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

Introduced:

Jan 16, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 21, 2008

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

Law:

Pub.L. 110-233

Sponsor:

Louise Slaughter

Representative for New York's 28th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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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

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (Pub.L. 110–233, 122 Stat. 881, enacted May 21, 2008, GINA, pronounced Gee-na), is an Act of Congress in the United States designed to prohibit the use of genetic information in health insurance and employment. The Act prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying coverage to a healthy individual or ...

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History

Jan 16, 2007
 
Introduced

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 page is about 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.

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