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H.R. 5403 (109th): Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006

To improve protections for children and to hold States accountable for the safe and timely placement of children across State lines, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Thomas “Tom” DeLay

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 22nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 24, 2006
Length: 7 pages
May 17, 2006
109th Congress (2005–2006)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 3, 2006

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 3, 2006.

Pub.L. 109-239

10 Cosponsors (6 Republicans, 4 Democrats)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2999: Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006

Introduced on May 24, 2006. 92% incorporated. (compare text)


May 17, 2006

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

May 24, 2006
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Jun 23, 2006
Passed Senate

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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 3, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 5403 (109th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5403. This is the one from the 109th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2005 to Dec 9, 2006. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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