H.R.6791 - National Cancer Fund Act of 2008110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Higgins, Brian [D-NY-27] (Introduced 08/01/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Ways and Means; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2008 Referred to House Energy and Commerce (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6791 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (08/01/2008)
National Cancer Fund Act of 2008 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) establish in the Treasury the National Cancer Fund for programs to fight cancer, including for expenditures for cancer research, early detection and treatment, and tobacco cessation; (2) increase the excise tax rate on tobacco products and dedicate increased tax revenues to the Fund; and (3) impose permit, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements on manufacturers of processed tobacco.
Amends the Public Health Service Act to: (1) revise the membership and duties of the President's Cancer Panel; and (2) require the Panel to study the feasibility of additional funding sources for the National Cancer Fund.