H.R. 33: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account as employees under the shared responsibility requirements contained in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

This bill was the vehicle for the passage of continuing appropriations.

This bill started out as the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. It was passed by the House in this form. But on Feb 27, 2015 the Senate struck its text in whole and replaced it with a provision to fund the federal government through March 6, 2015 ...

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Jan 6, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on Feb 27, 2015

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on February 27, 2015.


Pub.L. 114-3


Lou Barletta

Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district



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Jan 6, 2015

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Jan 12, 2015
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Feb 27, 2015
Passed Senate with Changes

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

Feb 27, 2015
House 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.

Feb 27, 2015
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 33 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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