S. 447 (111th): Prevent Excessive Speculation Act


Feb 13, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 13, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Carl Levin

Senator from Michigan



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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2009
Length: 24 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to prevent excessive price speculation with respect to energy and agricultural commodities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/13/2009--Introduced.Prevent Excessive Speculation Act - Amends the Commodity Exchange Act to extend its coverage to specified energy commodities, including: (1) crude oil; (2) natural gas; (3) coal; (4) gasoline, heating ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 13, 2009

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 447”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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S. 3577 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 25, 2008

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