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S. 1488 (106th): Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 1999

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A bill 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.

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Sponsor and status

Slade Gorton

Sponsor. Senator for Washington. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 27, 2000
Length: 12 pages
Aug 4, 1999
106th Congress (1999–2000)
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


21 Cosponsors (12 Republicans, 9 Democrats)



Aug 4, 1999

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Nov 19, 1999
Passed Senate (House next)

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.

S. 1488 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1488. This is the one from the 106th Congress.

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

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