H.R. 1506 (110th): Fuel Economy Reform Act

Introduced:
Mar 13, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Edward “Ed” Markey
Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2007
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 768 (Related)
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Last Action: Mar 06, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 13, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 13, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 13, 2007
 
Full Title

To increase fuel economy standards for automobiles, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
153 cosponsors (131D, 22R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

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3/13/2007--Introduced.
Fuel Economy Reform Act - Amends federal transportation law to:
(1) revise the definition of automobile to require including all automobiles up to 10,000 pounds (currently, not all automobiles up to 10,000 pounds are required to be included in the definition); and
(2) continue applying the current minimum corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for non-passenger and passenger automobiles to automobiles manufactured through model year 2011, but, for passenger automobiles, adds an increase of 4% per year in such standard for model years 2009 through 2011.
Requires an average fuel economy standard of 27.5 miles per gallon for automobiles manufactured by a manufacturer for model year 2012, and an average fuel economy standard of 35 miles per gallon for automobiles manufactured by a manufacturer for model year 2018, with a minimum increase of 4% in the average fuel economy from the level for the prior model year for model year 2013 and beyond, with specified exceptions from the 4% increase permitted.
Prohibits this Act from being construed to limit, supercede, or expand the Secretary of Transportation's authority under federal transportation law to prescribe motor vehicle safety standards to reduce traffic accidents and deaths and injuries due to such accidents.

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