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Short Titles as Introduced

Federal Energy Price Protection Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To protect the welfare of consumers by prohibiting price gouging by merchants with respect to gasoline and other fuels during certain abnormal market disruptions.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/23/2007Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
07/24/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities.
Action By: Committee on Education and Labor
05/23/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/23/2007Referred to House Education and Labor
Action By: House of Representatives
05/23/2007Referred to House Energy and Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
05/23/2007Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/23/2007Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Hayes, Robin [R-NC-8]* 05/23/2007
Rep. Moran, Jerry [R-KS-1]* 05/23/2007
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49]* 05/23/2007
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 05/24/2007

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce05/23/2007 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality05/23/2007 Referred to
House Education and Labor05/23/2007 Referred to
House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities07/24/2007 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/23/2007)

Federal Energy Price Protection Act - Prohibits a supplier from increasing the price for crude oil, gasoline, or petroleum distillates by an unconscionable amount in an area during the period covered by a Presidential proclamation that an abnormal market disruption has occurred.

States that such prohibition does not apply to the extent that the price increase is substantially attributable to: (1) an increase in the wholesale cost of crude oil, gasoline, or petroleum distillates to a supplier; (2) an increase in the replacement costs for crude oil, gasoline, or petroleum distillate sold; (3) an increase in operational costs; or (4) local, regional, national, or international market conditions.

States that a violation of this Act shall: (1) be treated as a violation of a rule defining an unfair or deceptive act or practice of the Federal Trade Commission Act; and (2) be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

States that fines and penalties collected under this Act shall be deposited in the Consumer Relief Trust Fund to provide assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Program administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.