About the bill
On December 19, 2006, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), Public Law No. 109-417, was signed into law by President George W. Bush. PAHPA has broad implications for the United States Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) preparedness and response activities. Among other things, the act amended the Public Health Service Act to establish within the department a new Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR); provided new authorities for a number of programs, including the advanced development and acquisitions of medical countermeasures; and called for the establishment of a quadrennial National Health Security Strategy.
The purpose of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act is "to improve the Nation's public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities for emergencies, whether deliberate, accidental, or natural."
The law ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for North Carolina. Republican.
Last Updated: Dec 14, 2006
Length: 51 pages
109th Congress (2005–2006)
Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 19, 2006
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 19, 2006.
What legislators are saying
“Burrs Biodefense and Pandemic Preparedness Legislation Signed into Law”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] (Sponsor) on Dec 19, 2006
“Congress Passes Burrs Bipartisan Biodefense and Pandemic Preparedness Legislation”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] (Sponsor) on Dec 9, 2006
“Senate Passes Burrs Bipartisan Biodefense and Pandemic Preparedness Legislation”
— Sen. Richard Burr [R-NC] (Sponsor) on Dec 5, 2006
Jul 18, 2006
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Jul 19, 2006
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Dec 5, 2006
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 9, 2006
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, 2006
Enacted — Signed by the President
The President signed the bill and it became law.
S. 3678 (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 S. 3678. 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 enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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