H.R. 695 (109th): No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2005

Introduced:
Feb 09, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 555 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Apr 14, 2005

Sponsor
John Conyers Jr.
Representative for Michigan's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 09, 2005
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4106 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 01, 2004

H.R. 2264 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 22, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 2005
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 2005
 
Full Title

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

Summary

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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (2D, 1R, 1I) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/9/2005--Introduced.
No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act of 2005 or 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.
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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