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S. 2866 (es) To amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to clarify [Engrossed in Senate] ...
108th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2865 To require that automobiles and light trucks are able to operate on a fuel mixture that is at least 85 percent ethanol, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 29, 2004 Mr. Dayton introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require that automobiles and light trucks are able to operate on a fuel mixture that is at least 85 percent ethanol, 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 ``Freedom From Foreign Oil Act of 2004''. SEC. 2. REQUIREMENT TO PERMIT AUTOMOBILES TO USE CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE FUELS. (a) Requirement.--Chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 32902 the following new section: ``Sec. 32902A. Requirement to equip automobiles to use alternative biofuels ``(a) Requirement.--A passenger automobile, an automobile capable of off-highway operation, or a light truck manufactured by a manufacturer in a model year that is after model year 2005 and that is capable of operating on gasoline shall also be capable of operating on a flexible fuel mixture. ``(b) Consumer Information.--The Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations that require the manufacturer of a passenger automobile, an automobile capable of off-highway operation, or a light truck-- ``(1) to prominently display a permanent badge or emblem on the quarter panel or tailgate of each such automobile or light truck manufactured by the manufacturer that indicates such automobile or light truck is capable of operating on a flexible fuel mixture; and ``(2) to include in the owner's manual of each such automobile or light truck information describing-- ``(A) the capability of the automobile or light truck to operate using a flexible fuel mixture; and ``(B) the benefits of using a flexible fuel mixture, including the renewable nature, the increased fuel efficiency, and the environmental benefits of using flexible fuels. ``(c) Definitions.--In this section: ``(1) Automobile capable of off-highway operation.--The term `automobile capable of off-highway operation' has the meaning given that term in section 523.5 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation). ``(2) Flexible fuel mixture.--The term `flexible fuel mixture' means a mixture containing at least 85 percent of ethanol by volume with gasoline. ``(3) Light truck.--The term `light truck' has the meaning given that term in section 523.5 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulation).''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 32902 the following new item: ``32902A. Requirement to equip automobiles to use alternative biofuels.''. SEC. 3. PENALTIES. A person may not be treated as being in violation of section 32911(a) of title 49, United States Code, if the person fails to comply with section 32902A of such title, as added by section 2, on a date that is prior to January 1, 2007. SEC. 4. ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE THE USE OF CERTAIN ALTERNATIVE FUELS. The Secretary of Transportation shall carry out activities to promote the use of a mixture containing at least 85 percent of ethanol by volume with gasoline in motor vehicles in the United States. <all>
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