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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-417—SEPT. 24, 1984

98 STAT. 1605

"(f) For purposes of this Act, any wool product shall be misbranded if a stamp, tag, label, or other identification conforming to the requirements of this section is not on or affixed to the inside center of the neck midway between the shoulder seams or, if such product does not contain a neck, in the most conspicuous place on the inner side of such product, unless it is on or affixed on the outer side of such product or in the case of hosiery items, on the outer side of such product or package.". SEC. 306. Section 5 of the Wool Products Labeling Act of 1939 (15 U.S.C. 68c) is amended— (1) by striking out "Any person" in the first paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof "(a) Any person", (2) by striking out "Any person" in the second paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof "(b) Any person", and (3) by inserting after subsection (b) (as designated by this section) the following new subsection: "(c) For the purposes of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, any package of wool products intended for sale to the ultimate consumer shall also be considered a wool product and shall have affixed to it a stamp, tag, label, or other means of identification bearing the information required by section 4, with respect to the wool products contained therein, unless such package of wool products is transparent to the extent that it allows for the clear reading of the stamp, tag, label, or other means of identification affixed to the wool product, or in the case of hosiery items this section shall not be construed as requiring the affixing of a stamp, tag, label, or other means of identification to each hosiery product contained in a package if (1) such hosiery products are intended for sale to the ultimate consumer in such package, (2) such package has affixed to it a stamp, tag, label, or other means of identification bearing, with respect to the hosiery products contained therein, the information required by subsection (4), and (3) the information on the stamp, tag, label, or other means of identification affixed to such package is equally applicable with respect to each hosiery product contained therein.". SEC. 307. The amendments made by this title shall be effective ninety days after the date of enactment of this Act. Approved September 24, 1984.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 1538 (H.R. 3605): HOUSE REPORT No. 98-857 accompanying H.R. 3605, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Energy and Commerce) and Pt. 2 (Comm. on the Judiciary). SENATE REPORT No. 98-547 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 130 (1984): June 29, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 6, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of H.R. 3605. Sept. 12, Senate concurred in House amendments. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 20, No. 39 (1984): Sept. 24, Presidential statement.

Effective date, 15 USC 68b note.