2015 US Code
Title 15 - Commerce and Trade (Sections 1 - 8405)
Chapter 63 - Technology Innovation (Sections 3701 - 3722)
Sec. 3710b - Rewards for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel of Federal agencies

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 3, Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 63 - TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION
Sec. 3710b - Rewards for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel of Federal agencies
Containssection 3710b
Date2015
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 3, 2016
Positive LawNo
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditPub. L. 96-480, §13, as added and renumbered §12, Pub. L. 99-502, §§6, 9(e)(1), Oct. 20, 1986, 100 Stat. 1792, 1797; renumbered §13, Pub. L. 100-418, title V, §5122(a)(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1438; amended Pub. L. 100-519, title III, §302, Oct. 24, 1988, 102 Stat. 2597.
Statutes at Large References100 Stat. 1792
102 Stat. 1438, 2597
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 96-480, Public Law 99-502, Public Law 100-418, Public Law 100-519

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15 U.S.C. § 3710b (2015)

§3710b. Rewards for scientific, engineering, and technical personnel of Federal agencies

The head of each Federal agency that is making expenditures at a rate of more than $50,000,000 per fiscal year for research and development in its Government-operated laboratories shall use the appropriate statutory authority to develop and implement a cash awards program to reward its scientific, engineering, and technical personnel for—

(1) inventions, innovations, computer software, or other outstanding scientific or technological contributions of value to the United States due to commercial application or due to contributions to missions of the Federal agency or the Federal government,1 or

(2) exemplary activities that promote the domestic transfer of science and technology development within the Federal Government and result in utilization of such science and technology by American industry or business, universities, State or local governments, or other non-Federal parties.

(Pub. L. 96–480, §13, as added and renumbered §12, Pub. L. 99–502, §§6, 9(e)(1), Oct. 20, 1986, 100 Stat. 1792, 1797; renumbered §13, Pub. L. 100–418, title V, §5122(a)(1), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1438; amended Pub. L. 100–519, title III, §302, Oct. 24, 1988, 102 Stat. 2597.)

AMENDMENTS

1988—Par. (1). Pub. L. 100–519 inserted "computer software," after "inventions, innovations,".

1 So in original. Probably should be capitalized.

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