S. 1147 (111th): PACT Act

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



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


May 21, 2009

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Nov 19, 2009
Reported by Committee

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Mar 11, 2010
Passed Senate

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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.

S. 1147 (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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