Public Law 108-237

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108TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION

An Act
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.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


TITLE I—STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2004
Sec. 101. Short Title.
Sec. 102. Findings.
Sec. 103. Definitions.
Sec. 104. Rule of Reason Standard.
Sec. 105. Limitation on Recovery.
Sec. 106. Attorney Fees.
Sec. 107. Disclosure of Standards Development Activity.
Sec. 108. Rule of Construction.
TITLE II—ANTITRUST CRIMINAL PENALTY ENHANCEMENT AND REFORM ACT OF 2004
Sec. 201. Short Title.
Subtitle A—Antitrust Enforcement Enhancements and Cooperation Incentives
Sec. 211. Sunset.
Sec. 212. Definitions.
Sec. 213. Limitation on Recovery.
Sec. 214. Rights, Authorities, and Liabilities Not Affected.
Sec. 215. Increased Penalties for Antitrust Violations.
Subtitle B—Tunney Act Reform
Sec. 221. Public Interest Determination.


Approved June 22, 2004.


Legislative History[edit]

  • HOUSE REPORTS:
    • No. 108-125, Pts. 1 & 2 (Comm. on the Judiciary)
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 149 (2003):
    • June 10, considered and passed House.
  • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 150 (2004):
    • Apr. 2, considered and passed Senate, amended.
    • June 2, House concurred in Senate amendment.