Text: H.R.5170 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/25/2006)

2d Session
H. R. 5170

To suspend temporarily the duty on ethanol.

April 25, 2006

Mr. Shadegg (for himself, Mr. Simmons, and Mr. Hoekstra) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


To suspend temporarily the duty on ethanol.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Ethanol Tax Relief Act of 2006”.

SEC. 2. Ethanol.

(a) In general.—Subchapter II of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended by inserting in numerical sequence the following new heading:

9902.05.36 Ethyl alcohol (provided for in subheadings 2207.10.60 and 2207.20) or any mixture containing such ethyl alcohol (provided for in heading 2710 or 2824) if such ethyl alcohol or mixture is to be used as a fuel or in producing a mixture of gasoline and alcohol, a mixture of a special fuel and alcohol, or any other mixture to be used as fuel (including motor fuel provided for in subheading 2710.11.15, 2710.19.15 or 2710.19.21), or is suitable for any such uses Free Free Free On or before 12/31/2006

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) applies with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the 15th day after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Effect on heading 9901.00.50.—During the period beginning on the effective date under subsection (b) and ending on December 31, 2006, heading 9901.00.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is not effective.

SEC. 3. Constitutional authority.

The Constitutional authority for this Act is the power of Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations as enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution.