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.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

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

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 493” means this is a House of Representatives 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.


Jan 16, 2007
Reported by Committee
Feb 14, 2007
Passed House
Apr 25, 2007
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Passed Senate with Changes
Apr 24, 2008
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House Agreed to Changes
May 1, 2008
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Enacted — Signed by the President
May 21, 2008


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

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