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H.R. 3515 (100th): Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Medical Waste Tracking Act of 1988 is a United States federal law concerning the illegal dumping of body tissues, blood wastes and other contaminated biological materials. It established heavy penalties for knowingly endangering life through noncompliance.

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Sponsor and status

Introduced
Oct 20, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 1, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 1, 1988.

Law
Pub.L. 100-582
Sponsor

Thomas Luken

Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Nov 1, 1988

Source

History

Oct 20, 1987
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 28, 1988
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 6, 1988
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 7, 1988
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 12, 1988
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 1, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 1, 1988
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 3515 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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