H.R.2267: American Fuel Protection Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about law
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Sponsor Gene Green, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 5, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

American Fuel Protection Act of 2013 - Deems a claim for liability against a qualified entity as a claim against the United States for damages resulting from, or aggravated by, the use of transportation fuel containing ethanol in concentrations greater than 10% to operate an internal combustion engine. Abrogates U.S. sovereign immunity and makes the United States exclusively liable for such claims. Limits awards to actual damages sustained by a claimant.

Defines "qualified entity" to mean an entity engaged in the manufacture, use, sale, or distribution of: (1) transportation fuel or renewable fuel, or (2) products which use transportation fuel.

Grants U.S. district courts exclusive jurisdiction of any civil actions on such claims.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.
June 5, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.