ERIC Number: ED425372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May-1
Reference Count: N/A
National Tobacco Policy and Youth Smoking Reduction Act. Report of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on S.1415 Together with Additonal Views. United States Senate, 105th Congress, 2d Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
The purposes of Senate bill S.1415 concerning youth smoking are reviewed and a favorable report with an amendment is provided. The background and need for the legislation is analyzed and the legislative history, including hearings and testimony, is summarized. An analysis of Sections 1-10 is presented individually. Discussion of the bill follows by titles: (1) "Regulation of the Tobacco Industry" includes jurisdiction of FDA and advertising; (2) "Reductions in Underage Tobacco Use" which includes goals, state enforcement incentives, and smoking cessation programs; (3) "Tobacco Product Warnings and Smoke Constituent Disclosure"; (4) "National Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund," which includes spending for childcare and early childhood development; (5) "Standards to Reduce Involuntary Exposure to Tobacco Smoke"; (6) "Application to Indian Tribes"; (7) "Civil Liability of Manufacturers of Tobacco Products"; (8) "Tobacco Industry Compliance and Employee Protection from Reprisals"; (9) "Public Disclosure of Tobacco Industry Documents"; (10) "Long-Term Assistance for Farmers," which includes the "Tobacco Community Revitalization Trust Fund" and transition assistance; (11) "Miscellaneous"; (12) "Tobacco Asbestos Trust Fund"; and (13) "Veterans Benefits." A statement of intent of the committee for additional amendments is included. Additional views of several senators and a chart of roll-call votes in committee are appended. (EMK)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.