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Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide that members of the Armed Forces performing services for the peacekeeping effort in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be entitled to certain tax benefits in the same manner as if such services were performed in a combat zone.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
03/20/1996Became Public Law No: 104-117. (TXT | PDF)
03/20/1996Signed by President.
03/08/1996Presented to President.
03/06/1996Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S1608-1609)
03/05/1996Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll No. 44).
02/29/1996Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 104-465.
12/14/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (19)

Date Chamber All Actions
03/20/1996Became Public Law No: 104-117. (TXT | PDF)
03/20/1996Signed by President.
03/08/1996HousePresented to President.
03/07/1996SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
03/06/1996SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S1608-1609)
03/05/1996-3:40pmHouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
03/05/1996-3:24pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/05/1996-3:24pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays (2/3 required): 416 - 0 (Roll No. 44).
03/05/1996-3:01pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business.
03/05/1996-11:36amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Bunning objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
03/05/1996-11:24amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
03/05/1996-11:24amHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1670-1673, H1697)
03/05/1996-11:23amHouseMr. Bunning moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/29/1996HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 225.
02/29/1996HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Ways and Means. H. Rept. 104-465.
02/28/1996HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
02/28/1996HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Ways and Means
12/14/1995HouseReferred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.
12/14/1995HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (122)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22] 12/15/1995
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8] 12/15/1995
Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13] 12/15/1995
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 12/15/1995
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 12/15/1995
Rep. Houghton, Amo [R-NY-31] 12/15/1995
Rep. Herger, Wally [R-CA-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. McCrery, Jim [R-LA-5] 12/15/1995
Rep. Hancock, Mel [R-MO-7] 12/15/1995
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 12/15/1995
Rep. Johnson, Sam [R-TX-3] 12/15/1995
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 12/15/1995
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 12/15/1995
Rep. Portman, Rob [R-OH-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. Laughlin, Greg [R-TX-14] 12/15/1995
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21] 12/15/1995
Rep. Ensign, John [R-NV-1] 12/15/1995
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-46] 12/15/1995
Rep. Spence, Floyd [R-SC-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-20] 12/15/1995
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3] 12/15/1995
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 12/15/1995
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 12/15/1995
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 12/15/1995
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6] 12/15/1995
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5] 12/15/1995
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1] 12/15/1995
Rep. Baker, Bill [R-CA-10] 12/15/1995
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 12/15/1995
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 12/15/1995
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 12/15/1995
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1] 12/15/1995
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5] 12/15/1995
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 12/15/1995
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] 12/15/1995
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3] 12/15/1995
Rep. Metcalf, Jack [R-WA-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2] 12/15/1995
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 12/15/1995
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10] 12/15/1995
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 12/15/1995
Rep. Meek, Carrie P. [D-FL-17] 12/15/1995
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 12/19/1995
Rep. Ewing, Thomas W. [R-IL-15] 12/19/1995
Rep. Meyers, Jan [R-KS-3] 12/19/1995
Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] 12/19/1995
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4] 12/19/1995
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19] 12/19/1995
Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3] 12/19/1995
Rep. Underwood, Robert A. [D-GU-At Large] 12/19/1995
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 12/19/1995
Rep. Tate, Randy [R-WA-9] 12/19/1995
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 12/19/1995
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4] 12/19/1995
Rep. Kolbe, Jim [R-AZ-5] 12/19/1995
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4] 12/19/1995
Rep. Hayes, James A. [R-LA-7] 12/19/1995
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 12/22/1995
Rep. Peterson, Douglas (Pete) [D-FL-2] 12/22/1995
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 12/22/1995
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11] 12/22/1995
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18] 12/22/1995
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 12/22/1995
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large] 12/22/1995
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6] 12/22/1995
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 12/22/1995
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1] 12/22/1995
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 12/22/1995
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 12/22/1995
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 12/22/1995
Rep. Riggs, Frank [R-CA-1] 01/25/1996
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 01/25/1996
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 01/25/1996
Rep. Ackerman, Gary L. [D-NY-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 01/25/1996
Rep. Weller, Jerry [R-IL-11] 01/25/1996
Rep. Baesler, Scotty [D-KY-6] 01/25/1996
Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] 01/25/1996
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8] 01/25/1996
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 01/25/1996
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 01/25/1996
Rep. Funderburk, David [R-NC-2] 01/25/1996
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] 01/25/1996
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-23] 01/25/1996
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 01/25/1996
Rep. McNulty, Michael R. [D-NY-21] 01/25/1996
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1] 01/25/1996
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 01/25/1996
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. Bunn, Jim [R-OR-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 01/25/1996
Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] 01/25/1996
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 01/25/1996
Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-23] 01/25/1996
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 01/25/1996
Rep. Martini, William J. [R-NJ-8] 01/25/1996
Rep. Bateman, Herbert H. [R-VA-1] 02/01/1996
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2] 02/01/1996
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 02/01/1996
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 02/01/1996
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 02/01/1996
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 02/01/1996
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23] 02/01/1996
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 02/01/1996
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 02/01/1996
Rep. Goss, Porter J. [R-FL-14] 02/01/1996
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 02/01/1996
Rep. Chrysler, Dick [R-MI-8] 02/28/1996
Rep. Baker, Richard H. [R-LA-6] 02/28/1996
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 02/28/1996
Rep. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD-3] 02/28/1996
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2] 02/28/1996
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16] 02/28/1996
Rep. McHale, Paul [D-PA-15] 02/28/1996
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] 02/28/1996
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 02/28/1996
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8] 02/28/1996
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1] 02/28/1996
Rep. Thomas, William M. [R-CA-21] 02/28/1996
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 02/28/1996

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Ways and Means12/14/1995 Referred to
02/28/1996 Markup by
02/29/1996 Reported by H. Rept. 104-465

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Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (03/05/1996)

Includes service performed by U.S. military personnel in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, or Macedonia as service performed in a "qualified hazardous duty area" for which such personnel will be entitled to the following tax benefits provided to military personnel performing service in an area designated by the President as a combat zone, for such period as a member of the armed forces is entitled to special pay for duty subject to hostile fire or imminent danger in such country: (1) the special rule for determining surviving spouse status where the deceased spouse was in missing status as a result of service in a combat zone; (2) the exclusions from income for combat pay; (3) forgiveness of income taxes of members of the armed forces dying in the combat zone or by reason of combat-zone incurred wounds; (4) the reduction in estate taxes for members of the armed forces dying in the combat zone or by reason of combat-zone incurred wounds; (5) the exemption from income tax withholding for military pay for any month in which an employee is entitled to the exclusion from income; (6) the exemption from the telephone excise tax for toll telephone service that originates in a combat zone; (7) the special rule permitting filing of a joint return where a spouse is in missing status as a result of service in a combat zone; and (8) the suspension of time provisions. Entitles an individual who performs services as part of Operation Joint Endeavor outside the United States while deployed away from his or her permanent duty station to the suspension of time provisions for such period.

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow: (1) the exclusion of such pay from Federal withholding requirements to the extent that it is excludable from gross income; and (2) the exclusion from gross income of combat pay of commissioned officers in an amount that represents the highest rate of pay applicable during such period for enlisted personnel plus the amount of special pay earned.

Amends the Revenue Act of 1987 to extend through FY 2002 the authority of the Internal Revenue Service to collect user fees for the provision of written responses to certain tax questions.