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

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 ...


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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


Christopher Dodd

Senator from Connecticut



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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2008
Length: 8 pages


Jul 23, 2007

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Nov 14, 2007
Reported by Committee

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Dec 13, 2007
Passed Senate

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.

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

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