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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

Department of Energy Laboratory Technology Act of 1994

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Department of Energy National Competitiveness Technology Partnership Act of 1993

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Department of Energy National Competitiveness Technology Partnership Act of 1993

Short Titles as Introduced

Department of Energy National Competitiveness Technology Partnership Act of 1993

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to promote the industrial competitiveness and economic growth of the United States by strengthening the linkages between the laboratories of the Department of Energy and the private sector and by supporting the development and application of technologies critical to the economic, scientific and technological competitiveness of the United States, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
07/19/1994Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 103-611, Part I.
11/20/1993Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR 11/19/1993 S16574-16583)
06/24/1993Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Johnston with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 103-69.
03/02/1993Introduced in Senate

All Actions (32)

Date Chamber
07/19/1994HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 103-611, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/09/1994HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
06/09/1994HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/17/1994HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
05/17/1994HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power
05/10/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
05/06/1994HouseExecutive Comment Requested from DOE.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
05/06/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Military Acquisition.
Action By: Committee on Armed Services
05/04/1994HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space and Technology
05/02/1994HouseReferred jointly to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
05/02/1994HouseReferred jointly to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
05/02/1994HouseReferred jointly to the House Committee on Armed Services.
03/08/1994SenateSenate ordered measure printed as passed.
11/20/1993-6:52pmHouseHeld at the desk.
11/20/1993SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/20/1993-2:05pmHouseReceived in the House.
11/20/1993SenateS.Amdt.1225 Amendment SP 1225 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
11/20/1993SenateS.Amdt.1225 Proposed by Senator Ford for Senator Johnston. To clarify the appropriate mission areas for Department of Energy laboratories.
11/20/1993SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR 11/19/1993 S16574-16583)
11/20/1993SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Voice Vote.
11/20/1993SenateMeasure laid before Senate.
06/24/1993SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 109.
06/24/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported to Senate by Senator Johnston with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 103-69.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
05/26/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/24/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings concluded. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 103-70.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/23/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/18/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources. Hearings held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/11/1993SenateCommittee on Energy and Natural Resources requested executive comment from Department of Energy, and Office of Management and Budget.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/09/1993SenateStar Print ordered on S.473.
03/03/1993SenateReferred to Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
03/02/1993SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
03/02/1993SenateSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2215-2216, S2220-2221)

Committees (4)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/02/1993 Referred to
03/24/1993 Hearings by
05/26/1993 Markup by
06/24/1993 Reported by S.Rept 103-69
Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development03/03/1993 Referred to
House Armed Services05/02/1994 Referred to
House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Acquisition05/06/1994 Referred to
House Science, Space and Technology05/02/1994 Referred to
House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Energy05/04/1994 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce05/02/1994 Referred to
06/09/1994 Markup by
07/19/1994 Reported by H.Rept 103-611 Part 1
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power05/10/1994 Referred to
05/17/1994 Markup by
05/17/1994 Reported by

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Latest Summary (4)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (07/19/1994)

Department of Energy Laboratory Technology Act of 1994 - Amends the Department of Energy Organization Act to add a new "Title XI - Departmental Laboratories."

(Sec. 2) Defines "technology transfer" to mean any collaborative effort involving governmental, educational, and private entities, including any process by which federally owned or originated technology or intellectual property rights associated with such technology are transferred to such entities.

Authorizes the Secretary of Energy to maintain department laboratories to advance missions to: (1) maintain national security; (2) ensure the Nation's energy supply; and (3) implement research, development, and commercial application on technologies that minimize environmental impacts of the production and use of energy. Authorizes additional missions subject to certain determinations made by the President.

Prescribes a technology transfer scheme which: (1) establishes a sliding scale mechanism within which the Secretary may allocate for technology transfer activities at each departmental laboratory up to 20 percent of the funds appropriated for research, demonstration, and commercial applications; and (2) permits the Secretary to use the scientific, technical, and human resources of the departmental laboratories to improve the quality of education in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Instructs the Secretary to submit to the Congress and the National Science and Technology Council a report prepared by the Secretary of Energy's Advisory Board Task Force on alternative scenarios for future uses of the departmental laboratories. Directs the National Science and Technology Council to submit to the Congress its review of such report. Prescribes implementation guidelines.

Directs the Secretary and the departmental laboratory directors to seek advice from industry, labor, education, and professional sectors with respect to DOE collaboration with industry.

Authorizes the Secretary to establish a National Technology Partnership Award.

Directs the President to review and evaluate on an ongoing basis the technology transfer implementation by the Federal laboratories.

Instructs the Secretary to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to contractor reform and DOE laboratory management and operations (including cost reimbursement for certain contractor fines, third party liabilities, and damage to Federal property).

Requires the Secretary to use an objective merit review process before awarding financial assistance for non-military activities.

Directs the Secretary to report annually to certain congressional committees on opportunities for minority educational institutions to participate in DOE activities or those of departmental laboratories.

Prescribes guidelines under which cooperative research and development agreements (CRADAs) entered into under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 must reflect the requirements of this Act.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) develop a departmental laboratories' cost savings implementation plan; and (2) report thereon to the Congress.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to: (1) streamline the CRADA review and approval process; (2) require CRADAs involving a Federal commitment of $500,000 or more to contain a schedule of performance goals and evaluation criteria; and (3) authorize a Federal agency to permit a laboratory director to enter into certain small-sized CRADAs without specific agency approval if the activity is consistent with an assigned laboratory mission.