Senate Bill 4138
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Telework for U.S. Innovation Act
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Passed Senate on Dec 8, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 1, 2020
Latest Action
Dec 9, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
4138
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Oklahoma
Delaware
Passed
December 8, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Telework for U.S. Innovation Act

This bill makes permanent the Telework Enhancement Act Pilot Program in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The program allows USPTO employees to telework from locations across the United States; USPTO may cover any necessary travel expenses to and from an agency worksite. The program is set to expire on December 31, 2020.

Text (3)
December 8, 2020
October 1, 2020
Actions (10)
12/09/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/09/2020
Held at the desk.
12/09/2020
Received in the House.
12/08/2020
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7285-7286; text: CR S7285-7286)
12/08/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
10/01/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 569.
10/01/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson without amendment. With written report No. 116-276.
07/22/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/01/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/01/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 2, 2020 5:42:10 AM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 2:41:26 PM