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H.R. 2498 (106th): Public Health Improvement Act

To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for recommendations of the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding the placement of automatic external defibrillators in Federal buildings in order to improve survival rates of individuals who experience cardiac arrest in such buildings, and to establish protections from civil liability arising from the emergency use of the devices.

Sponsor and status

Clifford “Cliff” Stearns

Sponsor. Representative for Florida's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 30, 2000
Length: 37 pages
Introduced
Jul 13, 1999
106th Congress, 1999–2000
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 13, 2000

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 13, 2000.

Law
Pub.L. 106-505
Source

History

Jul 13, 1999
 
Introduced

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May 17, 2000
 
Ordered Reported

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May 23, 2000
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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Oct 26, 2000
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

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Oct 27, 2000
 
House Agreed to Changes

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Oct 27, 2000
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Nov 13, 2000
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 2498 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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

This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1999 to Dec 15, 2000. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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