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Get this from a library! Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of report (to accompany H.R. ) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office).. [United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary.]. H.R. (th). To encourage the development and promulgation of voluntary consensus standards by providing relief under the antitrust laws to standards development organizations with respect to conduct engaged in for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus standards, and for other purposes. In , a . th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session ===== STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ADVANCEMENT ACT OF _____ Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed _____ Mr. Sensenbrenner, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the . Get this from a library! Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of hearing before the Task Force on Antitrust of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, on H.R. [United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Task Force on Antitrust.].
Mr. Chairman, Members of this Committee, in summary, the Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of is an act that alleviates what has become a significant problem for the nonprofit organizations that develop codes and standards that provide protection for the health and safety of American workers and our whole citizenry. The Act also provides SDOs with the opportunity to limit their antitrust liability for standards development activities to actual, as opposed to treble, damages. SDOs must file a proper notification with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain the liability limiting protections provided by the Act. This Act amends the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of to extend the same antitrust protections to standards development organizations (SDOs) while those organizations are engaged in standards development activity. The Act provides that the antitrust rule of reason applies to SDOs while they are engaged in standards. Section 4 of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of (15 U.S.C. ) is amended-- [[Page STAT. ]] (1) in subsections (a)(1), (b)(1), and (c)(1) by inserting ``, or for a standards development activity engaged in by a standards development organization against which such claim is made'' after ``joint venture'', (2.
The Standards Developing Organizations Advancement Act of (H.R. ) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday, to provide a new degree of limited relief to standards development organizations under existing antitrust laws. H.R. amends the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of to address antitrust laws applying . The Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of extends certain protections, including a limitation on antitrust liability, to organizations whose procedures incorporate openness, balance, due process, appeals, and consensus. One of the best examples of confidence in the ANS designation is the National Technology Transfer and. Standards developed by NFPA and similar standards development organizations (SDOs) are "voluntary consensus standards," created through procedures accredited for their consensus decision-making, openness, balance of interests represented, and fairness by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Because of their credibility and reach, independent SDOs . , which includes the Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of What new standards development legislation means for associations The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently issued a notice on implementing the Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of , which was signed into law on June