S. 3085 (96th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to allow a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of new automobiles manufactured by certain companies which have substantially increased their average fuel economy.


Sep 4, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 4, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gaylord Nelson

Senator from Wisconsin


About the bill

Summary (CRS)

9/4/1980--Introduced.Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow individual taxpayers a refundable income tax credit for the purchase of new passenger automobiles after May 14, 1980, and before January 1, 1981, ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 4, 1980

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3085”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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