H.R. 2696 (105th): Vessel Hull Design Protection Act


Oct 22, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

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.


Howard Coble

Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 19, 1998
Length: 31 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for protection of certain original designs.

Summary (CRS)

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 >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Oct 22, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 3, 1998
Reported by Committee

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Mar 18, 1998
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.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2696”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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