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S. 1890: Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

Apr 27, 2016 at 5:33 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass in the House.

This was a vote to pass S. 1890 (114th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA) (Pub.L. 114–153, 130 Stat. 376, enacted May 11, 2016, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1836, et seq.) is a United States federal law that allows an owner of a trade secret to sue in federal court when its trade secrets have been misappropriated. The act was signed into law by President Barack Obama on May 11, 2016. It underscored Congress’s desire to align closely with the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which had been adopted in some form in almost every U.S. state. Technically, the DTSA extended the Economic Espionage Act of 1996, which criminalizes certain trade secret misappropriations.

The law also grants legal immunity to corporate whistleblowers.

After the DTSA's passage by the Senate, Forbes magazine called the law the "Biggest Development in [Intellectual Property] in Years".

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia

Totals

All Votes R D
Yea 100%
 
 
410
234
 
176
 
Nay 0%
 
 
2
2
 
0
 
Not Voting
 
 
21
9
 
12
 

Passed. 2/3 Required. Source: house.gov.

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