H.R. 4278 (108th): Assistive Technology Act of 2004


May 5, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 25, 2004

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 25, 2004.


Pub.L. 108-364


Howard “Buck” McKeon

Representative for California's 25th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2004
Length: 31 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 to support programs of grants to States to address the assistive technology needs of individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

Section2 - Amends the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 (ATA) to reauthorize and revise ATA programs.Revises ATA State grant programs to direct the Secretary of Education to make assistive technology ... Read more >


May 5, 2004

This is the first step in the legislative process.

May 19, 2004
Reported by Committee

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Jun 14, 2004
Passed House

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

Sep 30, 2004
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.

Oct 8, 2004
House 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 without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 25, 2004
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. 4278”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


25 cosponsors (15D, 9R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Primary Source

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