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Referred in Senate (12/18/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2726


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 18, 2019

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


AN ACT

To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit smoking on Amtrak trains.

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 “Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019”.

SEC. 2. Prohibition on smoking on Amtrak trains.

(a) In general.—Chapter 243 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 24323. Prohibition on smoking on Amtrak trains

“(a) Prohibition.—Beginning on the date of enactment of the Banning Smoking on Amtrak Act of 2019, Amtrak shall prohibit smoking on board Amtrak trains.

“(b) Electronic Cigarettes.—

“(1) INCLUSION.—The use of an electronic cigarette shall be treated as smoking for purposes of this section.

“(2) ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE DEFINED.—In this section, the term ‘electronic cigarette’ means a device that delivers nicotine or other substances to a user of the device in the form of a vapor that is inhaled to simulate the experience of smoking.”.

(b) Conforming amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 243 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


“24323. Prohibition on smoking on Amtrak trains.”.

Passed the House of Representatives December 17, 2019.

    Attest: cheryl l. johnson,   
    Clerk

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