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S. 808 (115th): Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017

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A bill to provide protections for certain sports medicine professionals who provide certain medical services in a secondary State.

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Sponsor and status

John Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Apr 4, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
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Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.

This bill was incorporated into:

H.R. 302: FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 5, 2018. (compare text)

27 Cosponsors (17 Republicans, 9 Democrats, 1 Independent)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Thune, Klobuchar Bill to Provide Licensure Clarity for Sports Medicine Professionals Passes HELP Committee
    — Sen. John Thune [R-SD] (Sponsor) on Jun 26, 2018

Thune, Klobuchar Reintroduce Bill to Provide Licensure Clarity for Sports Medicine Professionals
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 4, 2017

Senate HELP Committee Advances Bills to Help Prevent Premature Births, Improve Career and Technical Education Programs
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] on Jun 26, 2018

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Apr 4, 2017

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Jun 26, 2018
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S. 808 (115th) 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. 808. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

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

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