H.R. 1486: No Carbon Tax Act of 2013

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Apr 11, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1486

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 11, 2013

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from devising or implementing a carbon tax.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the No Carbon Tax Act of 2013 .

2.

Carbon tax prohibition

(a)

In general

The Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency are prohibited from devising or implementing a carbon tax.

(b)

Definition

For purposes of this section, the term carbon tax means—

(1)

a tax, fee, or price on emissions, including carbon dioxide emissions generated by the burning of coal, natural gas, or oil; or

(2)

a tax, fee, or price on coal, natural gas, or oil based on emissions, including carbon dioxide emissions that would be generated through the fuel’s combustion.