S. 767 (110th): Fuel Economy Reform Act

Introduced:
Mar 06, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 1506 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 13, 2007

Sponsor
Barack Obama
Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 06, 2007
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
S. 3694 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 19, 2006

H.R. 1506 (Related)
Fuel Economy Reform Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 06, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 06, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to increase fuel economy standards for automobiles and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (3D, 3R) (show)
Committees

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/6/2007--Introduced.
Fuel Economy Reform Act - Amends federal transportation law to:
(1) revise the definitions 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 passenger automobiles to eliminate the exclusion for automobiles capable of off-highway operation; 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 2012, but, for passenger automobiles, adds an increase of four percent per year in such standard for model years 2010 through 2012.
Requires an average fuel economy standard of 27.5 miles per gallon for all automobiles manufactured by all manufacturers for model year 2013, with an increase of four percent in the average fuel economy over the level of the prior model year for model year 2014 and beyond.
Subjects each manufacturer of passenger automobiles manufactured in a model year, in addition to such CAFE standards, to an average fuel economy standard equal to 92% of the average fuel economy projected by the Secretary for all passenger automobiles manufactured by all manufacturers in that model year.
Permits lower fuel economy standards if the minimum standards: (1) are technologically unachievable; (2) materially reduce auto safety and no offsetting safety improvements can be implemented; or (3) are not cost effective.
Allows, with specified exceptions, the selling of credits between manufacturers.
Allows a person who has been aggrieved by, or suffers a legal wrong because of (currently, adversely affected by), a CAFE standard to apply for judicial review.

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