Bill Summary for H 276 (2017-2018)

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Mar 7 2017

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View NCGA Bill Details2017-2018 Session
House Bill 276 (Public) Filed Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Intro. by Lambeth, Adcock, Dobson, Watford.

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Bill summary

Contains whereas clauses.

Enacts new GS 14­313.5 (Tobacco Use Prevention Fund). Establishes new Tobacco Use Prevention fund (Fund) as a restricted reserve in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health, Chronic Disease and Injury Section (DHHS Section), for the purpose of preventing the use of new and emerging tobacco products, especially among youth and people of childbearing age. Authorizes DHHS to use money in the fund for specific purposes, including the creation of regional tobacco use prevention programs and education campaigns on the health risks of tobacco use. Monies in the Fund do not revert, but remain available to DHHS. Directs DHHS to develop guidelines providing for the administration of the Fund. Authorizes DHHS to appropriate 25% of the amount appropriated to the fund to administer the fund, and to disburse funds to any local health department or other organization with an interest in preventing tobacco use that does not receive tobacco industry funding upon demonstration of an authorized purpose and commitment to compliance with DHHS guidelines.

Appropriates $17 million each for 2017­18 and 2018­19 from the General Fund to DHHS Section, to be allocated for the Tobacco Use Prevention Fund created in new GS 14­313.5.

Effective July 1, 2017.

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