S. 1890: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

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



Jul 29, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017


Enacted — Signed by the President on May 11, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 11, 2016.


Pub.L. 114-153


Orrin Hatch

Senior Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Apr 29, 2016
Length: 11 pages


Jul 29, 2015

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 28, 2016
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.

Apr 4, 2016
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Apr 26, 2016
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Reported by House Committee.

Apr 27, 2016
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

May 11, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 1890 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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