for the agency for fiscal year 2009.

The CPSC Reform Act, designed to beef up the agency's power to protect consumers from dangerous goods, was passed...
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