The following was released today by the Office of U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy: A bill to be introduced Wednesday in the U.S. Senate would require U.S. tire and automakers to notify the U.S. Department of Transportation within two days of voluntary or mandatory overseas product recalls. The bill, authored by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), also provides for criminal penalties for manufacturers who fail to comply with the U.S. notice requirement. The bill is expected to be referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Leahy is the Ranking Member (Democratic leader).