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H.R. 1695: Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

About the bill

This bill would change the appointment process for the head of the U.S. Copyright Office, known as the Register of Copyrights. Currently the Register of Copyrights is hired by the Librarian of Congress (who is the head of the Library of Congress). This bill would make the position appointed by the president with confirmation by the Senate, just as the Librarian of Congress is.

This bill creates a selection panel made up of Members of Congress and the Librarian of Congress who are tasked with submitting a list of ...

Sponsor and status

Bob Goodlatte

Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017
Length: 6 pages
Introduced:

Mar 23, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 26, 2017

This bill passed in the House on April 26, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

48% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Mar 23, 2017
 
Introduced

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Mar 29, 2017
 
Ordered Reported

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Apr 20, 2017
 
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Apr 25, 2017
 
Considered by House Committee on Rules

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Apr 26, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 1695 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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