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Titles (4)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Science Prize Competitions Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Science Prize Competitions Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Science Prize Competitions Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To make technical changes to provisions authorizing prize competitions under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
05/19/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3363)
05/19/2015Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 114-125.
02/27/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber All Actions
05/20/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
05/19/2015-5:57pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/19/2015-5:57pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3363)
05/19/2015-5:47pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1162.
05/19/2015-5:47pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3363-3365)
05/19/2015-5:46pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/19/2015HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 90.
05/19/2015HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 114-125.
03/04/2015HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
03/04/2015HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
02/27/2015HouseReferred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
02/27/2015HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Science, Space, and Technology02/27/2015 Referred to
03/04/2015 Markup by
05/19/2015 Reported by H. Rept. 114-125
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/20/2015 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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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.