S.686: A bill to provide for the relief of the parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo.

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 109th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced March 20, 2005
  • Latest Major Action March 21, 2005

Bill Cosponsors

2 (All Republicans)

Bill Summary

Grants jurisdiction to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to hear, determine, and render judgment on a suit or claim by or on behalf of Theresa Marie Schiavo (Ms. Schiavo) for the alleged violation of any right of hers under the U.S. Constitution or laws relating to the withholding or withdrawal of food, fluids, or medical treatment necessary to sustain her life. Grants standing to any parent of Ms. Schiavo to bring a...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Received in the House.
Held at the desk.
Mr. Sensenbrenner moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - Pursuant to a previous special order, the House proceeded with 3 hours of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and pass S. 686.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 203 - 58 (Roll no. 90).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 182 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 686 with 10 minutes of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
Cleared for White House.
Presented to President.
Signed by President.
Became Public Law No: 109-3.
March 20, 2005

Introduced in the Senate by William H. Frist (R-Tenn.)

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