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

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, (Pub.L. 111–31, H.R. 1256) is a federal statute in the United States that was signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 22, 2009. The Act gives the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate the tobacco industry. A signature element of the law imposes new warnings and labels on ... Continue reading »
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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

Incorporated Legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 982: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

Ordered Reported by Committee on May 20, 2009. 97% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1261: Youth Prevention and Tobacco Harm Reduction Act

Referred to Committee on Mar 3, 2009. 36% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2726: Counterfeit Drug Enforcement Act of 2009

Referred to Committee on Jun 4, 2009. 18% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 841: Protect Consumers Act of 2009

Referred to Committee on Feb 3, 2009. 26% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 3, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 4, 2009
Ordered Reported by Committee

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

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.

H.R. 1256 (111th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 111th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2009 to Dec 22, 2010. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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