PUBLIC LAW 106-42 —AUG. 5, 1999 113 STAT. 217 Public Law 106-42 106th Congress An Act To authorize funds for the payment of salaries and expenses of the Patent and Aug. 5, 1999 Trademark Office, and for other purposes. [SI. 1258] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Patent Fee Integrity and SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. Innovation This Act may be cited as the "Patent Fee Integrity and Innova- f^^^'^^"' ^""^ °^ tion Protection Act of 1999". SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be made available for the payment of salaries and necessary expenses of the Patent and Trademark Office in fiscal year 2000, $116,000,000 from fees collected in fiscal year 1999 and such fees as are collected in fiscal year 2000 pursuant to title 35, United States Code, and the Trademark Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1051 et seq.), except that the Commissioner is not authorized to charge and collect fees to cover the accrued indirect personnel costs associated with post-retirement health 8ind life insurance of officers and employees of the Patent and Trademark Office other than those charged and collected pursuant to title 35, United States Code, and the Trademark Act of 1946. SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE. This Act shall take effect on October 1, 1999. Approved August 5, 1999, LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S. 1258: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 145 (1999): July 1, considered and passed Senate. July 26, considered and passed House.