House Bill 7688
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act
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Amendments
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Passed House on May 19, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 6, 2022
Latest Action
May 19, 2022
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
7688
Congress
117
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Washington
Illinois
California
California
California
District of Columbia
California
New York
Northern Mariana Islands
Rhode Island
California
House Votes (3)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
May 19, 2022
Type
Passage Of A Measure
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act

This bill prohibits any person from selling, during a proclaimed energy emergency, a consumer fuel at a price that (1) is unconscionably excessive, and (2) indicates that the seller is exploiting the emergency to increase prices unreasonably. The President may issue a proclamation of such an emergency that specifies the consumer fuel and geographic area covered and how long the proclamation applies.

The bill provides for enforcement of these provisions by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general. Civil penalties collected by the commission through such enforcement must be used to provide assistance under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Text (3)
Amendments (3)
Displaying only amendments with a detailed public record (2)
May 19, 2022
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 215
Amendment establishes a new unit at Federal Trade Commission devoted to protecting public interest by monitoring fuel markets to facilitate transparent and competitive market practices.
Agreed To
May 19, 2022
Agreed to in House
1
Sponsorship
House Amendment 214
Amendment requires the Federal Trade Commission to conduct an investigation to determine if the price of gasoline is being manipulated by reducing refinery capacity or by any other form of market manipulation or artificially increased by price gouging practices.
Agreed To
Actions (20)
05/19/2022
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 373.
05/19/2022
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (Legislative Day 5/17/2022).
05/19/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/19/2022
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 207 (Roll no. 232).
05/19/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 217 - 207 (Roll no. 232).
05/19/2022
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 201 - 220 (Roll no. 231).
05/19/2022
The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XIX.
05/19/2022
Mr. Westerman moved to recommit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce. (text: CR H5193)
05/19/2022
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
05/19/2022
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Pappas amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Rodgers demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
05/19/2022
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1124, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Pappas amendment No. 2.
05/19/2022
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Demings amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment, and by voice vote, announced that the ayes had prevailed. Mrs. Rodgers demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the amendment until a time to be announced.
05/19/2022
The previous question was ordered on the amendment (A002) pursuant to the rule.
05/19/2022
DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 1124, the House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Demings amendment No. 1
05/19/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 7688.
05/19/2022
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 350, H.R. 7688 and H.R. 7790. Provides for one of hour of general debate and one motion to recommit for each bill. Resolution also provides for en bloc suspension authority.
05/19/2022
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 1124. (consideration: CR H5179-5195; text: CR H5179-5181)
05/17/2022
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 1124 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 350, H.R. 7688 and H.R. 7790. Provides for one of hour of general debate and one motion to recommit for each bill. Resolution also provides for en bloc suspension authority.
05/06/2022
Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/06/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
May 7, 2022 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Jun 30, 2022 3:26:23 AM