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S. 1858 (110th): Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

President George W. Bush signed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 (Pub.L.110-204) (NBSSLA) into law on April 24, 2008, a day before DNA Day. The Act amended the Public Health Service Act to establish grant programs concerning newborn screening education and outreach, as parents are often unaware that newborn screening takes place and the number and types of screening varies across states. It also established grant programs to coordinate follow-up care, after newborn screening is conducted. The legislation also reauthorized programs under part A of title XI of the Public Health Service Act. In his introductory remarks, Senator Chris Dodd stated that the legislation "protect[s] the most vulnerable members of our society: newborn infants." Newborn Screening is a proven life saving and effective public health tool used to …

Sponsor and status

Christopher Dodd

Sponsor. Senator for Connecticut. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2008
Length: 8 pages
Jul 23, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 24, 2008

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 24, 2008.

Pub.L. 110-204

21 Cosponsors (15 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Independent)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

H.R. 3825: Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2008

Ordered Reported on Mar 13, 2008. 96% incorporated. (compare text)


Jul 23, 2007

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Nov 14, 2007
Ordered Reported

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Dec 13, 2007
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 8, 2008
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Apr 24, 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1858 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1858. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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