H.R. 523 (112th): American Fuel Protection Act of 2011

Introduced:
Feb 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Charles “Charlie” Gonzalez
Representative for Texas's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Feb 08, 2011
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6243 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 29, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 08, 2011
 
Full Title

To make the United States exclusively liable for certain claims of liability to the extent such liability is a claim for damages resulting from, or aggravated by, the inclusion of ethanol in transportation fuel.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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2/8/2011--Introduced.
American Fuel Protection Act of 2011 - Deems a claim for liability against a qualified entity as a claim against the United States for damages resulting from, or aggravated by, the use of transportation fuel containing ethanol in concentrations greater than 10% to operate an internal combustion engine. Abrogates U.S. sovereign immunity and makes the United States exclusively liable for such claims. Limits awards to actual damages sustained by a claimant.
Defines "qualified entity" to mean an entity engaged in the manufacture, use, sale, or distribution of: (1) transportation fuel or renewable fuel, or (2) products which use transportation fuel.
Grants U.S. district courts exclusive jurisdiction of any civil actions on such claims.

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