H.R.1966 - Interstate Commerce Freedom Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] (Introduced 05/23/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2001 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1966 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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 tortious 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.
Introduced in House (05/23/2001)
Preempts inconsistent State law, except for State law that provides greater protections from liability for manufacturers.