S. 2206 (105th): Coats Human Services Reauthorization Act of 1998

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Introduced:

Jun 23, 1998
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1998.

Law:

Pub.L. 105-285

Sponsor:

Daniel Coats

Senator from Indiana

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 9, 1998
Length: 71 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Head Start Act, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Act of 1981, and the Community Services Block Grant Act to reauthorize and make improvements to those Acts, to establish demonstration projects that provide an opportunity for persons with limited means to accumulate assets, and for other purposes.

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History

Jun 23, 1998
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 1998
 
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.

Jul 27, 1998
 
Passed Senate

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

Sep 14, 1998
 
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.

Oct 8, 1998
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

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 Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 9, 1998
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

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 27, 1998
 
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.

Details

Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and pass, as amended
Sep 14, 1998 5:37 p.m.
Passed 346/20

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