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H.R. 3883: To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 14, 2021 (Introduced).


I

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3883

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 14, 2021

(for himself and Ms. Underwood) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs

A BILL

To amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration, and for other purposes.

1.

Prohibition on smoking in facilities of the Veterans Health Administration

(a)

Prohibition

Section 1715 of title 38, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

1715.

Prohibition on smoking in facilities of the Veterans Health Administration

(a)

Prohibition

No person (including any veteran, patient, resident, employee of the Department, contractor, or visitor) may smoke on the premises of any facility of the Veterans Health Administration.

(b)

Definitions

In this section:

(1)

The term smoke includes—

(A)

the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and any other combustion or heating of tobacco; and

(B)

the use of any electronic nicotine delivery system, including electronic or e-cigarettes, vape pens, and e-cigars.

(2)

The term facility of the Veterans Health Administration means any land or building (including any medical center, nursing home, domiciliary facility, outpatient clinic, or center that provides readjustment counseling) that is—

(A)

under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs;

(B)

under the control of the Veterans Health Administration; and

(C)

not under the control of the General Services Administration.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Table of sections

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 17 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 1715 and inserting the following:

1715. Prohibition on smoking in facilities of the Veterans Health Administration.

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(2)

Veterans Health Care Act of 1992

Section 526 of the Veterans Health Care Act of 1992 (Public Law 102–585) is repealed.