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Short Titles as Enacted

Propane Education and Research Act of 1996

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Propane Education and Research Act of 1996

Short Titles as Reported to House

Propane Education and Research Act of 1996

Short Titles as Introduced

Propane Education and Research Act of 1995

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To authorize and facilitate a program to enhance safety, training, research, and development, and safety education in the propane gas industry for the benefit of propane consumers and the public, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (8)

10/11/1996Became Public Law No: 104-284. (TXT | PDF)
10/11/1996Signed by President.
09/30/1996Presented to President.
09/28/1996Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S11666)
09/04/1996Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
07/10/1996Committee on Science discharged.
06/27/1996Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 104-655, Part I.
04/07/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (27)

Date Chamber
10/11/1996Became Public Law No: 104-284. (TXT | PDF)
10/11/1996Signed by President.
09/30/1996HousePresented to President.
09/28/1996SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/28/1996SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S11666)
09/05/1996SenateReceived in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 576.
09/04/1996-12:49pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/04/1996-12:49pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/04/1996-12:40pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
09/04/1996-12:40pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9933-9936)
09/04/1996-12:39pmHouseMr. Schaefer moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/10/1996HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 340.
07/10/1996HouseCommittee on Science discharged.
06/27/1996HouseHouse Committee on Science Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than July 26, 1996.
06/27/1996HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 104-655, Part I.
04/16/1996HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
04/16/1996HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/05/1996HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
03/05/1996HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
10/26/1995HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
04/24/1995HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
04/13/1995HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Science
04/07/1995HouseReferred to House Science
04/07/1995HouseReferred to House Commerce
04/07/1995HouseReferred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Science, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
04/07/1995HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E857-858)
04/07/1995HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (230)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hall, Ralph M. [D-TX-4]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Blute, Peter I. [R-MA-3]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Emerson, Bill [R-MO-8]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Hancock, Mel [R-MO-7]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Baesler, Scotty [D-KY-6]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Everett, Terry [R-AL-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Bevill, Tom [D-AL-4]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Klug, Scott L. [R-WI-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Hilliard, Earl F. [D-AL-7]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Parker, Mike [D-MS-4]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Paxon, Bill [R-NY-27]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23]* 04/07/1995
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Browder, Glen [D-AL-3]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10]* 04/07/1995
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9] 05/02/1995
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] 05/02/1995
Rep. Fowler, Tillie [R-FL-4] 05/02/1995
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 05/02/1995
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 05/02/1995
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 05/02/1995
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7] 05/02/1995
Rep. Myers, John T. [R-IN-7] 05/02/1995
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 05/02/1995
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 05/02/1995
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 05/02/1995
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 05/02/1995
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 05/02/1995
Rep. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR-1] 05/02/1995
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 05/02/1995
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 05/02/1995
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 05/02/1995
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 05/02/1995
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 05/02/1995
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 05/02/1995
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 05/02/1995
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6] 05/02/1995
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3] 05/02/1995
Rep. Martinez, Matthew G. [D-CA-31] 05/02/1995
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 05/10/1995
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 05/10/1995
Rep. Quillen, James H. (Jimmy) [R-TN-1] 05/10/1995
Rep. Payne, Lewis F., Jr. [D-VA-5] 05/10/1995
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 05/10/1995
Rep. Funderburk, David [R-NC-2] 05/10/1995
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 05/10/1995
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4] 05/10/1995
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 05/10/1995
Rep. Tanner, John S. [D-TN-8] 05/10/1995
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9] 05/10/1995
Rep. Rose, Charlie [D-NC-7] 05/10/1995
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 05/10/1995
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 05/10/1995
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-5] 05/12/1995
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6] 05/12/1995
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 05/12/1995
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 06/07/1995
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 06/07/1995
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 06/07/1995
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7] 06/07/1995
Rep. Hobson, David L. [R-OH-7] 06/07/1995
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 06/07/1995
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 06/07/1995
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 06/07/1995
Rep. Crapo, Mike [R-ID-2] 06/07/1995
Rep. Meyers, Jan [R-KS-3] 06/07/1995
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 06/07/1995
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 06/07/1995
Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] 06/07/1995
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 06/07/1995
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large] 06/07/1995
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 06/07/1995
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6] 06/07/1995
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 06/14/1995
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 06/14/1995
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 06/14/1995
Rep. Ward, Mike [D-KY-3] 06/14/1995
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 06/14/1995
Rep. Franks, Gary A. [R-CT-5] 06/14/1995
Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] 06/29/1995
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 06/29/1995
Rep. Lazio, Rick [R-NY-2] 06/29/1995
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 06/29/1995
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 06/29/1995
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 06/29/1995
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 06/29/1995
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 06/29/1995
Rep. Hall, Tony P. [D-OH-3] 06/29/1995
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 06/29/1995
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 06/29/1995
Rep. Brewster, Bill K. [D-OK-3] 06/29/1995
Rep. Klink, Ron [D-PA-4] 07/20/1995
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 07/20/1995
Rep. Moorhead, Carlos J. [R-CA-27] 07/20/1995
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-5] 07/20/1995
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 07/20/1995
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-4] 07/20/1995
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 07/20/1995
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 07/20/1995
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 07/20/1995
Rep. Vucanovich, Barbara F. [R-NV-2] 07/20/1995
Rep. Gephardt, Richard A. [D-MO-3] 07/20/1995
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2] 07/20/1995
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 07/20/1995
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14] 07/20/1995
Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3] 07/20/1995
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 07/20/1995
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 07/20/1995
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 08/02/1995
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 08/02/1995
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 08/02/1995
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 08/02/1995
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 08/02/1995
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] 08/02/1995
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 08/02/1995
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 08/02/1995
Rep. Johnston, Harry [D-FL-19] 08/02/1995
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 08/02/1995
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 08/02/1995
Rep. Martini, William J. [R-NJ-8] 09/25/1995
Rep. Zeliff, William H., Jr. [R-NH-1] 09/25/1995
Rep. Lowey, Nita M. [D-NY-18] 09/25/1995
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 09/25/1995
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 09/25/1995
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 09/25/1995
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6] 09/25/1995
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 09/25/1995
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11] 09/25/1995
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 09/25/1995
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1] 09/25/1995
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 09/25/1995
Rep. Watt, Melvin L. [D-NC-12] 09/25/1995
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 09/25/1995
Rep. Lightfoot, Jim [R-IA-3] 09/25/1995
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 09/29/1995
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 09/29/1995
Rep. Hayes, James A. [D-LA-7] 09/29/1995
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 09/29/1995
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 09/29/1995
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 09/29/1995
Rep. Tejeda, Frank [D-TX-28] 09/29/1995
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 09/29/1995
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 10/25/1995
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 10/25/1995
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 10/25/1995
Rep. Olver, John W. [D-MA-1] 10/25/1995
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 10/25/1995
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 10/25/1995
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 10/25/1995
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20] 10/25/1995
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48] 10/25/1995
Rep. Geren, Pete [D-TX-12] 10/25/1995
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 10/25/1995
Rep. Laughlin, Greg [R-TX-14] 10/25/1995
Rep. Fawell, Harris W. [R-IL-13] 12/06/1995
Rep. Murtha, John P. [D-PA-12] 12/06/1995
Rep. Chrysler, Dick [R-MI-8] 12/06/1995
Rep. Heineman, Frederick K. (Fred) [R-NC-4] 12/06/1995
Rep. Seastrand, Andrea H. [R-CA-22] 12/06/1995
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 12/06/1995
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 12/06/1995
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1] 12/06/1995
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 12/06/1995
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3] 12/06/1995
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 12/06/1995
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 12/06/1995
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 12/06/1995
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 12/06/1995
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] 12/19/1995
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 12/19/1995
Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6] 12/19/1995
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 12/19/1995
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 12/19/1995
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2] 01/03/1996
Rep. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH-13] 01/03/1996
Rep. Thornton, Ray [D-AR-2] 02/28/1996
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 02/28/1996
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 02/28/1996
Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13] 02/28/1996
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-9] 02/28/1996
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4] 02/28/1996
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 02/28/1996
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 02/28/1996
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 02/28/1996
Rep. Morella, Constance A. [R-MD-8] 02/28/1996
Rep. Frazer, Victor O. [I-VI-At Large] 02/28/1996
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 02/28/1996
Rep. Brownback, Sam [R-KS-2] 02/28/1996
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5] 02/28/1996
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 02/28/1996
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4] 02/28/1996
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 03/14/1996
Rep. Davis, Tom [R-VA-11] 03/14/1996
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-1] 03/14/1996
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19] 03/14/1996
Rep. Roberts, Pat [R-KS-1] 03/14/1996
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 03/29/1996
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12] 03/29/1996
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 03/29/1996
Rep. McDade, Joseph M. [R-PA-10] 03/29/1996
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 03/29/1996
Rep. Barrett, Bill [R-NE-3] 03/29/1996
Rep. Lewis, John [D-GA-5] 03/29/1996
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 03/29/1996
Rep. Allard, Wayne [R-CO-4] 03/29/1996
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 05/08/1996
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 05/08/1996
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 05/08/1996
Rep. Gunderson, Steve [R-WI-3] 05/08/1996
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 06/13/1996
Rep. Cooley, Wes [R-OR-2] 06/13/1996
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6] 06/13/1996
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 06/13/1996

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce04/07/1995 Referred to
04/16/1996 Markup by
06/27/1996 Reported by H. Rept. 104-655
House Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power04/24/1995 Referred to
10/26/1995 Hearings by
03/05/1996 Markup by
03/05/1996 Reported by
House Science04/07/1995 Referred to
07/10/1996 Discharged from
House Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment04/13/1995 Referred to

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (09/04/1996)

Propane Education and Research Act of 1996 - Authorizes the qualified industry organizations (the National Propane Gas Association, the Gas Processors Association, or successor organizations, or a group of retail marketers or producers who collectively represent at least 25 percent of the volume of propane sold or produced in the United States) to conduct, at their own expense, a referendum among producers and retail marketers for the creation of a Propane Education and Research Council.

Directs the Council, if established, to develop programs (including programs to enhance consumer and employee safety and training) and enter into contracts for: (1) propane research and development; (2) consumer education; and (3) payment for program costs with funds collected under this Act.

Requires the Council to reimburse the Secretary of Energy annually for any costs incurred by the United States, but not more than the average annual salary of two Department of Energy employees.

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

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

Prohibits Council funds from being used for lobbying activities.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to annually prepare and make available to the Council, the Secretary of Energy (Secretary), and the public, an analysis of changes in propane prices relative to other energy resources. Requires the Council to restrict its activities to research and development, training, and safety whenever in any year the five-year average rolling price index of consumer grade propane exceeds by more than 10.1 percent the five-year rolling average price composite index of residential electricity, residential natural gas, and refiner price to end users of Number 2 fuel oil.

Requires the price of propane to be determined by market forces in all cases. Prohibits the Council from taking action to pass the cost of the annual assessments to consumers.

Requires the Secretary of Commerce to report biennially to the Congress and the Secretary on: (1) whether operation of the Council, in conjunction with the cumulative effects of market changes and Federal programs, has had an effect on propane consumers, including residential, agriculture, process, and nonfuel users; and (2) whether there have been long-term and short-term effects on propane prices as a result of Council activities and Federal programs.