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Oct 22, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 18, 1998 but was never passed by the Senate.
Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated: Mar 19, 1998
Length: 31 pages
To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for protection of certain original designs.
3/18/1998--Passed House amended.Vessel Hull Design Protection Act - Amends Federal copyright law to provide for protection of original designs of vessel hulls which make a vessel attractive or distinctive in ... Read more >
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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.
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.R. 2696 — 105th Congress: Vessel Hull Design Protection Act. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2696
“H.R. 2696 — 105th Congress: Vessel Hull Design Protection Act.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. October 10, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hr2696>
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