S.215 - Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/27/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||01/27/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
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Summary: S.215 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/27/2011)
Big Oil Bailout Prevention Trust Fund Act of 2011 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to eliminate: (1) the $1 billion per incident limitation on expenditures from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for cleanup of oil spills, and (2) restrictions on the borrowing authority of such Trust Fund.
Amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to direct the President to promulgate regulations to allow advance payments from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to states and localities to prepare for and mitigate substantial threats from the discharge of oil.