ERIC Number: ED119998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-23
Reference Count: N/A
An Act to Declare a National Policy of Coordinating the Increasing Use of the Metric System in the United States, and to Establish a United States Metric Board to Coordinate the Voluntary Conversion to the Metric System. Public Law 94-168, Ninety-Fourth Congress, H. R. 8674, December 23, 1975.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.
The Metric Conversion Act of 1975 was passed on December 23, 1975; the act is printed in full in this document, which is excerpted from the Congressional Record. The act provides for the establishment of a 17-member Metric Board, and charges the board with responsibility for devising and executing a program of planning, coordination, and public education. Specifically, the board is to consult with representatives of industries, agencies, and interest groups which are concerned with metrication; plan, facilitate, and publicize conversion programs; and consult with international organizations concerning recognition of United States metric standards. In the area of education the board is obliged to conduct public information programs, and consult with governmental agencies concerned with education to insure that the metric system is included in the curriculum. The board is also charged with conducting periodic research concerning the effectiveness of conversion. (SD)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House.