The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on October 6, 1971 · Page 13
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 13

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1971
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Consumer Bill Attacked In Vital Spot WASHINGTON (AP) - To the average person, Section 204 would be just 97 lines of complicated lingo loaded with unfamiliar legal references. But to Ralph Nader it is the heart of the proposed consumer protection act of 1971. And his complaint to Congress is that a House committee has given the bill heart trouble. Nader and Rep. Benjamin S Rosenthal, D-N.Y., are unhappy because, they say, Section 204- on "representation of con sumers"—would not give the proposed new consumer protec tion agency the right to intervene in enforcement proceedings during preliminary, informal stages. That is important, they say, because most cases involving alleged violations of consumer protection regulations are settled without formal proceedings. For example, they say: —The Federal Trade Commission resorted to formal adjudication only 25 times in 1970 to enforce flammability standards while disposing of more than 250 cases through informal proceedings. — Agriculture Dep disciplinary actions under meat and poultry inspection laws against adulterated food and unsanitary processing plants are done informally before a department attorney. — The Civil Aeronautics Board instituted or concluded more than 1,800 informal com plaints against air carriers for violations of law, while settling only 231 cases through formal proceedings during fiscal 1971. In addition, Nader and Rosenthal say the bill would not give the proposed agency the right to intervene or participate in "all formal adjudications 'seeking primarily to impose a fine, penalty or forfeiture,' all agency investigations and internal procedures." This means, they said, that the proposed agency could not investigate vehicle defects, food contamination, dangerous toys, possible violations of the Flammable Farbcis Act, or industry compliance with Interstate Commerce Commission rules governing household movers. They also said the bill would keep the new agency from participating in agency supervisory practices—such as Federal Communications Commission supervision of radio and television licenses. Lost Battle Nader and Rosenthal also lost a battle to give the agency what would have amounted to subpoena powers. But Chairman Chet Holifield of the House Government Oper ations Committee which wrote the bill takes a different view "The allegation has been made," Holifield said, "that 80 to 90 per cent of federal agency actions would be outside the purview of the consumer agen cy because they involve 'infor mal* rather than 'formal' proceedings. "The Administrative Procedures Act makes no distinction of that kind. There is no valid basis for that allegation." Holifield said the bill "does not give this new agency the right to dominate its sister agencies of government, nor to stand as a supar ar^ncy above them, but it does direct the others to conpsrate with the consumer agency in furnishing information. "And it gives the consumer agency's administrator the right to request an agency to initiate a proceeding or publicly explain its failure to do so." Chairman Roger C. Cramton of the Administrative Conference of the United States, who helped draft the current version of the bill, said it would be extraordinarily difficult to write legislation dealing with informal agency considerations. Similar legislation passed the | Senate and the House Government Operations Committee by wide margins last year but died on a tie vote in the House Rules Committee, which clears legislation for floor action. The current bill was rushed to the Rules Committee Friday, the deadline for filing legislation to be considered for clearance to the House floor this year. No date has been set for Rules Committee action. Nader complains that last year's bill was stronger. He says that the White House took a-ftiong role behind the scenes by "disciplining Republican members and holding out carrots to some Democratic members." Holifield and Republican deny the charge. Hutchinson News Wednesday, Oct 6,1971 Page 14 HURRY! FOUR GREAT FINAL DAYS OF i!IIIIMIIIMIIIMIIIIIIIMMIIIIMIIIIIIIIMIIIiillllHmiiiMHHIIUIIIIIIIIII>IIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMIMIII|l|llllllllllllll'^ ^f ^llllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllHIIIIIIIIIIIIIII^^ NOT IN 'BIG 2' SALE... BUT GREAT BUYS! ICE CREAM I I I Walgreens—the biggestvalue! Half Gallon 48 Ice Cream TOPPING O 0 tL7 Walgreens.12-or. L*V I WALGREEN ICE CREAM DOUBLE DIP CONE 5 Thur., Oct. 7 Only From C 10 A.M. to 7 P.M. 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