H.R.1162 - Science Prize Competitions Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] (Introduced 02/27/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Science, Space, and Technology | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-125|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/20/2015 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1162 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (05/19/2015)
Science Prize Competitions Act
Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 regarding prize competitions, allowing an agency to waive liability insurance requirements for participants.
Allows an agency to enter into a grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or other agreement with a private sector for-profit as well as a nonprofit entity (as under current law) to administer a prize competition.
Permits the use of funds from private sector for-profit entities to support a prize competition.
Prohibits an agency from giving special consideration to any private sector for-profit entity in return for a donation.
Limits the use of federal funds to those made available by appropriations Acts.