130th Ohio General Assembly
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S. C. R. No. 13  As Introduced
As Introduced

127th General Assembly
Regular Session
2007-2008
S. C. R. No. 13


Senator Roberts 

Cosponsors: Senators Schuring, Miller, D., Cafaro, Morano, Padgett, Mason, Wilson 



A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION
To express support for the efforts of the Congress of the United States to enact legislation prohibiting gasoline price gouging against consumers and to urge Congress to enact additional legislation that addresses price gouging by companies that produce crude oil, gasoline, natural gas, and all petroleum distillates.


BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF OHIO
(THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING):


       WHEREAS, The price per barrel of oil has steadily increased over the last several years yet the price per gallon of gasoline has skyrocketed. As gasoline prices have soared, oil companies have made some of the highest profits in history; and

        WHEREAS, In May, 2007, the United States House of Representatives passed a bill, the Federal Price Gouging Protection Act, that would make gasoline price gouging a federal offense. The bill would ban sellers of gasoline from charging prices that are unconscionably excessive or take unfair advantage of consumers; and

        WHEREAS, Although the bill is a positive step toward controlling gasoline prices, additional legislation is needed. That legislation would address companies that produce crude oil, gasoline, natural gas, and all petroleum distillates and that price gouge consumers. It would need to specify that civil and criminal penalties would be assessed against oil companies that price gouge consumers and that have realized excess profits from the price gouging; now therefore be it

        RESOLVED, That we, the members of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, express support for the efforts of the Congress of the United States to enact legislation prohibiting gasoline price gouging against consumers and urge Congress to enact additional legislation that addresses price gouging by companies that produce crude oil, gasoline, natural gas, and all petroleum distillates; and be it further

        RESOLVED, That the Clerk of the Senate send duly authenticated copies of this resolution to the Speaker and the Clerk of the United States House of Representatives, to the President Pro Tempore and the Secretary of the United States Senate, to the members of the Ohio Congressional delegation, and to the news media of Ohio.

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