S. 524: Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

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Overview

Introduced:

Feb 12, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 22, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 22, 2016.

Law:

Pub.L. 114-198

Sponsor:

Sheldon Whitehouse

Junior Senator from Rhode Island

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 14, 2016
Length: 85 pages

History

Feb 12, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 11, 2016
 
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.

Mar 10, 2016
 
Passed Senate

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

May 13, 2016
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

May 13, 2016
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 8, 2016
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 13, 2016
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 22, 2016
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 524 is 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.

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