S. 1147 (111th): PACT Act


May 21, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010


Enacted — Signed by the President on Mar 31, 2010

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on March 31, 2010.


Pub.L. 111-154


Herbert “Herb” Kohl

Senator from Wisconsin



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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010
Length: 25 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prevent tobacco smuggling, to ensure the collection of all tobacco taxes, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/31/2010--Public Law.Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 or PACT Act - Amends the Jenkins Act to revise provisions governing the collection of taxes on, and trafficking in, cigarettes and ... Read more >


May 21, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 19, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Mar 11, 2010
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 17, 2010
Passed House

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

Mar 31, 2010
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1147”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


20 cosponsors (15D, 5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Mar 17, 2010 4:37 p.m.
Passed 387/25

Related Bills

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S. 1027 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 17, 2007

H.R. 1676 (Related)

Passed House
Last Action: May 21, 2009

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