H.R. 1256 (111th): Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act


Mar 3, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 22, 2009

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 22, 2009.


Pub.L. 111-31


Henry Waxman

Representative for California's 30th congressional district



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Last Updated: Aug 20, 2010
Length: 83 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To protect the public health by providing the Food and Drug Administration with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, to amend title 5, United States Code, to make certain modifications in the Thrift Savings Plan, the Civil Service Retirement System, and the Federal Employees' Retirement System, and for other purposes.

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Mar 3, 2009

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Mar 4, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Apr 2, 2009
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 11, 2009
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Jun 12, 2009
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jun 22, 2009
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


178 cosponsors (163D, 15R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Apr 2, 2009 11:32 a.m.
Failed 142/284
Apr 2, 2009 12:07 p.m.
Passed 298/112
Jun 2, 2009 11:01 a.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 84/11
Jun 10, 2009 12:30 p.m.
Cloture Motion Agreed to 67/30
Jun 11, 2009 2:27 p.m.
Bill Passed 79/17
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
Jun 12, 2009 11:54 a.m.
Passed 307/97

Related Bills

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H.R. 1108 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 30, 2008

S. 982 (Related)
Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 20, 2009

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