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Text of the Fuel Freedom Act of 2008

This bill was introduced on June 10, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 10, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6231

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 10, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to require that any automobile manufactured by a manufacturer after model year 2018 be an alternative fueled automobile.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fuel Freedom Act of 2008.

2.

Alternative fuel requirement

(a)

In general

Chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

32920.

Alternative fuel requirement

Each automobile manufactured by a manufacturer after model year 2018 shall be an alternative fueled automobile.

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(b)

Penalty

Section 32912 of such title is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (d) and (e) as subsections (e) and (f), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (c) the following new subsection:

(d)

Penalty for manufacturer violations of alternative fuel requirement

A manufacturer is liable to the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more than $10,000 for each automobile manufactured in violation of section 32920.

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(c)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Compliance

Section 32911(a) of such title is amended by striking and 32918 and inserting 32918, and 32920.

(2)

Table of contents

The table of contents for chapter 329 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

32920. Alternative fuel requirement.

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