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H.R.1711: Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced April 24, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cooperative Research and Development Fund Authorization Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to make funds available to DOE national laboratories for the federal cost share of cooperative research and development agreements that support the maturing of laboratory technology and the transferring of it to the private sector.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) determine the apportionment of such funds to each DOE national laboratory; (2) ensure that special consideration is given to small business firms and consortia involving such firms in the selection of which agreements will receive such funds; and (3) ensure that the performance evaluation metrics of each laboratory's operating contractor provide incentives for, and measure the effectiveness of, such contractor's cooperative research and development agreement program at maturing laboratory technology and transferring it to the private sector.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy.
April 24, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.