S. 2778 (106th): No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2000

Introduced:
Jun 22, 2000 (106th Congress, 1999–2000)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Jun 22, 2000
Reported by Committee
Sep 21, 2000
 
Sponsor
Herbert “Herb” Kohl
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Sep 21, 2000
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 665 (107th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 30, 2001

H.R. 5241 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 21, 2000

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Sherman Act to make oil-producing and exporting cartels illegal.

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Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (5R, 4D) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights

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Library of Congress Summary

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6/22/2000--Introduced.
No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2000 (NOPEC) - Amends the Sherman Act to declare it to be illegal and a violation of the Act for any foreign state or instrumentality thereof to act collectively or in combination with any other foreign state or any other person, whether by cartel or any other association or form of cooperation or joint action, to limit the production or distribution of oil, natural gas, or any other petroleum product (petroleum), to set or maintain the price of petroleum, or to otherwise take any action in restraint of trade for petroleum, when such action has a direct, substantial, and reasonably foreseeable effect on the market, supply, price, or distribution of petroleum in the United States.Denies a foreign state engaged in such conduct sovereign immunity from the jurisdiction or judgements of U.S. courts in any action brought to enforce this Act.States that no U.S. court shall decline, based on the act of state doctrine, to make a determination on the merits in an action brought under this Act.Authorizes the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission to bring an action in U.S. district court to enforce this Act.
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Amends the Federal judicial code to make an exception to the jurisdictional immunity of a foreign state in an action brought under this Act.

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