There are 6 versions of this bill. View text

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998

Short Titles as Reported to House

Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998

Short Titles as Introduced

Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1997

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish rules governing product liability actions against raw materials and bulk component suppliers to medical device manufacturers, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
08/13/1998Became Public Law No: 105-230. (TXT | PDF)
08/13/1998Signed by President.
08/04/1998Presented to President.
07/30/1998Passed/agreed to in Senate: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S9500-9501)
07/30/1998Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.
07/14/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 105-549, Part II.
05/22/1998Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 105-549, Part I.
02/27/1997Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
08/13/1998Became Public Law No: 105-230. (TXT | PDF)
08/13/1998Signed by President.
08/04/1998HousePresented to President.
07/31/1998SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/30/1998SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S9500-9501)
07/30/1998-12:51amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/30/1998-12:51amHouseOn passage Passed without objection.
07/30/1998-12:51amHouseH.Amdt.799 On agreeing to the Gekas amendment (A001) Agreed to without objection.
07/30/1998-12:51amHouseH.Amdt.799 Amendment (A001) in the nature of a substitute offered by Mr. Gekas.
07/30/1998-12:51amHouseConsidered by unanimous consent. (consideration: 7/29/1998 CR H6740-6748)
07/30/1998-12:45amHouseMr. Gekas asked unanimous consent to discharge the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and consider.
07/14/1998HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 349.
07/14/1998HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 105-549, Part II.
06/24/1998HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
06/24/1998HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
06/17/1998HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection
06/17/1998HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection
05/22/1998HouseHouse Committee on Commerce Granted an extension for further consideration ending not later than July 14, 1998.
05/22/1998HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 105-549, Part I.
04/01/1998HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
04/01/1998HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
09/11/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
09/11/1997HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
06/12/1997HouseSubcommittee Hearings Held.
Action By: House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law
05/09/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/14/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Chairman.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
02/27/1997HouseReferred to House Commerce
02/27/1997HouseReferred to House Judiciary
02/27/1997HouseReferred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Commerce, 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.
02/27/1997HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (135)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3]* 02/27/1997
Rep. English, Phil [R-PA-21]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-14]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Gallegly, Elton [R-CA-23]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Hastert, J. Dennis [R-IL-14]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Kelly, Sue W. [R-NY-19]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Kind, Ron [D-WI-3]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Luther, Bill [D-MN-6]* 02/27/1997
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-8]* 02/27/1997
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Schiff, Steven [R-NM-1]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Vento, Bruce F. [D-MN-4]* 02/27/1997
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 03/17/1997
Rep. Clement, Bob [D-TN-5] 03/17/1997
Rep. Coburn, Tom [R-OK-2] 03/17/1997
Rep. Cox, Christopher [R-CA-47] 03/17/1997
Rep. Crane, Philip M. [R-IL-8] 03/17/1997
Rep. Horn, Stephen [R-CA-38] 03/17/1997
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10] 03/17/1997
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 03/17/1997
Rep. Salmon, Matt [R-AZ-1] 03/17/1997
Rep. Serrano, Jose E. [D-NY-16] 03/17/1997
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/17/1997
Rep. Tauscher, Ellen O. [D-CA-10] 03/17/1997
Rep. Emerson, Jo Ann [R-MO-8] 03/20/1997
Rep. Hutchinson, Asa [R-AR-3] 03/20/1997
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 03/20/1997
Rep. Pickering, Charles W. "Chip" [R-MS-3] 03/20/1997
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 04/17/1997
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18] 04/17/1997
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large] 04/17/1997
Rep. Fox, Jon D. [R-PA-13] 04/17/1997
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 04/17/1997
Rep. Hefner, W. G. (Bill) [D-NC-8] 04/17/1997
Rep. McHugh, John M. [R-NY-24] 04/17/1997
Rep. Moran, James P. [D-VA-8] 04/17/1997
Rep. Packard, Ron [R-CA-48] 04/17/1997
Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] 04/17/1997
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6] 04/17/1997
Rep. Sessions, Pete [R-TX-5] 04/17/1997
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17] 04/17/1997
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 04/17/1997
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 05/14/1997
Rep. Boucher, Rick [D-VA-9] 05/14/1997
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] 05/14/1997
Rep. Faleomavaega, Eni F. H. [D-AS-At Large] 05/14/1997
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4] 05/14/1997
Rep. Goode, Virgil H., Jr. [D-VA-5] 05/14/1997
Rep. Kim, Jay [R-CA-41] 05/14/1997
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1] 05/14/1997
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2] 05/14/1997
Rep. Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [D-NJ-8] 05/14/1997
Rep. Spratt, John M., Jr. [D-SC-5] 05/14/1997
Rep. Calvert, Ken [R-CA-43] 06/03/1997
Rep. Cook, Merrill [R-UT-2] 06/03/1997
Rep. Dreier, David [R-CA-28] 06/03/1997
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 06/03/1997
Rep. Hoekstra, Peter [R-MI-2] 06/03/1997
Rep. Oberstar, James L. [D-MN-8] 06/03/1997
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 06/03/1997
Rep. Royce, Edward R. [R-CA-39] 06/03/1997
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 06/03/1997
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13] 06/03/1997
Rep. Rothman, Steven R. [D-NJ-9] 06/11/1997
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 06/11/1997
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 06/18/1997
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6] 06/18/1997
Rep. Christian-Green, Donna M. [D-VI-At Large] 07/11/1997
Rep. Cooksey, John [R-LA-5] 07/11/1997
Rep. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC-3] 07/11/1997
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8] 07/11/1997
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] 07/11/1997
Rep. McKeon, Howard P. "Buck" [R-CA-25] 07/11/1997
Rep. Rogan, James E. [R-CA-27] 07/11/1997
Rep. Sanchez, Loretta [D-CA-46] 07/11/1997
Rep. Shimkus, John [R-IL-20] 07/11/1997
Rep. Capps, Walter [D-CA-22] 09/09/1997
Rep. Goodling, William F. [R-PA-19] 09/09/1997
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6] 09/09/1997
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25] 09/09/1997
Rep. Young, C. W. Bill [R-FL-10] 09/09/1997
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 10/02/1997
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 10/02/1997
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 10/02/1997
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-16] 10/02/1997
Rep. Schaffer, Bob [R-CO-4] 10/02/1997
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28] 10/02/1997
Rep. White, Rick [R-WA-1] 10/02/1997
Rep. Campbell, Tom [R-CA-15] 10/24/1997
Rep. Harman, Jane [D-CA-36] 10/24/1997
Rep. Johnson, Nancy L. [R-CT-6] 10/24/1997
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-24] 10/24/1997
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 10/24/1997
Rep. Davis, Jim [D-FL-11] 01/27/1998
Rep. Franks, Bob [R-NJ-7] 01/27/1998
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 01/27/1998
Rep. Snyder, Vic [D-AR-2] 01/27/1998
Rep. Camp, Dave [R-MI-4] 03/24/1998
Rep. Frelinghuysen, Rodney P. [R-NJ-11] 03/24/1998
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-40] 03/24/1998
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 03/24/1998
Rep. Pappas, Michael [R-NJ-12] 03/30/1998
Rep. Northup, Anne M. [R-KY-3] 04/28/1998
Rep. Pelosi, Nancy [D-CA-8] 04/28/1998
Rep. Quinn, Jack [R-NY-30] 04/28/1998
Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] 04/28/1998
Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] 04/28/1998
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 05/13/1998
Rep. Saxton, Jim [R-NJ-3] 05/13/1998
Rep. Stearns, Cliff [R-FL-6] 05/13/1998
Rep. Andrews, Robert E. [D-NJ-1] 05/21/1998
Rep. LoBiondo, Frank A. [R-NJ-2] 05/21/1998
Rep. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ-13] 05/21/1998
Rep. Smith, Adam [D-WA-9] 05/21/1998
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 06/11/1998
Rep. Redmond, Bill [R-NM-3] 06/18/1998
Rep. Bilirakis, Michael [R-FL-9] 06/23/1998
Rep. Strickland, Ted [D-OH-6] 06/23/1998
Rep. Price, David E. [D-NC-4] 07/14/1998
Rep. Wilson, Heather [R-NM-1] 07/14/1998

Committees (2)

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 Judiciary02/27/1997 Referred to
04/01/1998 Markup by
05/22/1998 Reported by H. Rept. 105-549,Part 1
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law05/09/1997 Referred to
06/12/1997 Hearings by
09/11/1997 Markup by
09/11/1997 Reported by
House Commerce02/27/1997 Referred to
06/24/1998 Markup by
07/14/1998 Reported by H. Rept. 105-549,Part 2
House Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection03/14/1997 Referred to
06/17/1998 Markup by
06/17/1998 Reported by

No related bill information was received for H.R.872.


Latest Summary (4)

There are 4 summaries for H.R.872. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed House amended (07/30/1998)

Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 - Provides that, in any civil action covered by this Act, a biomaterials supplier (one who supplies components or raw materials used to manufacture implants) may raise any exclusion set forth in section 5 and move for dismissal or summary judgment under section 6 of this Act.

(Sec. 5) Exempts a biomaterials supplier from liability for harm to a claimant caused by an implant, with exceptions in the case of a supplier who: (1) is a registered manufacturer of the implant; (2) held title to the implant and then acted as a seller after the implant's initial sale by the manufacturer (or is related by common ownership or control to such a seller); or (3) furnishes raw materials or components that fail to meet applicable contractual requirements or specifications. Declares that a supplier may be considered a manufacturer of an implant, for purposes of such civil actions, only if the supplier registered or was required to register with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and included or was required to include the implant on a list of devices filed pursuant to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

(Sec. 6) Sets forth procedures relating to the dismissal of civil actions against suppliers.

(Sec. 7) Allows, on a motion by a manufacturer or a claimant within a specified period after final judgment, a biomaterials supplier who was earlier dismissed from the action to be impleaded (brought back into the action) in certain circumstances.