A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to establish direct care registered nurse-to-patient staffing ratio requirements in hospitals, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for California. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2013
Length: 31 pages
113th Congress (2013–2015)
This bill was introduced on April 16, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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).
1 Cosponsor (1 Democrat)
May 13, 2009
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 1031 (111th).
May 12, 2011
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 992 (112th).
Apr 16, 2013
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 25, 2015
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 864 (114th).
S. 739 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 739. This is the one from the 113th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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