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H.R. 6312 (115th): PHIT Act

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About the bill

The U.S. had the world’s highest obesity rates for both men and women last year, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Can the PHIT Act use tax incentives to cut that number?

What the bill does

The Personal Health Investment Today Act [H.R. 6312 + S. 482] would give a tax break for athletic purchases, of up to $500 for an individual or $1,000 for a married couple.

Examples could include a gym membership, fitness equipment like a treadmill, or signup costs to ...

Sponsor and status

Jason Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 19, 2018
Length: 8 pages
Introduced
Jul 6, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 11, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

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Position statements

What legislators are saying

Walorski Votes to Send Health Care Bills to House Floor
    — Rep. Jackie Walorski [R-IN2] on Jul 12, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform SpendingTracker.org estimates new spending due to H.R. 6312 will be negligible.

History

Jul 6, 2018
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jul 11, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 19, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Ways and Means

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

H.R. 6312 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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