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 at least three qualified individuals to the President for his or her consideration. The President would nominate an individual from the selection panel’s list and the individual would be subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. The legislation also limits the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2017
Length: 6 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 26, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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).
33 Cosponsors (22 Republicans, 11 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Collins Statement on House Passage of Register of Copyrights Selection Act”
— Rep. Doug Collins [R-GA9, 2013-2020] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 26, 2017
H.R. 1695 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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