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H.R. 3299 (105th): Family Genetic Privacy and Protection Act

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To establish limitation with respect to the disclosure and use of genetic information in connection with group health plans and health insurance coverage, to provide for consistant standards applicable in connection with hospital care and medical services provided under title 38 of the United States Code, to prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of genetic information and genetic testing, and for other purposes.

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Linda Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Feb 26, 1998
Length: 22 pages
Feb 26, 1998
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 26, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)



Feb 26, 1998

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H.R. 3299 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3299. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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