A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to ban the reimportation of drugs produced in the United States, to place retrictions on drug samples, to ban certain resales of drugs purchased by hospitals and other health care facilities, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
99th Congress (1985–1986)
This bill was introduced on October 7, 1986, 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).
Representative for Michigan's 16th congressional district
34 Cosponsors (23 Democrats, 11 Republicans)
May 14, 1986
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Oct 7, 1986
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.
Feb 5, 1987
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1031 (100th).
Apr 22, 1988
Reintroduced Bill — Enacted — Signed by the President
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1207 (100th).
H.R. 4820 (99th) 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.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4820. This is the one from the 99th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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