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H.R. 3773 (99th): Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The United States Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-502) was, after the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the second major piece of legislation focused on technology transfer from federal government agencies to the commercial sector. The act established the Federal Laboratory Consortium and enabled federal laboratories to enter into Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) and to negotiate licenses for patented inventions made at the laboratory.

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Sponsor and status

Nov 18, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 20, 1986

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 20, 1986.

Pub.L. 99-502

Don Fuqua

Representative for Florida's 2nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 20, 1986


13 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 6 Republicans)



Nov 18, 1985

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Nov 21, 1985
Ordered Reported

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Dec 9, 1985
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Aug 9, 1986
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 3, 1986
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 20, 1986
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Oct 20, 1986
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 3773 (99th) 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. 3773. This is the one from the 99th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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