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S. 3038 (110th): Improved Adoption Incentives and Relative Guardianship Support Act of 2008

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A bill to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to extend the adoption incentives program, to authorize States to establish a relative guardianship program, to promote the adoption of children with special needs, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2008
Length: 140 pages
May 20, 2008
110th Congress (2007–2009)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 10, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote. Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).

Provisions of this bill also appear in:

H.R. 6893: Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 7, 2008. (compare text)
H.R. 2608: SSI Extension for Elderly and Disabled Refugees Act
Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 30, 2008. (compare text)

18 Cosponsors (11 Democrats, 7 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley wins committee passage of bill to help foster care kids get permanent, loving homes
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Sep 10, 2008

Adoption, Rights Of Elderly Protected By Senate Committee Vote
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] on Sep 10, 2008

Grassley makes progress on legislation to help foster care kids get permanent, loving homes
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jul 30, 2008

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May 20, 2008

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Sep 10, 2008
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S. 3038 (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. 3038. 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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