Senate Bill 578
116th Congress(2019-2020)
ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-250 on Dec 22, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 27, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 22, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
578
Congress
116
Policy Area
Social Welfare
Social Welfare
Primary focus of measure is public assistance and Social Security programs; social services matters, including community service, volunteer, and charitable activities. Measures concerning such health programs as Medicare and Medicaid may fall under Health policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Rhode Island
Minnesota
Arkansas
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
Delaware
Illinois
Indiana
Indiana
Louisiana
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Missouri
Montana
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Jersey
New Mexico
North Carolina
North Carolina
North Dakota
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Alabama
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Washington
Washington
Wisconsin
Passed
December 2, 2020
Type
Passed Senate
Senate Roll Call Votes
Summary

ALS Disability Insurance Access Act of 2019

This bill eliminates the five-month waiting period for disability benefits under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program for individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (a progressive neurodegenerative disease, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord). Under current law, individuals must wait five months after becoming disabled before their disability insurance benefit payments may begin.

Text (3)
Amendments (1)
Dec 02, 2020
Not Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 2689
To increase the overpayment collection threshold for old-age, survivors, and disability insurance benefits.
Active
Actions (19)
12/22/2020
Became Public Law No: 116-250.
12/22/2020
Signed by President.
12/11/2020
Presented to President.
12/08/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/08/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6988)
12/08/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
12/08/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 578.
12/08/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6988-6991)
12/08/2020
Mr. Larson (CT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
12/03/2020
Held at the desk.
12/03/2020
Received in the House.
12/03/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/02/2020
Passed Senate, under the order of 12/01/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 1. Record Vote Number: 250. (text: CR S7164)
12/02/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, under the order of 12/01/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 96 - 1. Record Vote Number: 250.(text: CR S7164)
12/02/2020
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
12/02/2020
Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7157, S7163-7164)
12/02/2020
Senate Committee on Finance discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S7157, S7163-7164)
02/27/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
02/27/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Feb 28, 2019 5:40:12 AM
Updated
Apr 12, 2021 3:26:12 PM