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H.R. 4608 (103rd): Patent and Trademark Office Authorization Act of 1994

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To authorize appropriations for the Patent and Trademark Office in the Department of Commerce for fiscal year 1995, and for other purposes.

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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.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jun 21, 1994
103rd Congress (1993–1994)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Sponsor

William Hughes

Representative for New Jersey's 2nd congressional district

Democrat

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Last Updated: Oct 3, 1994
Length: 4 pages

Cosponsors

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)

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History

Jun 21, 1994
 
Introduced

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Sep 29, 1994
 
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 4608 (103rd) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4608. This is the one from the 103rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 103rd Congress, which met from Jan 5, 1993 to Dec 1, 1994. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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