Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act

Senate Roll Call No. 113
110th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 95-0 (see complete tally)
On April 24, 2008, the Senate passed the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2007 (GINA) (H.R. 493) by a vote of 95-0. The ACLU supported this legislation as one of the first civil rights bills of the 21st century and a critical step towards securing civil liberties in the emerging field of medical technology. The legislation will provide a national framework to direct companies and states on how to protect information acquired by genetic tests and to guard against genetic discrimination. It also regulates the appropriate use of such information so employers and health insurers do not misuse it in discriminatory ways.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 113
Votes For : 95
Not Voting : 5