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H.R. 5233 (113th): Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014

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To amend chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, to provide Federal jurisdiction for the theft of trade secrets, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

George Holding

Sponsor. Representative for North Carolina's 13th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 11, 2014
Length: 18 pages
Jul 29, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 17, 2014, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


23 Cosponsors (15 Republicans, 8 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Bipartisan Trade Secrets Protection Act of 2014 One Step Closer to House Vote
    — Rep. George Holding [R-NC2, 2017-2020] (Sponsor) on Sep 17, 2014

house judiciary committee approves the trade secrets protection act
    — Rep. Jerrold Nadler [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 17, 2014

Hatch, Coons Applaud House Judiciary Committee Passage of Trade Secrets Legislation
    — Sen. Orrin Hatch [R-UT, 1977-2018] on Sep 17, 2014

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Jul 29, 2014

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Sep 10, 2014
Considered by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Sep 17, 2014
Ordered Reported

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H.R. 5233 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5233. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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