S. 707 (109th): PREEMIE Act

Apr 05, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 109-450.
Lamar Alexander
Senator from Tennessee
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Last Updated
Dec 14, 2006
4 pages
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This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 22, 2006.

Introduced Apr 05, 2005
Referred to Committee Apr 05, 2005
Reported by Committee Jun 28, 2006
Passed Senate Aug 01, 2006
Senate Agreed to Changes Dec 09, 2006
Passed Senate, Failed House Dec 09, 2006
Passed House Dec 09, 2006
Signed by the President Dec 22, 2006
Full Title

A bill to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity.


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42 cosponsors (24D, 17R, 1I) (show)

House Energy and Commerce


Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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12/22/2006--Public Law.
Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers who deliver Infants Early Act or the PREEMIE Act -
Section 3 -
Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to:
(1) expand and coordinate CDC activities on preterm labor and delivery and infant mortality;
(2) conduct ongoing epidemiological studies on the relationship between prematurity, birth defects, and developmental disabilities; and
(3) establish systems for the collection of maternal-infant clinical biomedical information to link with the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
Requires the Secretary to review existing tools and measures to ensure that such tools and measures include information related to the known risk factors of low birth weight and preterm birth.
Section 4 -
Allows the Secretary to conduct demonstration projects to improve: (1) the provision of information on prematurity to health professionals and the public; and (2) treatment and outcome for babies born preterm.
Section 5 -
Requires the Secretary to establish an Interagency Coordinating Council on Prematurity and Low Birthweight.
Section 6 -
Directs the Secretary, acting through the Surgeon General, to convene a conference on preterm birth.
Authorizes appropriations.
Section 7 -
Delays (until the earlier of June 30, 2007, or 60 days after enactment of a FY2007 authorization of appropriations to carry out the Head Start Act) the effective date of regulations requiring agencies providing transportation services to ensure that children enrolled in Head Start are transported in school buses or allowable alternate vehicles that: (1) are equipped for use of height- and weight-appropriate child restraint systems; and (2) have reverse beepers.

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