The Role of the NHGRI in the Federal Legislative Process

Pertinent Genetic Antidiscrimination Bills Introduced in Congress in 2003

S. 16: Equal Rights and Equal Dignity for Americans Act of 2003 [thomas.loc.gov]
To protect the civil rights of all Americans, and for other purposes. Introduced to the Senate, January 7, 2003.

H.R. 1910: To prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance [thomas.loc.gov].
Introduced in the House of Representatives, May 1, 2003.

S. 1053: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 [thomas.loc.gov]
Passed by the Senate on October 14, 2003.

Individual States have also enacted legislation regarding genetic information and health insurance or the workplace. You can look them up in the Genome Statute and Legislation Database.


Last Reviewed: March 15, 2012