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H.R. 7259 (116th): Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act


To allow acceleration certificates awarded under the Patents for Humanity Program to be transferable.

Sponsor and status

Lucy McBath

Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 6th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Length: 1 page
Introduced
Jun 18, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jan 5, 2021

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 5, 2021.

Law
Pub.L. 116-316
Cosponsors

3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)

Source

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2814: Patents for Humanity Program Improvement Act

Introduced on Nov 7, 2019. 100% incorporated. (compare text)

History

Jun 18, 2020
 
Introduced

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Jun 19, 2020
 
Text Published

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Jun 25, 2020
 
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Dec 15, 2020
 
Passed Senate

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 by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jan 5, 2021
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 7259 (116th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7259. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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