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H.R.2981: TRANSFER Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about commerce
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Sponsor Chris Collins, R-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 26 (16 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced Aug. 2, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 5, 2013
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Bill Summary

Technology and Research Accelerating National Security and Future Economic Resiliency Act of 2013 or the TRANSFER Act of 2013 - Amends the Small Business Act to replace provisions requiring the Director of the National Institutes of Health to use funds for a Proof of Concept Partnership pilot program to accelerate the creation of small businesses and the commercialization of research innovations made by certain institutions with provisions directing each federal agency required to establish a small business technology transfer (STTR) program to carry out an Innovative Approaches to Technology Transfer Grant Program to support innovative approaches to technology transfer at institutions of higher education, nonprofit research institutions, and federal laboratories in order to accelerate the commercialization of federally funded research and technology by small businesses.

Outlines activities eligible for funding, application requirements, and award procedures and amounts. ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 5, 2013 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Dec. 5, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Sept. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
Aug. 2, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology
Aug. 2, 2013 Referred to House Small Business