H.R. 710 - Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act

Medicine. 110th Congress (2007-2008) View bill details
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Summary:
An Act to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to human organ paired donation, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Amendments:
1 proposed amendment. 1 accepted. View amendments 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on July 9, 2007.

Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act

H.R. 710 — 110th Congress (2007–2008)

Summary
An Act to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to human organ paired donation, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the National Organ Transplant Act to clarify that kidney paired donation does not involve the transfer of a human organ for valuable consideration.
Other Titles
  • Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act
  • Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act
  • Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act
  • Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act
  • To amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to paired donations of human kidneys, and for other purposes.
  • An Act to amend the National Organ Transplant Act to provide that criminal penalties do not apply to human organ paired donation, and for other purposes.
Sponsor
Charles Norwood
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Medicine
  • Criminal justice
  • Donation of organs, tissues, etc.
  • Kidney diseases
  • Medical care
  • Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
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Major Actions
Introduced1/29/2007
Referred to Committee
Amendments (1 proposed)
Passed House3/07/2007
Passed Senate7/09/2007
Signed by President12/21/2007
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - H.R. 710 Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act - Under Suspension of the Rules3/07/2007This bill PASSED the House
422 voted YES 0 voted NO 11 voted present/not voting
currently selectedSenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.7/09/2007PASSED by voice vote
select this voteSenateAmendment SA 2025 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.7/09/2007PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/29/2007
1/29/2007Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2/02/2007Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
3/06/2007Mr. Inslee moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
3/06/2007Considered under suspension of the rules.
3/06/2007DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate H.R. 710.
3/06/2007DEBATE - The House resumed debate on H.R. 710.
3/06/2007At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
3/06/2007Pursuant to clause 8, Rule XX, the Speaker postponed until Wednesday, March 7, 2007, the roll call vote on the motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 710, as amended, which was ordered on Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
3/07/2007Considered as unfinished business.
3/07/2007The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage3/07/2007On Passage - House - H.R. 710 Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act - Under Suspension of the Rules
3/08/2007Received in the Senate.
Put on a legislative calendar3/14/2007Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 77.
7/09/2007Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage7/09/2007Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
7/09/2007Amendment SA 2025 proposed by Senator Reid for Senator Levin.
select this voteVote7/09/2007Amendment SA 2025 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
7/10/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/04/2007House agreed to Senate amendment with amendments pursuant to H. Res. 837.
12/05/2007Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendments to Senate amendment.
12/06/2007Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/06/2007Senate agreed to House amendment to Senate amendment and House amendment to title of bill by Unanimous Consent.
Presented to President12/06/2007Cleared for White House.
Presented to President12/11/2007Presented to President.
Signed12/21/2007Signed by President.
Enacted12/21/2007Became Public Law No: 110-144.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
select this voteS. Amdt. 2025Levin, Carl [D-MI]July 9, 2007Passed by voice vote on July 8, 2007.

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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

$184,325
$2,282,924
$515,981
$9,483,233
$12,466,463
$0
4 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Charlie W. Norwood Living Organ Donation Act: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.

4 organizations supported this bill

American Association Of Kidney Patients
(n.d.). Kris Robinson - American Association of Kidney Patients; http://www.aakp.org/; 2-9-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
American College of Surgeons
(n.d.). American College of Surgeons; Thomas R. Russel, MD FACS; 3-5-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
(n.d.). American Society of Transplant Surgeons; http://www.asts.org/; "Living Kidney Organ Donation Clarification Act - Call to Action"; 2-23-07. Retrieved n.d., from .
United Network for Organ Sharing
(n.d.). Press Releas 2/8/07. 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$22,250$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$153,961$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$134,400$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$188,910$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$126,550$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$23,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$86,650$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$72,597$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$146,244$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$158,308$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$295,939$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$55,100$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$104,750$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$280,979$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$38,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$96,401$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$169,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,490$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$131,625$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$234,175$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$525,020$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$215,032$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$25,800$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$201,000$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$100,417$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$50,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$432,654$0Yes
John CornynRTX$406,410$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$5,500$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$35,127$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$280,031$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$50,300$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$126,668$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$13,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$37,100$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$145,225$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$131,350$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$36,550$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$190,132$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$105,050$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,756$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$199,667$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$40,200$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$13,100$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$162,400$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$101,151$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$188,549$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$44,863$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$40,300$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$136,675$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$66,101$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$112,917$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$70,378$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$75,055$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$331,282$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$125,110$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,650$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$17,600$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$81,342$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$201,450$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$120,250$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$60,880$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$43,400$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$211,896$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$35,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$120,100$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$321,750$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$216,150$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$46,887$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$84,383$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$61,500$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$49,725$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$197,056$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$219,818$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$51,395$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,770$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$203,250$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$98,900$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$105,150$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$112,668$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$44,400$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$155,570$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$63,950$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$30,400$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$186,650$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$68,325$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$482,046$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$210,124$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$33,600$0Yes
John SununuRNH$57,975$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$35,300$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$191,431$0Yes
David VitterRLA$292,906$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$252,916$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$32,401$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$32,700$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$55,500$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$22,250$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$153,961$0Yes
Alan Wayne AllardRCO$0$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$134,400$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$188,910$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$126,550$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$23,500$0Yes
Joe BidenDDE$86,650$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$72,597$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$146,244$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$158,308$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$295,939$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$55,100$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$104,750$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$280,979$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$38,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$96,401$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$169,500$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$20,490$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$131,625$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$234,175$0Yes
Hillary ClintonDNY$525,020$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$215,032$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$25,800$0Yes
Norm ColemanRMN$201,000$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$100,417$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$50,300$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$432,654$0Yes
John CornynRTX$406,410$0Yes
Larry CraigRID$5,500$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$35,127$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$280,031$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$50,300$0Yes
Mary Elizabeth DoleRNC$126,668$0Yes
Pete DomeniciRNM$13,000$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$37,100$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$145,225$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$131,350$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$36,550$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$190,132$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$105,050$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$104,756$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$199,667$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$40,200$0Yes
Chuck HagelRNE$13,100$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$162,400$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$101,151$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$188,549$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$44,863$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$40,300$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$136,675$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$66,101$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$112,917$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$70,378$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$75,055$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$0$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$331,282$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$125,110$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$72,650$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$17,600$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$81,342$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$201,450$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$120,250$0Yes
Chester Trent LottRMS$60,880$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$43,400$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$211,896$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$35,500$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$120,100$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$321,750$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$216,150$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$46,887$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$84,383$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$61,500$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$49,725$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$197,056$0Yes
Barack ObamaDIL$219,818$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$51,395$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$40,770$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$203,250$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$98,900$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$105,150$0Yes
Ken SalazarDCO$112,668$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$44,400$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$155,570$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$63,950$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$30,400$0Yes
Gordon SmithROR$186,650$0Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$68,325$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$482,046$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$210,124$0Yes
Ted StevensRAK$33,600$0Yes
John SununuRNH$57,975$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$35,300$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$191,431$0Yes
David VitterRLA$292,906$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$252,916$0Yes
John WarnerRVA$0$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$32,401$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$32,700$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$55,500$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Physicians$9,483,233
Health, Education & Human Resources$2,282,924
Health & welfare policy$515,981
Health professionals$184,325

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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