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S. 2559 (115th): Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Charles “Chuck” Grassley

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Iowa. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 27, 2018
Length: 3 pages
Mar 15, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 9, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 9, 2018.

Pub.L. 115-261

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Grassley: Bill to Expand Access to Printed Works for Blind & Visually Impaired Passes Senate
    — Sen. Charles “Chuck” Grassley [R-IA] (Sponsor) on Jun 29, 2018

Corker Applauds Committee Passage of Resolution of Ratification for Marrakesh Treaty
    — Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018] (Co-sponsor) on May 22, 2018

Corker Convenes Hearing to Consider Treaty to Expand Access to Books for the Blind
    — Sen. Bob Corker [R-TN, 2007-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 18, 2018

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Mar 15, 2018

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Apr 26, 2018
Considered by Senate Committee on the Judiciary

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

May 10, 2018
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 28, 2018
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 25, 2018
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. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 9, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 2559 (115th) was 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.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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