H.R. 5819 (110th): SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act

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Introduced:

Apr 16, 2008
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 23, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.

Sponsor:

Nydia Velázquez

Representative for New York's 12th congressional district

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Apr 24, 2008
Length: 51 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Small Business Act to improve the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, and for other purposes.

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History

Apr 16, 2008
 
Introduced

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Apr 17, 2008
 
Reported by Committee

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Apr 23, 2008
 
Passed House

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