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H.R. 2726 (116th): Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019

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To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on Amtrak trains.

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Sponsor and status

Eleanor Norton

Sponsor. Representative for the District of Columbia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019
Length: 3 pages
May 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on December 17, 2019 but was never passed by the Senate.


2 Cosponsors (2 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Norton Passes Fifth Bill in House, Banning E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak Trains
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Dec 17, 2019

the daily leader: monday, december 16, 2019
    — Rep. Steny Hoyer [D-MD5] on Dec 16, 2019

Norton Bill Banning E-Cigarette Smoking on Amtrak on House Floor, Monday
    — Rep. Eleanor Norton [D-DC0] (Sponsor) on Dec 13, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 2726 will be negligible.


May 14, 2019

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Jun 26, 2019
Ordered Reported

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Sep 9, 2019
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Dec 17, 2019
Passed House (Senate next)

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

H.R. 2726 (116th) 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. 2726. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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