H.R. 3730 (100th): A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the medical expense deduction available for expenses connected with the acquisition, training, and maintenance of service dogs for handicapped individuals.


Dec 9, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on December 9, 1987, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Elizabeth Patterson

Representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

Requires that, for the purpose of the income tax deduction for medical expenses, expenditures for the acquisition, training, and maintenance of a service animal used to assist a handicapped individual ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Dec 9, 1987

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3730”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


18 cosponsors (15D, 3R) (show)
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H.R. 4333 (Related)
Technical and Miscellaneous Revenue Act of 1988

Enacted — Signed by the President
Nov 10, 1988

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