Federal - HR 1695

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and for other purposes.

Introduced

March 23, 2017

Description

A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide additional responsibilities for the Register of Copyrights, and for other purposes.

Our Position

Oppose

Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 33

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  • April 27, 2017Tonko, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.225, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E556

  • April 27, 2017Tonko, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.224, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E556

  • April 27, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.225, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E552

  • April 27, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.224, and would have voted nay if present. Congressional Record p. E552

  • April 27, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.227, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E552

  • April 27, 2017Slaughter, D-N.Y., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.226, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. E552

  • April 27, 2017 — Received in the Senate and referred to the Senate Rules and Administration Committee. Congressional Record p. S2614-S2615

  • April 26, 2017Marino, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.227, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2878

  • April 26, 2017Marino, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.226, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2878

  • April 26, 2017Marino, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.225, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2878

  • April 26, 2017Marino, R-Pa., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.224, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2878

  • April 26, 2017Cole, R-Okla., House speech: Personal explanation for roll call vote no.225, and would have voted yea if present. Congressional Record p. H2867

  • April 26, 2017House Vote 227 Register of Copyrights — Passage
    Passage of the bill that would require the U.S. Copyright Office's Register of Copyrights be recommended by a select panel, nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. It would limit a Register of Copyrights' term to 10 years. Passed 378-48. Congressional Record p. H2877

  • April 26, 2017 — Committee of the Whole amendment adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2877

  • April 26, 2017 — Substitute amendment, as amended, adopted by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H2876

  • April 26, 2017 — Chu, D-Calif., amendment no. 2, that would state that nothing in the bill would impact the requirement that all copyrightable works be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office, adopted by voice vote. Amendment text. Congressional Record p. H2875-H2876

  • April 26, 2017House Vote 226 Register of Copyrights — Chief Information Officer Management
    Deutch, D-Fla., amendment that would require that a nominee for the U.S. Copyright Office's Register of Copyrights be capable of identifying and supervising a Chief Information Officer or a similar official that would be responsible for managing modern information technology systems. Adopted 410-14. Congressional Record p. H2874-H2875, H2876

  • April 26, 2017 — Considered by the House. Congressional Record p. H2868-H2877

  • April 26, 2017House Vote 225 Register of Copyrights — Rule
    Adoption of the rule (H Res 275) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify the process for selecting and appointing the U.S. Copyright Office's Register of Copyrights and would limit a Register of Copyrights' term to 10 years. Adopted 237-186. Congressional Record p. H2867-H2868

  • April 26, 2017House Vote 224 Register of Copyrights — Previous Question
    Collins, R-Ga., motion to order the previous question (thus ending debate and possibility of amendment) on the rule (H Res 275) that would provide for House floor consideration of the bill that would modify the process for selecting and appointing the U.S. Copyright Office's Register of Copyrights. Motion agreed to 234-191. Congressional Record p. H2867

  • April 25, 2017 — Rules Committee resolution, H Res 275, reported to the House as a rule for HR 1695.

  • April 25, 2017 — House Rules Committee granted a structured rule providing for consideration of the bill. Congressional Record p. H2839, H2845

  • April 25, 2017 — Full committee proceeding held by the House Rules Committee.

  • April 20, 2017 — Reported to the House amended by the House Judiciary Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 115-91Congressional Record p. H2811

  • April 12, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Cohen, (D-Tenn.)
  • April 5, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 2

    Crawford, (R-Ark.)Schiff, (D-Calif.)
  • March 29, 2017 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Judiciary Committee.

    March 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Register of Copyrights — Register of Copyrights Recommendations Panel
      Jackson Lee, D-Texas —

    Amendment that would create a panel to compile a list of three names from which the president must choose a nominee for the position of Register of Copyrights. The seven-member panel would consist of the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders of the the House and the Senate, and the Librarian of Congress.

    Amendment that would create a panel to compile a list of three names from which the president must choose a nominee for the position of Register of Copyrights. The seven-member panel would consist of the Speaker of the House, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders of the the House and the Senate, and the Librarian of Congress.

    Adopted by voice vote.

    March 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Register of Copyrights — Effective Date
      Lofgren, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would change the applicability of new requirements regarding a vacancy for the Register of Copyrights from Jan. 1, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2026.

    Amendment that would change the applicability of new requirements regarding a vacancy for the Register of Copyrights from Jan. 1, 2017 to Sept. 15, 2026.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Register of Copyrights — Register of Copyrights Removal
      Lofgren, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would allow the Librarian of Congress, in addition to the president, to remove the Register of Copyrights from office. It would require that if the Librarian of Congress removes the Register of Copyrights, that the Librarian inform both the House and the Senate of the action.

    Amendment that would allow the Librarian of Congress, in addition to the president, to remove the Register of Copyrights from office. It would require that if the Librarian of Congress removes the Register of Copyrights, that the Librarian inform both the House and the Senate of the action.

    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Register of Copyrights — Experience Requirements
      Lofgren, D-Calif. —

    Amendment that would require the Register of Copyrights to have "experience in managing modern information technology systems."

    Amendment that would require the Register of Copyrights to have "experience in managing modern information technology systems."

    Rejected by voice vote.

    March 29, 2017 — Committee Vote: Register of Copyrights — Vote to Report

    Require the register of copyrights to be nominated by the president with the advise and consent of the Senate. It would require the nominee to be a citizen of the United States "with a professional background and experience in copyright law." It also would require the nominee to be chosen from a list of three candidates provided by a panel consisting of members of the House and Senate, and the librarian of Congress.

    Require the register of copyrights to be nominated by the president with the advise and consent of the Senate. It would require the nominee to be a citizen of the United States "with a professional background and experience in copyright law." It also would require the nominee to be chosen from a list of three candidates provided by a panel consisting of members of the House and Senate, and the librarian of Congress.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House 27-1.
  • March 28, 2017 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Schneider, (D-Ill.)
  • March 27, 2017 — Cosponsor(s) withdrawn: 1

    Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)
  • March 23, 2017 — Original cosponsor(s): 30

    Bass, (D-Calif.)Deutch, (D-Fla.)King, S. (R-Iowa)
    Biggs, (R-Ariz.)Farenthold, (R-Texas)Labrador, (R-Idaho)
    Blackburn, M. (R-Tenn.)Franks, (R-Ariz.)Lieu, (D-Calif.)
    Buck, (R-Colo.)Gohmert, (R-Texas)Marino, (R-Pa.)
    Chabot, (R-Ohio)Gowdy, (R-S.C.)Nadler, (D-N.Y.)
    Chu, (D-Calif.)Gaetz, (R-Fla.)Poe, (R-Texas)
    Cicilline, (D-R.I.)Jackson Lee, (D-Texas)Ratcliffe, (R-Texas)
    Collins, D. (R-Ga.)Johnson, H. (D-Ga.)Roby, (R-Ala.)
    Conyers (D-Mich.)Johnson, M. (R-La.)Sensenbrenner, (R-Wis.)
    DeSantis, (R-Fla.)Jordan, (R-Ohio)Smith, L. (R-Texas)
  • March 23, 2017 — Read twice and referred to: House Judiciary.Congressional Record p. H2369