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S. 1929 (108th): Mental Health Parity Reauthorization Act of 2003

A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to extend the mental health benefits parity provisions for an additional year.

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations, which set overall spending limits by agency or program, and authorizations, which direct how federal funds should (or should not) be used. Appropriation and authorization provisions are typically made for single fiscal years. A reauthorization bill like this one renews the authorizations of an expiring law.

Judd Gregg

Sponsor. Senator for New Hampshire. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2003
Length: 1 pages
Introduced:

Nov 21, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2003.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-197

History

Nov 21, 2003
 
Introduced

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Nov 21, 2003
 
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.

Dec 8, 2003
 
Passed House

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.

Dec 19, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1929 (108th) 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 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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