Text: H.R.1973 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/28/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1973


To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 28, 2019

Mr. Higgins of New York (for himself and Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide authority to add additional vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines.

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 “Vaccine Access Improvement Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Addition of new vaccines to list of taxable vaccines.

(a) In general.—Section 4132(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(Q) Any vaccine which is not described in any other subparagraph of this paragraph and which is included on the Vaccine Injury Table under section 2114 of the Public Health Service Act.”.

(b) Notification.—Not later than 30 days after the Secretary of Health and Human Services adds a vaccine to the Vaccine Injury Table pursuant of section 2114 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa–14), the Secretary shall notify the Secretary of the Treasury, the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions of the Senate, the Committee on Finance of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives of such designation.

(c) Effective date.—

(1) SALES, ETC.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to sales and uses on or after the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services lists any new vaccine pursuant to section 2114 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300aa–14) for purposes of compensation for any vaccine-related injury or death through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

(2) DELIVERIES.—For purposes of paragraph (1) and section 4131 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, in the case of sales on or before the effective date described in such paragraph for which delivery is made after such date, the delivery date shall be considered the sale date.