S 152

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 152

To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure the availability of dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

Mr. LUGAR introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure the availability of dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks, 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 `Dual Fuel Vehicle Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. ENSURING THE AVAILABILITY OF DUAL FUELED AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT DUTY TRUCKS.

    (a) In General- Chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 32902 the following:

`Sec. 32902A. Requirement to manufacture dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks

    `(a) In General- For each model year listed in the following table, each manufacturer shall ensure that the percentage of automobiles and light duty trucks manufactured by the manufacturer for sale in the United States that are dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks is not less than the percentage set forth for that model year in the following table:
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Model years 2014 and 2015                      50 percent  
Model year 2016 and each subsequent model year 90 percent. 
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    `(b) Exception- Subsection (a) shall not apply to automobiles or light duty trucks that operate only on electricity.'.

    (b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections for chapter 329 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 32902 the following:

      `32902A. Requirement to manufacture dual fueled automobiles and light duty trucks.'.

    (c) Rulemaking- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall prescribe regulations to carry out the amendments made by this Act.

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