Summary

3/5/2013--Passed House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on Mar 5, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to include certain territories and possessions of the United States in the definition of State for the purposes of chapter 114, relating to trafficking in contraband cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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 ``Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS OF THE UNITED STATES INCLUDED IN THE DEFINITION OF STATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE PROHIBITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN CONTRABAND CIGARETTES AND SMOKELESS TOBACCO.

Paragraph (4) of section 2341 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ``or the Virgin Islands'' and inserting ``the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or Guam''. <all>

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7 Supporting
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State: CA

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I oppose H.R. 338: Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 because...There isn't a bill proposed by democrats that will help the American people. Stop proposing bills for laws we already have in place and stop trying to take away rights from the people who put you in your job.

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NC
1
JCR67
NC-1
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 338: Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 because...Congress has no business in commerce...smuggling of something legal is not smuggling its providing a service.

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IN
4
Theodorus
IN-4
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 338: Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 because... There is no reason to do this type of enforcement, this enforcement will simply cost us money and not produce any revenue. In addition states are responsible for enforcing taxation on tobacco products. Leave this to the states. We don't see 'smuggling' into Chicago because we don't border Mexico etc. we do not need this waste of law and money!

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IL
6
Strapples
IL-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 338: Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 because... Here's another IDEA how about we remove the word smuggling from the law books completely and replace it with free trade so we can at least be honest about what we are doing...

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CA
2
someplaceicangetmail
CA-2
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 338 ("to include certain territories and possessions of the United States in the definition of State") because we need to stop wasting our resources on tobacco tax enforcement. These territories mainly include federal reservations such as military installations which are already required to charge within a certain percent of the local prices. The profits from the sale of tobacco on these installations goes back into programs for the military, the biggest one being the USO. Why send more funds into the federal system and take away from the programs that so greatly depend on it.

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OH
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TimWolfram
OH-8
2 years ago

Bill Summary

3/5/2013--Passed House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.) Stop Tobacco Smuggling in the Territories Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to include American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam in the definition of "state" for purposes of provisions prohibiting trafficking in contraband cigarettes and smokeless tobacco.

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