S. 198 (101st): Computer Software Rental Amendments Act of 1989

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, the Copyright Act to protect certain computer programs.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 25, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Status:

Passed House & Senate on Sep 27, 1990

This bill was passed by Congress on September 27, 1990 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session. (It is possible this bill is waiting for the signature of the President.)

Sponsor:

Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah

Republican

History

Jan 25, 1989
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 8, 1990
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

May 1, 1990
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 1990
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

S. 198 (101st) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 101st Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1989 to Oct 28, 1990. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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