2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 106 - Pool and Spa Safety (Sections 8001 - 8008)
Sec. 8001 - Findings

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
Sec. 8001 - Findings
Containssection 8001
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Short Titles'Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act'."
Source CreditPub. L. 110-140, title XIV, §1402, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1794.
Statutes at Large References121 Stat. 1794
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 110-140

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15 U.S.C. § 8001 (2015)

§8001. Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1) Of injury-related deaths, drowning is the second leading cause of death in children aged 1 to 14 in the United States.

(2) In 2004, 761 children aged 14 and under died as a result of unintentional drowning.

(3) Adult supervision at all aquatic venues is a critical safety factor in preventing children from drowning.

(4) Research studies show that the installation and proper use of barriers or fencing, as well as additional layers of protection, could substantially reduce the number of childhood residential swimming pool drownings and near drownings.

(Pub. L. 110–140, title XIV, §1402, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1794.)


Chapter effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.


Pub. L. 110–140, title XIV, §1401, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1794, provided that: "This title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act'."

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