Text: H.R.5686 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 111th Congress]
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[H.R. 5686 Introduced in House (IH)]

111th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 5686

     To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to extend liability to 
    corporations, partnerships, and other persons having ownership 
       interests in responsible parties, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              July 1, 2010

   Mr. Connolly of Virginia introduced the following bill; which was 
     referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to extend liability to 
    corporations, partnerships, and other persons having ownership 
       interests in responsible parties, and for other purposes.

    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 ``Stand by your Oil Pollution Act'' 
(or the ``STOP Act'').

SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF RESPONSIBLE PARTY.

    Section 1001(32) of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 
2701(32)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(G) Person having ownership interest.--Any 
                corporation, partnership, or other person (other than 
                an individual) having an ownership interest (directly 
                or indirectly), in any person (including a lessee, 
                permittee, or licensee) described in any of 
                subparagraphs (A) through (F) if such ownership 
                interest is, in the aggregate, more than 25 percent of 
                the total ownership interests in such person.''.

SEC. 3. LIMITS ON LIABILITY.

    Section 1004 of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2404) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Limitation on Liability of Certain Persons.--The liability of 
a responsible party described in section 1001(32)(G) with respect to an 
incident shall not exceed the percentage of the aggregate ownership 
interests, determined at the time of such incident, of such responsible 
party in all other responsible parties with respect to such 
incident.''.

SEC. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendments made by this Act shall apply to an incident 
occurring on or after January 1, 2010.
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