H.R.1554: Satellite Home Viewers Improvements Act

About This Bill

  • This bill was introduced in the 106th Congress
  • This bill is primarily about congress
  • Introduced April 26, 1999
  • Latest Major Action Nov. 10, 1999

Bill Summary

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Title I: Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 Title II: Rural Local Television Signals Title III: Trademark Cyberpiracy Prevention Title IV: Inventor Protection Subtitle A: Inventors' Rights Subtitle B: Patent and Trademark Fee Fairness Subtitle C: First Inventor Defense Subtitle D: Patent Term Guarantee Subtitle E: Domestic Publication of Patent Applications Published Abroad Subtitle F: Optional Inter Partes...

(Source: Library of Congress)

Congressional Budget Office Estimate

The Congressional Budget Office has produced a cost estimate for H.R.1554.

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Title I referred to the Committee on Commerce. Title II referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Referred to House Commerce
Referred to House Judiciary
Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property.
Mr. Armey moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
Considered under suspension of the rules.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1554.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
Considered as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 422 - 1, 1 Present (Roll no. 97).
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 93.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
Senate struck all after the Enacting Clause and substituted the language of S. 247 amended.
Passed Senate in lieu of S. 247 with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Senate insists on its amendment asks for a conference, appoints conferees Hatch; Thurmond; Dewine; Leahy; Kohl From the Committee on the Judiciary.
Senate appointed conferees McCain; Stevens; Hollings From the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Mr. Armey asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
On motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection.
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on Commerce for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Bliley, Tauzin, Oxley, Dingell, and Markey.
The Speaker appointed conferees Provided that Mr. Boucher is appointed in lieu of Mr. Markey for consideration of sections 712(b)(1), 712(b)(2), and 712(c)(1) of the Communications Act of 1934 as added by section 104 of the House bill.
The Speaker appointed conferees - from the Committee on the Judiciary for consideration of the House bill and the Senate amendment, and modifications committed to conference: Hyde, Coble, Goodlatte, Conyers, and Berman.
Conference held.
Conferees agreed to file conference report.
Conference papers: Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk in Senate.
Conference report H. Rept. 106-464 filed.
Mr. Armey moved to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report, H. Rept. 106-464.
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1554.
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
The House proceeded to consider the conference report H.Rept. 106-464 as unfinished business.
On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 411 - 8 (Roll no. 581).
Motions to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Conference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
April 26, 1999

Introduced in the House by Howard Coble (R-N.C.)

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