H.R. 3784 (112th): Gas Price Spike Act of 2012

Jan 18, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Dennis Kucinich
Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district
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Jan 18, 2012
11 pages
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H.R. 6000 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2008


This bill was introduced on January 18, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 18, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 18, 2012
Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose a windfall profit tax on oil and natural gas (and products thereof) and to allow an income tax credit for purchases of fuel-efficient passenger vehicles, and to allow grants for mass transit.


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3 cosponsors (3D) (show)

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Gas Price Spike Act of 2012 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to:
(1) impose an excise tax on the windfall profit from the sale of any crude oil, natural gas, or fuel which is the product of crude oil or natural gas; and
(2) allow a tax credit for the purchase of certain fuel-efficient automobiles assembled in the United States by individuals employed under a collective bargaining agreement.
Defines "windfall profit" as so much of the profit from sales of oil and natural gas as exceeds a reasonable profit.
Establishes a Reasonable Profits Board to make reasonable profit determinations for purposes of applying the windfall profit tax.
Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to mass transit systems, including bus and commuter rail systems, for reducing passenger fares.

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