S. 417: A bill to reduce the number of nonessential vehicles purchased and leased by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.

Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee on Feb 28, 2013
2% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
Thomas Coburn
Junior Senator from Oklahoma
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Last Updated
Feb 28, 2013
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 37 (Related)
Business and Government Operations Improvement Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013


No summaries available.


7% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to determine:
(1) the number of civilian vehicles purchased and leased by each executive agency in FY2010,
(2) the total dollar amounts obligated by each agency to purchase and to lease civilian vehicles in FY2010, and
(3) the amount that would be 20% less than those combined totals.
Prohibits each agency from obligating more than such amount to purchase and lease civilian vehicles in each of FY2013-FY2017. Exempts the purchase or procurement of any vehicle determined by the President to be essential for reasons of national security.
Directs the Administrator of General Services (GSA) to ensure that agencies may share excess or unused vehicles for temporary or long-term use through the Federal Fleet Management System.

House Republican Conference Summary

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