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H.R. 1424 (110th): Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007

About the bill

This is the Senate's October 2008 Economic Stimulus Relief Bill. This bill was originally introduced in March 2007 and passed the House as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. In October 2008, it was co-opted as the so-called "vehicle" to pass the relief bill with an amendment that rewrites the whole bill. The House's initial vehicle was H.R. 3997, but they failed to pass their amendment co-opting the bill.

Sponsor and status

Patrick Kennedy

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 2008
Length: 169 pages

Mar 9, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 3, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 3, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-343

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 3335: Jobs, Energy, Families, and Disaster Relief Act of 2008

Failed Cloture on Jul 30, 2008. 68% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 7202: Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2008

Introduced on Sep 28, 2008. 58% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2642: American Renewable Energy Act of 2008

Introduced on Feb 14, 2008. 19% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3322: Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008

Introduced on Jul 23, 2008. 75% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6587: Midwestern Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008

Introduced on Jul 23, 2008. 77% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 7006: Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008

Passed House (Senate next) on Sep 24, 2008. 45% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 6640: Fair Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2008

Introduced on Jul 29, 2008. 87% incorporated. (compare text)


Mar 9, 2007

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

Jul 18, 2007
Ordered Reported

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.

Mar 5, 2008
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 1, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Oct 2, 2008
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate with an Amendment.

Oct 3, 2008
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 3, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1424 (110th) 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 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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