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Text of the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2013

This bill was introduced on April 25, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Apr 25, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1743

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 25, 2013

(for himself,Mr. Grijalva,Ms. Castor of Florida,Ms. Slaughter,Mrs. Capps,Mr. Polis, andMr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to require responsible parties to pay the full cost of offshore oil spills, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Big Oil Bailout Prevention Act of 2013 .

2.

Removal of limits on liability for offshore facilities

(a)

In general

Section 1004(a) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990( 33 U.S.C. 2704(a) )is amended—

(1)

inparagraph (2), by insertingandafter the semicolon;

(2)

by strikingparagraph (3); and

(3)

by redesignatingparagraph (4)asparagraph (3).

(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 1004(b)(2) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990( 33 U.S.C. 2704(b)(2) )is amended by striking the second sentence.