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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1996

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To clarify Federal law with respect to assisted suicide, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
09/24/1996Introduced in House

All Actions (14)

Date
10/22/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
10/15/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning.
Action By: Committee on Economic and Educational Opportunities
10/11/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights.
Action By: Committee on International Relations
10/04/1996Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
09/24/1996Referred to House International Relations
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Resources
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Economic and Educational
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Judiciary
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Ways and Means
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to House Commerce
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Referred to the Committee on Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Judiciary, Economic and Educational Opportunities, Government Reform and Oversight, Resources, and International Relations, 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H10974-10975)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/24/1996Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (120)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Allard, Wayne [R-CO-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Baker, Bill [R-CA-10]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Bartlett, Roscoe G. [R-MD-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Brownback, Sam [R-KS-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Bunn, Jim [R-OR-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Clinger, William F., Jr. [R-PA-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Cooley, Wes [R-OR-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Cremeans, Frank A. [R-OH-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Doolittle, John T. [R-CA-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-46]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Doyle, Michael F. [D-PA-18]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Duncan, John J., Jr. [R-TN-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 09/24/1996
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Frisa, Dan [R-NY-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Funderburk, David [R-NC-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Waldholtz, Enid Greene [R-UT-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hastings, Doc [R-WA-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hayes, James A. [R-LA-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hilleary, Van [R-TN-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hoke, Martin R. [R-OH-10]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-52]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Hyde, Henry J. [R-IL-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Istook, Ernest J., Jr. [R-OK-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Kingston, Jack [R-GA-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11]* 09/24/1996
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Lipinski, William O. [D-IL-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Manzullo, Donald A. [R-IL-16]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Mascara, Frank [D-PA-20]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Mica, John L. [R-FL-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Moorhead, Carlos J. [R-CA-27]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Myers, John T. [R-IN-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Orton, Bill [D-UT-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Parker, Mike [D-MS-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Roberts, Pat [R-KS-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Scarborough, Joe [R-FL-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Seastrand, Andrea H. [R-CA-22]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Smith, Linda [R-WA-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Stockman, Steve [R-TX-9]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Talent, Jim [R-MO-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Taylor, Gene [D-MS-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Tiahrt, Todd [R-KS-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Vucanovich, Barbara F. [R-NV-2]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Wolf, Frank R. [R-VA-10]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Sisisky, Norman [D-VA-4]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5]* 09/24/1996
Rep. DeLay, Tom [R-TX-22]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Brewster, Bill K. [D-OK-3]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24]* 09/24/1996
Rep. de la Garza, E. [D-TX-15]* 09/24/1996
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] 09/28/1996
Rep. Bentsen, Ken [D-TX-25] 09/28/1996

Committees (7)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Commerce09/24/1996 Referred to
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment10/22/1996 Referred to
House Ways and Means09/24/1996 Referred to
House Judiciary09/24/1996 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution10/04/1996 Referred to
House Economic and Educational Opportunities09/24/1996 Referred to
House Economic and Educational Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education, Training and Life-Long Learning10/15/1996 Referred to
House Government Reform and Oversight09/24/1996 Referred to
House Resources09/24/1996 Referred to
House International Relations09/24/1996 Referred to
House International Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights10/11/1996 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/24/1996)

Assisted Suicide Funding Restriction Act of 1996 - Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to provide, procure, furnish, fund, or support, or to compel any individual, institution, or government entity to provide, procure, furnish, fund, or support, any item, good, benefit, program, or service, the purpose of which is to cause, or to assist in causing, the suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing of any individual.

Amends the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act of 1986, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to incorporate a modified version of this prohibition. Adds a further prohibition, with regard to protection and advocacy systems, against certain assistance provided under such Federal laws for asserting or advocating a legal right to cause, or to assist in causing, or to receive assistance in causing, suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.

Amends the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the use or availability of appropriations under such Act to provide any item, or service, for the purposes of causing or assisting in suicide, euthanasia, or mercy killing.

Prohibits Federal financial participation under title XIX (Medicaid), or Federal reimbursement under title XVIII (Medicare), of the Social Security Act for assisted suicide or related services.

Provides for the treatment of advance directives under both Medicare and Medicaid.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for assisted suicide and related services under the Older Americans Act of 1965, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and under title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services Program) of the Social Security Act.

Prohibits the use of appropriated funds for assisted suicide and related services under the military and Federal employees health care systems, and as health care for Peace Corps volunteers and Federal prisoners.

Amends the District of Columbia Self-Government and Governmental Reorganization Act to ban the use of Federal funds for assisted suicide and related services.

Amends the Legal Services Corporation Act to prohibit the use of legal assistance for assisted suicide and related services, and for asserting or advocating a legal right to such services.