Summary: H.R.5059 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5059. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/27/2002)

Fire-Safe Cigarette Act of 2002 - Amends the Consumer Product Safety Act to set a deadline for the Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a rule implementing the consumer product safety standard prescribed by this Act 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.