H.R. 6697 (112th): Consumer Bounty Act

Dec 20, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on December 20, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Dec 20, 2012
Dennis Kucinich
Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district
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Dec 20, 2012
9 pages
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To amend the citizen suit provisions in several statutes to impose an additional award to prevailing plaintiffs.


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Consumer Bounty Act - Directs courts to require defendants to pay a minimum of $10,000 to prevailing plaintiffs in civil actions brought under specified citizen suit provisions of:
(1) the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA);
(2) the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977;
(3) the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act);
(4) the Safe Drinking Water Act;
(5) the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972;
(6) the Noise Control Act of 1972;
(7) the Energy Policy and Conservation Act;
(8) the Solid Waste Disposal Act;
(9) the Clean Air Act;
(10) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA);
(11) the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978;
(12) the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986;
(13) the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; and
(14) pipeline safety laws.
Makes multiple defendants in such actions jointly and severally liable.

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