H.R.475: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about taxation
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Sponsor Jim Gerlach, R-Pa.
Total Cosponsors 2 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 4, 2013
Latest Major Action June 25, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House passed version is repeated here.)

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to add vaccines against seasonal influenza to the list of those vaccines subject to the excise tax on taxable vaccines.

Makes this Act applicable to sales and uses of such vaccines on or after the later of: (1) the first day of the first month which begins more than four weeks after the enactment of this Act, or (2) the date on which the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) lists any vaccine against seasonal influenza for purposes of compensation for any vaccine-related injury or death through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 25, 2013 Became Public Law No: 113-15.
June 25, 2013 Signed by President.
June 21, 2013 Presented to President.
June 20, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
June 19, 2013 Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S4725)
June 18, 2013 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
June 18, 2013 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3704)
June 18, 2013 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 475.
June 18, 2013 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3704-3705)
June 18, 2013 Mr. Gerlach moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
Feb. 4, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.