H.R. 3190 (111th): Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jul 13, 2009 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 403

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3190

[Report No. 111–676]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2009

(for himself and Mr. Conyers) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

December 8, 2010

Additional sponsors: Mr. Boucher and Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas

December 8, 2010

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

To restore the rule that agreements between manufacturers and retailers, distributors, or wholesalers to set the price below which the manufacturer’s product or service cannot be sold violates the Sherman Act.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Discount Pricing Consumer Protection Act of 2009.

2.

Prohibition on minimum resale price maintenance

Any agreement setting a price below which a product or service cannot be sold by a retailer, wholesaler, or distributor shall violate section 1 of the Sherman Act (15 U.S.C. 1).

3.

Effective date

This Act shall take effect 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

December 8, 2010

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed