H. R. 5716
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 10, 2012
Mr. Bilbray (for himself and Mrs. Maloney) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To establish a Skin Cancer Research Fund to increase funding for the conduct or support of research relating to skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health.
This Act may be cited as the
Melanoma Research Act of
Skin Cancer Research Fund
Creation of fund
There is established in
the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the
Cancer Research Fund, consisting of such amounts as may be deposited
into the Skin Cancer Research Fund under subsection (b).
Transfer to fund of certain amounts
For each of fiscal years 2013 through 2017, there shall be deposited into the Skin Cancer Research Fund amounts equivalent to the taxes received in the Treasury during the respective fiscal year under section 5000B of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 5000B; relating to taxes on indoor tanning services).
Limitation on availability of amounts in fund
Amounts in the Skin Cancer Research Fund shall be available, as provided by appropriation Acts, exclusively for the conduct or support of research relating to skin cancer by the National Institutes of Health under title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 281 et seq.).
In this Act, the term skin cancer means any of the following:
Basal cell carcinoma.
Squamous cell carcinoma.