H.R. 785 (113th): Halt Index Trading of Energy Commodities (HITEC) Act


Feb 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Edward “Ed” Markey

Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 15, 2013
Length: 6 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prevent excessive speculation in energy commodities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

2/15/2013--Introduced.Halt Index Trading of Energy Commodities (HITEC) Act - Amends the Commodity Exchange Act to declare unlawful for: (1) a commodity index fund to engage in an energy commodity transaction ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 15, 2013

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 785”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (21D) (show)
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H.R. 5186 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2012

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