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year ending June 30, 1975; not to exceed $46,000,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976; and not to exceed $50,000,000 for the fiscal year ending in 1977. For fiscal years ending after 1977, there may be appropriated to carry out such functions, powers, and duties, only such sums as the Congress may hereafter authorize by law.

SEC. 21. This Act may be cited as the "Federal Trade Commission Act.”

MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COST

SAVINGS ACT

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MOTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION AND COST

SAVINGS ACT

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 15 U.s.c. 1901 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act”.

DEFINITIONS

15 U.S.C. 1901

Sec. 2. For the purpose of this Act:

(1) The term "passenger motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle with motive power, designed for carrying twelve persons or less, except (A) a motorcycle or (B) a truck not designed primarily to carry its operator or passengers.

(2) The term “multipurpose passenger vehicle” means a passenger motor vehicle which is constructed either on a truck chassis or with special features for occasional off-road operation.

(3) The term “passenger motor vehicle equipment” means (A) any system, part or component of a passenger motor vehicle as originally manufactured or any similar part or component manufactured or sold for replacement or improvement of such system, part, or component or as an accessory, or addition to a passenger motor vehicle, or (B) a towing device.

(4) The term “towing device” means any device manufactured or sold for use in towing a passenger motor vehicle.

(5) The term “property loss reduction standard” means a minimum performance standard established for the purpose of increasing the resistance of passenger motor vehicles or passenger motor vehicle equipment to damage resulting from motor vehicle accidents or for the purpose of reducing the cost of repairing such vehicles or such equipment damaged as a result of such accidents.

(6) The term “bumper standard” means any property loss reduction standard the purpose of which is (A) to eliminate or reduce substantially physical damage to the front or rear ends (or both) of a passenger motor vehicle resulting from (i) a low-speed collision (including but not limited to a low-speed collision with a fixed barrier) or (ii) from the towing of such vehicle, or (B) to reduce substantially the cost of repair of the front or rear ends (or both)

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of such a vehicle when damaged (i) in such a collision or (ii) as a result of being towed; but such a standard may not specify a specific dollar amount for the cost of repair of a vehicle when so damaged.

(7) The term "manufacturer” means any person engaged in the manufacturing or assembling of passenger motor vehicles or passenger motor vehicle equipment including any person importing motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment for resale.

(8) The term “make” when used in describing a passenger motor vehicle means the trade name of the manufacturer of that vehicle.

(9) The term "model" when used in describing a passenger motor vehicle means a category of passenger motor vehicle based upon the size,

style, and type of any make of passenger motor vehicle.

(10) The term “motor vehicle accident” means an accident arising out of the operation, maintenance, or use of a passenger motor vehicle or passenger motor vehicle equipment.

(11) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Transportation.

(12) The term “insurer of passenger motor vehicles" means any person engaged in the business of issuing (or reinsuring, in whole or part) passenger motor vehicle insurance policies.

(13) The term "damage susceptibility” means susceptibility to physical damage incurred by a passenger motor vehicle involved in a motor vehicle accident.

(14) The term "crashworthiness” means the protection that a passenger motor vehicle affords its passengers against personal injury or death as a reresult of a motor vehicle accident.

(15) The term “motor vehicle” means any vehicle driven or drawn by mechanical power manufactured primarily for use on the public streets, roads, and highways, except any vehicle operated exclusively on a rail or rails.

(16) The term "State" includes each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and American Samoa.

(17) The term “interstate commerce" means commerce between any place in a State and any place in another State, or between places in the same State throuch another State.

(18) The term "United States district courts" means the Federal district courts of the United States and the United States courts of the Commonwealth of Prerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Canal Zone, and American Samoa.

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