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S. 743 (95th): Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

A bill to provide for the protection of franchised distributors and retailers of motor fuel; to encourage conservation by requiring that information regarding the octane rating of automotive gasoline be disclosed to consumers, and to prevent deterioration of competition in gasoline marketing.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Feb 11, 1977
95th Congress (1977–1978)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


John Durkin

Senator for New Hampshire



10 Cosponsors (8 Democrats, 2 Republicans)

See Instead

H.R. 130 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Jun 19, 1978



Feb 11, 1977

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Apr 11, 1978
Ordered Reported

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S. 743 (95th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 743. This is the one from the 95th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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