Summary: H.R.3546 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.3546. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/19/1993)

Propane Education and Research Act of 1993 - Directs the Secretary of Energy (the Secretary) to conduct a referendum among producers and retail marketers to authorize the creation of the Propane Education and Research Council and the levying of an assessment on odorized propane. Makes it the Council's mission to develop programs and enter into contracts for: (1) propane research and development; (2) consumer education; (3) propane market development; and (4) payment for program costs with funds collected under this Act.

Prescribes guidelines under which the Council shall set annual assessments to cover program costs.

Authorizes the Secretary to establish a program to coordinate Council operations with any State propane education and research council.

Proscribes the use of Council funds for lobbying activities. Directs the Secretary to issue implementation regulations.