S. 545 (108th): Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003


Mar 6, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Olympia Snowe

Senator from Maine



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Last Updated: Mar 6, 2003
Length: 70 pages

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H.R. 660 (same title)
Passed House — Jun 19, 2003

About the bill

Full Title

A bill 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)

3/6/2003--Introduced.Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to revise provisions relating to access and choice for small business employers ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 6, 2003

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 545”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


8 cosponsors (7R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 406 (109th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 16, 2005

H.R. 660 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 19, 2003

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