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H.R. 1197 (105th): Plant Patent Amendment Act of 1998


To amend title 35, United States Code, to protect patent owners against the unauthorized sale of plant parts taken from plants illegally reproduced, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Robert Smith

Sponsor. Representative for Oregon's 2nd congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 16, 1998
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Mar 20, 1997
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 27, 1998

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 27, 1998.

Law
Pub.L. 105-289
Source

History

Mar 20, 1997
 
Introduced

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Oct 9, 1998
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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.

Oct 15, 1998
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 16, 1998
 
House Agreed to Changes

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.

Oct 27, 1998
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 1197 (105th) 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. 1197. This is the one from the 105th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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