H.R. 4281 (108th): Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004


May 5, 2004
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 13, 2004 but was never passed by the Senate.


Sam Johnson

Representative for Texas's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: May 5, 2004
Length: 64 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 to improve access and choice for entrepreneurs with small businesses with respect to medical care for their employees.

Summary (CRS)

5/13/2004--Passed House without amendment.Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2004 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to provide for establishment and governance of association health ... Read more >

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May 5, 2004

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May 13, 2004
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4281”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


17 cosponsors (15R, 2D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 13, 2004 3:54 p.m.
Failed 193/224
May 13, 2004 4:29 p.m.
Passed 252/162

Related Bills

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H.R. 525 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 26, 2005

H.R. 4275 (Related)
Permanent Extension of 10-Percent Individual Income Tax Rate Bracket bill

Passed House
Last Action: May 13, 2004

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