S. 835 (111th): OFS Act


Apr 20, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 20, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Samuel “Sam” Brownback

Senator from Kansas



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Last Updated: Apr 20, 2009
Length: 9 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to require automobile manufacturers to ensure that not less than 80 percent of the automobiles manufactured or sold in the United States by each such manufacturer to operate on fuel mixtures containing 85 percent ethanol, 85 percent methanol, or biodiesel.

Summary (CRS)

4/20/2009--Introduced.Open Fuel Standard Act of 2009 or the OFS Act - Requires each light-duty automobile manufacturer's annual covered inventory to comprise at least: (1) 50% fuel choice-enabling automobiles in years ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 20, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 835”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (3R, 2D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3303 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 22, 2008

H.R. 1476 (Related)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 12, 2009

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