H.R. 1205 (101st): Fairness for Adopting Families Act


Mar 1, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 1, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Lehman

Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide a deduction for adoption expenses, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/1/1989--Introduced.Fairness for Adopting Families Act - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to permit an individual income tax deduction for qualified adoption expenses.Includes as deductible all reasonable and necessary expenses that ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 1, 1989

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1205”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


90 cosponsors (51D, 39R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 3374 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 30, 1987

H.R. 1515 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 1991

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