H.R.1577 - Interstate Commerce Freedom Act106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] (Introduced 04/27/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||05/17/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection.|
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Summary: H.R.1577 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/1999)
Interstate Commerce Freedom Act - Provides that, in any civil action brought in State or Federal court alleging liability of a manufacturer for harm resulting from: (1) a product of the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall not be liable for such harm if a proximate cause of the harm was a criminal or intentionally tortuous act of a person other than the manufacturer; and (2) any sale or marketing of a product of the manufacturer, the manufacturer shall not be liable for such harm unless the manufacturer failed to substantially comply with a State or Federal statute applicable to the sale or marketing of such product and such failure was a proximate cause of the harm.
Preempts inconsistent State law, except for State law that provides greater protections from liability for manufacturers.