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


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

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish grant programs to provide for education and outreach on newborn screening and coordinated followup care once newborn screening has been conducted, to reauthorize programs under part A of title XI of such Act, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/24/2008--Public Law.Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 - Section2 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator ... Read more >


Jul 23, 2007

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 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.

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.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1858”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


21 cosponsors (15D, 5R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 2663 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 27, 2006

H.R. 3825 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Mar 13, 2008

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