H.R. 867 (105th): Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997


Feb 27, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 19, 1997

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 19, 1997.


Pub.L. 105-89


Dave Camp

Representative for Michigan's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Nov 13, 1997
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To promote the adoption of children in foster care.

Summary (CRS)

TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Reasonable Efforts and Safety Requirements for Foster Care and Adoption Placements Title II: Incentives for Providing Permanent Families for Children Title III: Additional Improvements and ... Read more >


Feb 27, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 23, 1997
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.

Apr 30, 1997
Passed House

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

Nov 8, 1997
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. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 13, 1997
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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 13, 1997
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Nov 19, 1997
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 867”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


31 cosponsors (20R, 11D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Apr 30, 1997 2:04 p.m.
Passed 416/5

Related Bills

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

H.Res. 327 (Caused-Action)
Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Nov 13, 1997

H.Res. 134 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
Apr 30, 1997

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