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H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.
This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 25, 2013.
49% chance of being enacted.
The following factors determined this bill’s prognosis:
The sponsor is on a committee to which the bill has been referred, and the sponsor is a member of the majority party. ▲
The bill's companion S. 391 was sponsored by a member of the other party. ▲
This bill was reported by committee as S. 3716 (112th) in the previous session of Congress. (on companion bill S. 391) ▲
The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress. ▼
6+ cosponsors serve on a committee to which the bill has been referred. ▼
The bill was referred to House Ways and Means. ▼
This bill was a re-introduction of H.R. 6687 (112th) from the previous session of Congress. ▼
Key: ▲ Correlated with successful bills. ▼ Correlated with unsuccessful bills. Correlation may not indicate causation.
Last updated Jun 21, 2013.
|Referred to Committee|
|Signed by the President|
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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/113/1/hr475.
The VICP is a federal program designed as a no-fault alternative to traditional tort law for resolving vaccine injury claims arising from covered vaccines. The program is funded through a 75¢ excise tax on each dose of specified vaccines. However, current law only covers “trivalent” (three-strain) vaccines against influenza. Recently, many manufacturers have begun producing more effective “quadrivalent” (four-strain) vaccines, but have held off on bringing the vaccines to market until the statute is updated. H.R. 475 amends the statute to cover all seasonal influenza vaccines under the VICP, ensuring that new, more effective vaccines are made available to the greater public.
 Id. at pg. 1.
H.R. 475 adds all seasonal influenza vaccines to the list of taxable vaccines covered under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The act applies to sales beginning on the first day of the first month that begins four weeks after the date of enactment, or the date on which any seasonal influenza vaccine is listed for compensation under VICP.
A Joint Committee on Taxation estimate provided to the Committee estimates that implementing H.R. 475 will have a “negligible” effect on revenue and will have no effect on outlays.
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