skip to main content

S. 4178: Copyright Clause Restoration Act of 2022

Call or Write Congress

About the bill

In terms of copyright law, this would be a whole new world.

Context: Disney

In March, the Republican-led Florida legislature and governor enacted a law restricting instruction about LGBTQ topics in schools. Officially titled the Parental Rights in Education Act, the bill was nicknamed ‘Don’t Say Gay’ by critics.

Those critics included The Walt Disney Company. The corporation is Florida’s largest private employer thanks to several Disney-affiliated theme parks, hotels, and other attractions, particularly around the Orlando area. The company officially opposed the law when CEO Bob Chapek announced the opposition at an annual shareholder meeting, albeit after the legislature had already passed it.

Back in 1967, Walt Disney World’s planned 1971 opening was an undertaking larger than any other in theme park history, functioning …

Sponsor and status

Joshua “Josh” Hawley

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Missouri. Republican.

Read Text »
Last Updated: May 10, 2022
Length: 3 pages
May 10, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on May 10, 2022

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on May 10, 2022. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


May 10, 2022

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed Committee

Passed Senate

Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 4178 is 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 S. 4178. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 4178 — 117th Congress: Copyright Clause Restoration Act of 2022.” 2022. May 21, 2022 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.