Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 23, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To require the submission to the Congress of annual reports on the tobacco user fees assessed and collected under section 919 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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 ``Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. REPORTING ON TOBACCO USER FEES.

Section 919 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 387s) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(f) Reporting.-- ``(1) In general.--Beginning with fiscal year 2014, not later than 120 days after the end of each fiscal year for which fees are collected under this section, the Secretary shall, with respect to such fiscal year, prepare and submit to the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate a report concerning such fees. ``(2) Contents.--Each report under paragraph (1) shall, with respect to the fiscal year involved, include at a minimum the following: ``(A) The total amount of fees assessed and collected under this section. ``(B) A description of how such fees have been, or are intended to be, used. ``(C) The total amount of fees assessed and collected under this section which have not been obligated. ``(D) The total amount of fees assessed and collected under this section which have been obligated, but have not...

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State: CA

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I support H.R. 389: Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 with modifications that include reporting to the public.

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TX
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SherryTX
TX-21
2 years ago

I support H.R. 389: Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 because every time the tax on tobacco is raised, the People are assured the money is going towards funding education and programs for children, but the schools never see the money.

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TX
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SecureLiberty
TX-11
2 years ago

I support H.R. 389: Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 because...stop wasting money

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MI
8
ekruger7147
MI-8
2 years ago

I support H.R. 389: Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 because...it is necessary for the government to have accountability for tax dollars collected and all expenditures. Taxpayers have been taken advantage of for far too long.

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NJ
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Rappunzell
NJ-5
2 years ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 389: Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 because as a member of the party who wants to limit the size of government and decrease government spending, it appears that Representative Guthrie has failed to notice that this proposed measure would increase both. In addition, this proposal doesn't appear to have any particular purpose. Please oppose this measure. Thanks.

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WA
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JaneL
WA-10
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/23/2013--Introduced.Transparency in Tobacco User Fees Act of 2013 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to report annually to Congress on user fees assessed on manufacturers and importers of tobacco products.

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