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house Bill H.R. 628

To establish a pilot program in certain United States district courts to encourage enhancement of expertise in patent cases among district judges.

bill Progress


  • EnactedJanuary 4th, 2011
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 13th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 22nd, 2009

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bill Progress


  • EnactedJanuary 4th, 2011
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The senate Passed December 13th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 22nd, 2009

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Bill Activity

  • referral
    Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
  • action
    Mr. Johnson (GA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
  • action
    Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 628.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Issa objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 409 - 7 (Roll no. 130).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • referral
    Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
  • action
    Senate Committee on the Judiciary discharged by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
  • vote
    Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
  • action
    Message on Senate action sent to the House.
  • action
    Ms. Chu moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment.
  • action
    DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 628.
  • action
    At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Ms. Chu objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was withdrawn.
  • action
    Considered as unfinished business.
  • vote
    On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by recorded vote (2/3 required): 371 - 1 (Roll no. 651).
  • action
    Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
  • topresident
    Cleared for White House.
  • topresident
    Presented to President.
  • signed
    Signed by President.
  • enacted
    Became Public Law No: 111-349.

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