H.R. 3531 (102nd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991

The federal budget process occurs in two stages: appropriations and authorizations. This is an authorization bill, which directs how federal funds should or should not be used. (It does not set overall spending limits, however, which are the subject of appropriations bills.) Authorizations are typically made for single fiscal years (October 1 through September 30 of the next year) but are often renewed in subsequent law.
Introduced:

Oct 9, 1991
102nd Congress, 1991–1992

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 10, 1991

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 10, 1991.

Law:

Pub.L. 102-204

Sponsor:

William Hughes

Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 1991

About the bill

Full Title

To authorize appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 1992, and for other purposes.

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History

Oct 9, 1991
 
Introduced

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Nov 19, 1991
 
Reported by Committee

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Nov 25, 1991
 
Passed House

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

Nov 27, 1991
 
Passed Senate

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 by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 10, 1991
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

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Details

Cosponsors
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Committee Assignments

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Votes

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Related Bills

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H.R. 2632 (103rd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 3, 1993

S. 793 (Related)
Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1991

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Oct 31, 1991

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