H.R. 6983 (110th): Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

Introduced:

Sep 22, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 23, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Patrick Kennedy
Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 23, 2008
Length: 36 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend section 712 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, section 2705 of the Public Health Service Act, and section 9812 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require equity in the provision of mental health and substance-related disorder benefits under group health plans, and for other purposes.

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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.

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

Enacted — Signed by the President
Oct 3, 2008

H.R. 7202 (Related)
Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2008

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 2008

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What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 6983” 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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Sep 22, 2008
Passed House
Sep 23, 2008
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Details

Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (6D, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Sep 23, 2008 6:49 p.m.
Passed 376/47

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