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H.R. 1261 (111th): Youth Prevention and Tobacco Harm Reduction Act

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To protect the public health by establishing the Tobacco Harm Reduction Center within the Department of Health and Human Services with certain authority to regulate tobacco products, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Stephen “Steve” Buyer

Sponsor. Representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2009
Length: 198 pages
Mar 3, 2009
111th Congress (2009–2010)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 3, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 1256: Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Jun 22, 2009. (compare text)

29 Cosponsors (19 Republicans, 10 Democrats)



Mar 3, 2009

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H.R. 1261 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 1261. This is the one from the 111th Congress.

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

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