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H.R. 7448 (116th): Telework for U.S. Innovation Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 1, 2020 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


I

116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7448

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 1, 2020

(for himself and Mr. Hice of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform

A BILL

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make permanent the authority of the United States Patent and Trademark Office to conduct a telework travel expenses program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Telework for U.S. Innovation Act.

2.

Telework travel expenses program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

(a)

In general

Section 5711 of title 5, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking test;

(2)

in subsection (f)—

(A)

in paragraph (1)—

(i)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking committee and inserting committees; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B), by striking Government;

(B)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

by striking test; and

(ii)

by striking section, including the provision of reports in accordance with subsection (d)(1) and inserting subsection;

(C)

in paragraph (4)(B), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting and maintain after develop; and

(D)

in paragraph (5)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A), by striking test; and

(ii)

by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following:

(B)

The Director of the Patent and Trademark Office shall prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of Congress an annual report on the operation of the program under this subsection, which shall include—

(i)

the costs and benefits of the program; and

(ii)

an analysis of the effectiveness of the program, as determined under criteria developed by the Director.

; and

(3)

in subsection (g), by striking this section and inserting subsection (b).

(b)

Technical and conforming amendments

The table of sections for subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 5711 and inserting the following:

5711. Authority for telework travel expenses programs.

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