H.R. 1220: Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2013

Mar 15, 2013
Referred to Committee on Mar 15, 2013
5% chance of being enacted
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Mar 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
Michael Burgess
Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district
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Last Updated
Mar 15, 2013
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6190 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Dec 12, 2012

Full Title

To direct the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to allow for the distribution, sale, and consumption in the United States of remaining inventories of over-the-counter CFC epinephrine inhalers.


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39% chance of getting past committee.
5% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Asthma Inhalers Relief Act of 2013 - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to:
(1) permit the distribution, sale, and consumption in the United States of remaining inventories of CFC epinephrine inhalers manufactured pursuant to the exception for medical devices under the Clean Air Act;
(2) not take any enforcement action or otherwise seek to restrict the distribution, sale, or consumption of such inhalers on the basis of any federal law implementing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer; and
(3) issue, in response to a request of any distributor or seller of such inhalers, a No Action Assurance Letter stating that the EPA will not initiate an enforcement action relating to the distribution or sale of any such inhaler occurring prior to August 1, 2013.
Defines "CFC epinephrine inhaler" to mean any epinephrine inhaler containing chlorofluorocarbons that was manufactured and classified as over-the-counter before January 1, 2012.
Terminates this Act on August 1, 2013.

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