S. 1486 (107th): Biological and Chemical Weapons Preparedness Act of 2001


Oct 3, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 3, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Edwards

Senator from North Carolina



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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2001
Length: 40 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to ensure that the United States is prepared for an attack using biological or chemical weapons.

Summary (CRS)

Biological and Chemical Weapons Preparedness Act of 2001 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop a coordinated plan to ... Read more >

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Oct 3, 2001

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1486”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3D, 1R) (show)
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H.R. 3242 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 7, 2001

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