H.R. 2851 - Michelle's Law

Health policy. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on September 25, 2008.

Michelle's Law

H.R. 2851 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, the Public Health Service Act, and the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that dependent students who take a medically necessary leave of absence do not lose health insurance coverage, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Michelle's Law
  • Michelle's Law
Sponsor
Paul Hodes
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health policy
  • Child health
  • Children
  • Education
  • Employee health benefits
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Finance
  • Health insurance
  • Health insurance continuation
  • Higher education
  • Labor
  • Law
  • Leave of absence
  • Medical care
  • Medicine
  • Physicians
  • Sick leave
  • Students
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced6/25/2007
Referred to Committee
Passed House7/30/2008
Passed Senate9/25/2008
Signed by President10/09/2008
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.7/30/2008PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.9/25/2008PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced6/25/2007
6/25/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
6/25/2007Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
6/25/2007Referred to House Energy and Commerce
6/25/2007Referred to House Education and Labor
6/25/2007Referred to House Ways and Means
7/03/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Trade.
9/11/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, and Competitiveness.
9/11/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.
7/09/2008Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
7/09/2008Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote .
7/16/2008Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Put on a legislative calendar7/16/2008Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by the Yeas and Nays: 40 - 0.
7/30/2008Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 110-806, Part I.
7/30/2008Committee on Education and Labor discharged.
7/30/2008Committee on Ways and Means discharged.
Put on a legislative calendar7/30/2008Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 522.
7/30/2008Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
7/30/2008Considered under suspension of the rules.
7/30/2008DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2851.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage7/30/2008On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
7/31/2008Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
9/25/2008Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions discharged by Unanimous Consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage9/25/2008Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
9/25/2008Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President9/25/2008Cleared for White House.
Presented to President9/30/2008Presented to President.
Signed10/09/2008Signed by President.
Enacted10/09/2008Became Public Law No: 110-381.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$515,981
$984,365
$1,500,346
$0
2 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Michelle's Law: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

2 organizations supported this bill

American Cancer Society
(n.d.). American Cancer Society. Retrieved n.d., from .
National Education Association
(n.d.). NEA Supports Michelle's Law. Retrieved n.d., from .

0 organizations opposed this bill

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2003 – December 31, 2008.
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Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$22,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,050$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$54,449$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$24,500$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$0$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$44,193$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$34,250$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$10,000$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$20,250$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$6,350$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,250$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$21,000$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$23,925$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$52,060$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$13,200$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$5,300$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$37,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$800$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$37,500$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$31,500$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$39,675$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$25,200$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,600$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$20,250$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$29,800$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$13,100$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$18,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$27,000$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$37,150$0Yes
John KerryDMA$25,350$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,050$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$12,400$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$34,000$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$2,500$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$26,000$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$35,100$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,500$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,800$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$60,700$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$25,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$41,300$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,500$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,500$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$22,700$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$20,500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,540$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$35,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$31,800$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$34,792$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$35,250$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$1,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$10,500$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$8,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$48,463$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$32,200$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$200$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$13,750$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$14,750$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,750$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$18,000$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$22,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$12,050$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$54,449$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$24,500$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$0$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$0$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$20,000$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,449$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$44,193$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$34,250$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$0$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$10,000$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$20,250$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$6,350$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,250$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$21,000$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$23,925$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$3,250$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$52,060$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$0$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$13,200$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$5,300$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$37,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$800$0Yes
John CornynRTX$0$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$0$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$0$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$0$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$37,500$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$0$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$250$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$31,500$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$39,675$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$4,000$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$2,000$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$25,200$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$16,600$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,750$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$20,250$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$0$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$0$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$29,800$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$13,100$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$0$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$0$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$18,250$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$250$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$27,000$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$37,150$0Yes
John KerryDMA$25,350$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$19,050$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$4,500$0Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$12,400$0Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$34,000$0Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$2,500$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$26,000$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$0$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$35,100$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$5,000$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$0$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$27,500$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$10,800$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$60,700$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$25,500$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$41,300$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$21,500$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$15,500$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$22,700$0Yes
Mark PryorDAR$20,500$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$21,540$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$35,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$31,800$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$34,792$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$35,250$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$16,000$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$0$0Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$1,000$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$10,500$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$8,500$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$48,463$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$32,200$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$200$0Yes
John SununuRNH$8,600$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$13,750$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$0$0Yes
David VitterRLA$0$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$0$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$14,750$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$20,750$0Yes
Roger WickerRMS$0$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$18,000$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Teachers unions$984,365
Health & welfare policy$515,981

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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