S. 172 (109th): A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for the regulation of all contact lenses as medical devices, and for other purposes.



Jan 26, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 9, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 9, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-96


Michael “Mike” DeWine

Senator from Ohio



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Last Updated: Oct 29, 2005
Length: 1 pages


Jan 26, 2005

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Mar 9, 2005
Reported by Committee

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Jul 29, 2005
Passed Senate

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.

Oct 26, 2005
Passed House

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Nov 9, 2005
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 172 (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.

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

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