S 1120

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1120

To encourage greater use of propane as a transportation fuel, to create jobs, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

Mr. CARDIN (for himself, Mr. BLUNT, and Ms. STABENOW) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance


A BILL

To encourage greater use of propane as a transportation fuel, to create jobs, 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, ETC.

    (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Propane Green Autogas Solutions Act of 2011'.

    (b) Amendment of 1986 Code- Except as otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this Act an amendment is expressed in terms of an amendment to a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

SEC. 2. MODIFICATION AND EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL CREDIT.

    (a) Alternative Fuel Credit- Paragraph (5) of section 6426(d) is amended by inserting `, and December 31, 2016, in the case of any sale or use involving liquefied petroleum gas)' after `hydrogen'.

    (b) Alternative Fuel Mixture Credit- Paragraph (3) of section 6426(e) is amended by inserting `, and December 31, 2016, in the case of any sale or use involving liquefied petroleum gas)' after `hydrogen'.

    (c) Payments Relating to Alternative Fuel and Alternative Fuel Mixtures- Paragraph (6) of section 6427(e) is amended--

      (1) in subparagraph (C)--

        (A) by striking `subparagraph (D)' in subparagraph (C) and inserting `subparagraphs (D) and (E)', and

        (B) by striking `and' at the end thereof,

      (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (D) and inserting `, and', and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

        `(E) any alternative fuel or alternative fuel mixture (as so defined) involving liquefied petroleum gas sold or used after December 31, 2016.'.

    (d) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to liquefied petroleum gas sold or used after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 3. EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF NEW QUALIFIED ALTERNATIVE FUEL MOTOR VEHICLE CREDIT.

    (a) In General- Paragraph (4) of section 30B(k) is amended by inserting `(December 31, 2016, in the case of a vehicle powered by liquefied petroleum gas)' before the period at the end.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendment made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after the date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. EXTENSION OF ALTERNATIVE FUEL VEHICLE REFUELING PROPERTY CREDIT.

    (a) In General- Subsection (g) of section 30C is amended by striking `and' at the end of paragraph (1), by redesignating paragraph (2) as paragraph (3), and by inserting after paragraph (1) the following new paragraph:

      `(2) in the case of property relating to liquefied petroleum gas, after December 31, 2016, and'.

    (b) Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to property placed in service after the date of the enactment of this Act.

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