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S Amdt 2438 - Underage Tobacco Usage amendment - Key Vote

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Rick Santorum voted Nay (Tabling Vote) on this Amendment.

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Amendment - Amendment Not Tabled (Senate) (29-66) - (Key vote)

Title: Underage Tobacco Usage amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to table an amendment that attempts to strengthen provisions requiring tobacco companies to meet targeted reductions in youth smoking.

Highlights:
  • Requires the Secretary to conduct annual performance surveys measuring use of cigarette and smokeless tobacco products among children ages 12 to 18.
  • Sets a 10 year child smoking reduction target at 67 percent.
  • Sets a maximum penalty of $2.2 billion for failure of tobacco companies to meet set reduction targets among children using their projects.
Note:

NOTE: A SENATOR MAY MOVE TO TABLE ANY PENDING LEGISLATION, THUS HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION. A "YEA" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF HALTING FURTHER CONSIDERATION, AND A "NAY" VOTE IS IN SUPPORT OF FURTHER CONSIDERATION. TABLING MOTIONS ARE OFTEN USED TO KILL LEGISLATION.

Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) -
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Underage Tobacco Usage amendment

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