S. 252 (113th): PREEMIE Reauthorization Act

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Introduced:

Feb 7, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 27, 2013

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 27, 2013.

Law:

Pub.L. 113-55

Sponsor:

Lamar Alexander

Senator from Tennessee

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 19, 2013
Length: 7 pages

About the bill

Full Title

An act to reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for other purposes.

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History

Feb 7, 2013
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 13, 2013
 
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.

Sep 25, 2013
 
Passed Senate

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

Sep 26, 2013
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed).

Nov 12, 2013
 
Passed House with Changes

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 14, 2013
 
Senate Agreed to Changes

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 Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 27, 2013
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
12 cosponsors (10D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments
Health

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Votes

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

Related Bills

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S. 1440 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House with Changes
Last Action: Dec 19, 2012

H.R. 541 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 2013

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