New Cosponsor — Dec 12, 2011
New Cosponsor: Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
The bill now has 31 cosponsors (22 Democrats, 8 Republicans, 1 Independent).
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May 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013
This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Senior Senator from Vermont
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Last Updated: May 26, 2011
Length: 66 pages
A bill to prevent online threats to economic creativity and theft of intellectual property, and for other purposes.
The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Reported by Committee
A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 968”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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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Civic Impulse. (2016). S. 968 — 112th Congress: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s968
“S. 968 — 112th Congress: Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. February 10, 2016 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s968>
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