H.R. 3103 (104th): Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996


Mar 18, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 21, 1996

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 21, 1996.


Pub.L. 104-191


Bill Archer

Representative for Texas's 7th congressional district



Read Text »
Last Updated: Aug 2, 1996
Length: 168 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to improve portability and continuity of health insurance coverage in the group and individual markets, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in health insurance and health care delivery, to promote the use of medical savings accounts, to improve access to long-term care services and coverage, to simplify the administration of health insurance, and for other purposes.

Read CRS Summary >


Mar 18, 1996

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 19, 1996
Reported by Committee

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

Mar 28, 1996
Passed House

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

Apr 23, 1996
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Aug 1, 1996
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Aug 2, 1996
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 21, 1996
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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


25 cosponsors (25R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 28, 1996 10:25 p.m.
Failed 192/226
Mar 28, 1996 11:05 p.m.
Passed 267/151
Apr 23, 1996 2:15 p.m.
Bill Passed 100/0
On the Conference Report
Aug 1, 1996 8:15 p.m.
Passed 421/2
On the Conference Report
Aug 2, 1996 5:59 p.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 98/0

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S.Con.Res. 68 (Related)
A concurrent resolution to correct the enrollment of H.R. 3103.

Passed Senate
Last Action: Aug 2, 1996

H.Con.Res. 208 (Related)
Directing the Clerk of the House of Representatives to make a correction in the ...

Agreed To (Concurrent Resolution)
Aug 2, 1996

Search for similar bills.

Links & tools

Primary Source


Congress.gov is updated generally one day after events occur. Legislative activity since the last update may not be reflected on GovTrack. Data via congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: