S. 945 (100th): Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988

A bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to make grants to local governments for demonstration projects to provide respite home and other assistance for infants abandoned in hospitals, and for other purposes.



Apr 8, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 18, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 18, 1988.


Pub.L. 100-505


Howard Metzenbaum

Senator from Ohio



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Last Updated: Oct 18, 1988


Apr 8, 1987

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Jul 8, 1987
Ordered Reported by Committee

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Aug 5, 1987
Passed Senate

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

Sep 13, 1988
Passed House with Changes

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

Oct 4, 1988
Senate Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 18, 1988
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 945 (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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