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Short Titles as Introduced

Grain Products Utilization Act of 1979

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Official Title as Introduced

A bill to provide for research programs under the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Energy, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to encourage the use of grain-produced ethanol as an alternative fuel for motor vehicles, and to provide guaranteed loans for ethanol-producing facilities.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/08/1979Introduced in House

All Actions (5)

Date All Actions
02/08/1979Referred to House Committee on Ways and Means.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/1979Referred to House Committee on Science and Technology.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/1979Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/1979Referred to House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/08/1979Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (42)

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Cosponsor
Rep. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA-3]
Rep. Murphy, Austin J. [D-PA-22]
Rep. Whitehurst, G. William [R-VA-2]
Rep. Kindness, Thomas N. [R-OH-8]
Rep. Stangeland, Arlan [R-MN-7]
Rep. Lott, Trent [R-MS-5]
Rep. Andrews, Mark [R-ND-At Large]
Rep. Gray, William H., III [D-PA-2]
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-27]
Rep. Devine, Samuel L. [R-OH-12]
Rep. Marlenee, Ron [R-MT-2]
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9]
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2]
Rep. Erdahl, Arlen [R-MN-1]
Rep. Bauman, Robert E. [R-MD-1]
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1]
Rep. Marriott, David Daniel [R-UT-2]
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-6]
Rep. Railsback, Thomas F. [R-IL-19]
Rep. Cheney, Dick [R-WY-At Large]
Rep. Albosta, Donald J. [D-MI-10]
Rep. Grisham, Wayne R. [R-CA-33]
Rep. Symms, Steven D. [R-ID-1]
Rep. Cavanaugh, John J. [D-NE-2]
Rep. Carter, Tim Lee [R-KY-5]
Rep. Coelho, Anthony Lee [D-CA-15]
Rep. Badham, Robert E. [R-CA-40]
Rep. Frenzel, Bill [R-MN-3]
Rep. Winn, Larry, Jr. [R-KS-3]
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]
Rep. Robinson, J. Kenneth [R-VA-7]
Rep. Lagomarsino, Robert J. [R-CA-19]
Rep. Mathis, Dawson [D-GA-2]
Rep. Flood, Daniel J. [D-PA-11]
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-7]
Rep. Wylie, Chalmers P. [R-OH-15]
Rep. Walgren, Doug [D-PA-18]
Rep. Hopkins, Larry J. [R-KY-6]
Rep. Patterson, Jerry M. [D-CA-38]
Rep. Stokes, Louis [D-OH-21]
Rep. Scheuer, James H. [D-NY-11]
Rep. Royer, William [R-CA-11]

Committees (4)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture02/08/1979 Referred to
House Interstate and Foreign Commerce02/08/1979 Referred to
House Science and Technology02/08/1979 Referred to
House Ways and Means02/08/1979 Referred to

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Latest Summary (1)

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Introduced in House (02/08/1979)

Grain Products Utilization Act - Title I: Department of Agriculture-Research and Studies on the Economic and Agricultural Effects of Using Agricultural Products in the Development and Use of Fuels - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research and studies concerning the economic and agricultural effects of using agricultural products in the development of fuels. Requires the Secretary to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress regarding such research and studies.

Title II: Department of Energy-Research and Studies on the Use of Agricultural Products in the Development and Use of Fuel - Directs the Secretary of Energy to conduct research and studies concerning the use of agricultural products in the development of fuels. Requires the Secretary to submit an annual report to the President and the Congress regarding such research and studies.

Title III: Tax Provisions - Amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 to provide a deduction with respect to the amortization of any qualified ethanol-producing facility. Defines qualified ethanol-producing facility for purposes of such deduction.

Provides an annual tax credit of one penny for each gallon of qualified gasoline sold by an eligible taxpayer during the taxable year. Defines taxpayer and qualified gasoline for purposes of such tax credit.

Title IV: Guaranteed Loans for Ethanol-Producing Facilities - Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a program of federally guaranteed loans for the construction of ethanol-producing facilities. Directs that farmers and farm groups be given priority for such guaranteed loans. Prohibits the Secretary from guarantying more than 75 percent of any such loan. Limits the amount of indebtedness guaranteed under any such loan to not more than $5,000,000. Limits the amount of indebtedness guaranteed under this section to not more than $750,000,000 at any one time.