Summary: H.R.4981 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4981. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/20/2002)

Fire Safe Cigarette Act of 2002 - Amends the Consumer Product Safety Act to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to prescribe a consumer product fire safety standard to reduce the risk of fire from cigarettes.

Prescribes testing methodology. Authorizes the Commission to regulate the ignition propensity of cigarette paper for roll-your-own tobacco products when it sets such standards.

Instructs the Commission to include in such standard a proscription against the stockpiling of cigarettes to which the fire safety standards will apply.

Denies the Commission any jurisdiction over tobacco or tobacco products.