H.R.6697 - Consumer Bounty Act

To amend the citizen suit provisions in several statutes to impose an additional award to prevailing plaintiffs. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the citizen suit provisions in several statutes to impose an additional award to prevailing plaintiffs. as introduced.
  • Short: Consumer Bounty Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Consumer Bounty Act - Directs courts to require defendants to pay a minimum of $10,000 to prevailing plaintiffs in civil actions brought under specified citizen suit provisions of: (1) the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA); (2) the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977; (3) t

Official Summary

Consumer Bounty Act - Directs courts to require defendants to pay a minimum of $10,000 to prevailing plaintiffs in civil actions brought under specified citizen suit provisions of:
(1) the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA);
(2) the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977;
(3) the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act);
(4) the Safe Drinking Water Act;
(5) the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972;
(6) the Noise Control Act of 1972;
(7) the Energy Policy and Conservation Act;
(8) the Solid Waste Disposal Act;
(9) the Clean Air Act;
(10) the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA);
(11) the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978;
(12) the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986;
(13) the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; and
(14) pipeline safety laws. Makes multiple defendants in such actions jointly and severally liable.

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