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S. 1865: DEFEND Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2019 (Introduced).


II

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1865

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 13, 2019

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to make certain changes with respect to bringing a civil action for the misappropriation of a trade secret, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Deterring Espionage by Foreign Entities through National Defense Act of 2019 or the DEFEND Act.

2.

Protection of trade secrets

Chapter 90 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in section 1836—

(A)

in subsection (b)(3)(C), by striking 2 times and inserting 3 times; and

(B)

in subsection (d), in the first sentence, by striking 3 years and inserting 5 years; and

(2)

in section 1837—

(A)

in paragraph (1), by striking or at the end;

(B)

in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting ; or; and

(C)

by adding at the end the following:

(3)

the offense causes substantial economic harm in the United States.

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