Summary

To prohibit smoking in and around Federal buildings. Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Nov 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To prohibit smoking in and around Federal buildings.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Smoke-Free Federal Buildings Act''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds the following: (1) Tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals, including at least 69 carcinogens. (2) Secondhand smoke is responsible for almost 50,000 deaths in the United States each year. (3) In 2006, the Surgeon General of the United States concluded that there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. (4) Secondhand smoke causes lung cancer and heart disease among adults who do not smoke. (5) Workplaces are a major source of secondhand smoke exposure. (6) The Surgeon General has concluded that smoke-free policies are the only effective way to eliminate secondhand smoke exposure in the workplace. Separating smokers from nonsmokers, cleaning the air, and ventilating buildings cannot eliminate exposure. (7) An October 2009 report ``Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Cardiovascular Effects: Making Sense of the Evidence'' from the Institute of Medicine concludes that smoke-free laws reduce heart attacks. (8) In the ``Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: A Tobacco Control Strategic Action Plan'', the Department of Health and Human Services calls for a collaboration to fully implement tobacco- free facility policies across the Federal Government.

SEC. 3. SMOKE-FREE FEDERAL BUILDINGS.

(a) Smoke-Free Federal Buildings.--Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and except as provided in subsection...

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Bill Summary

H.R. 3381 Viral Hepatitis Testing Act of 2011 H.R. 3383 Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials Act of 2011