ARTISTIC RECOGNITION FOR TALENTED STUDENTS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 203
(Senate - December 16, 2019)

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             ARTISTIC RECOGNITION FOR TALENTED STUDENTS ACT

  Mr. McCONNELL. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of 
S. 2824 and the Senate proceed to its immediate consideration.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title.
  The senior assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A bill (S. 2824) to amend title 17, United States Code, to 
     require the Register of Copyrights to waive fees for filing 
     an application for registration of a copyright claim in 
     certain circumstances, and for other purposes.

  There being no objection, the committee was discharged and the Senate 
proceeded to consider the bill.
  Mr. McCONNELL. I ask unanimous consent that the bill be considered 
read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider be considered 
made and laid upon the table.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The bill (S. 2824) was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, 
was read the third time, and passed as follows:

                                S. 2824

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

       This Act may be cited as the ``Artistic Recognition for 
     Talented Students Act'' or the ``ARTS Act''.

     SEC. 2. WAIVER OF FEES FOR WINNERS OF CERTAIN COMPETITIONS.

       Section 708 of title 17, United States Code, is amended by 
     adding at the end the following:
       ``(e)(1) In this subsection, the term `covered competition' 
     means--
       ``(A) an art competition sponsored by the Congressional 
     Institute that is open only to high school students; or
       ``(B) the competition established under section 3 of House 
     Resolution 77, 113th Congress, agreed to February 26, 2013.
       ``(2) With respect to a work that wins a covered 
     competition, the Register of Copyrights--
       ``(A) shall waive the requirement under subsection (a)(1) 
     with respect to an application for registration of a 
     copyright claim for that work if that application is 
     submitted to the Copyright Office not later than the last day 
     of the calendar year following the year in which the work 
     claimed by the application wins the covered competition 
     (referred to in this paragraph as the `covered year'); and
       ``(B) may waive a fee described in subparagraph (A) for an 
     application submitted after the end of the covered year if 
     the fee would have been waived under that subparagraph had 
     the application been submitted before the last day of the 
     covered year.''.

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