ERIC Number: ED070636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Metric Conversion. Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, 92 Congress, Second Session on S.2483 and S.J.Res. 219.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce.
Presented in this bulletin is the text of the hearing before the Committee on Commerce, United States Senate, ninety-second Congress, concerning coversion of the Nation to a metric system of weights and measures. Bill S. 2483 calls for providing a national program in order to make the international metric system the official and standard system of measurement in the United States and to provide for converting to general use of such a system within ten years after the date of enactment of the Act. Accompanying this is joint resolution, S.J. Res. 219, to establish a national policy relating to conversion to the metric system in the United States. The texts of the bill and resolution are given as well as prepared comments from several government agencies. Statements from individual witnesses follow and additional articles, letters, and statements submitted for the record are also recorded. Willian G. Magnuson, Washington, chaired the committee hearings held February 29, and March 1, 1972. (BL)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Committees, Development, Federal Legislation, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Metric System, National Programs
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($1.25)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce.