H.R. 493 (110th): Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008


Jan 16, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 21, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 21, 2008.


Pub.L. 110-233


Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 2, 2008
Length: 42 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.

Summary (CRS)

5/21/2008--Public Law.Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 - TitleI - Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health InsuranceSection101 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Public Health Service ... Read more >


Jan 16, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 14, 2007
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 25, 2007
Passed House

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

Apr 24, 2008
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Apr 30, 2008
Text Published

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

May 1, 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.

May 21, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 493”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


224 cosponsors (129D, 95R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Apr 25, 2007 4:32 p.m.
Passed 420/3
Apr 24, 2008 2:14 p.m.
Bill Passed 95/0
Concurring in the Senate Amendment
May 1, 2008 12:40 p.m.
Passed 414/1

Related Bills

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S. 358 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 31, 2007

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 3, 2008

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