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From the ECS State Policy Database
Postsecondary Faculty--Intellectual Property


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Authority
S.B. 62
Requires the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) governing authority to lease certain science and technology buildings to Utah State University and the University of Utah. Requires that written performance standards and expectations be written for eac...

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MSSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Exemptions from Public Records Act
H.B. 116
Specifies that documents, records, papers, data, protocols, information or materials in the possession of a community college or state institution of higher learning that are created, collected, developed, generated, ascertained or discovered during the course...

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ILSigned into law 08/2013Postsec.Open Access to Research Articles Act
S.B. 1900
Makes findings and declarations. By January 2014, directs each public university to establish an Open Access to Research Task Force. Identifies constituencies to be represented among each task force's voting members. Directs each task force to review current p...

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HIBecame law without governor's signature 07/2013Postsec.Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
S.B. 1388
Clarifies the membership of the board of directors of the research corporation of the University of Hawaii, the role of the research corporation of the University of Hawaii and its board of directors, the relationship between the board of directors and the Uni...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.Higher Education Investments to Support Technology Commercialization
H.B. 2051
From bill summary: Current law allows public institutions of higher education to make investments in certain newly created companies through centers for technology development and transfer established by the
institutions, with the purpose of further developin...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Postsec.Postsecondary Information Not Subject to Public Information Provisions
S.B. 5 - Postsecondary Information Not Subject to Public Information Provisions
Specifies that information maintained by or for an institution of higher education that would reveal the institution's plans or negotiations for commercialization or a proposed research agreement, contract or grant, or that consists of unpublished research or ...

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CASigned into law 10/2009Postsec.Model Contracts for UC and CSU
A.B. 20
Requires the department of general services to negotiate and establish a model contract with standard contract provisions with both the regents of the University of California (UC) and the trustees of the California State University (CSU) by July 2010. Require...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Entrepreneurial Projects by Postsecondary Institutions
H.B. 1 - Section 3345.35
Defines "entrepreneurial project" as an effort to develop or commercialize technology through research or technology transfer or investment by an institution of higher education or others. Defines "stock or other ownership" as equity or other ownership rights...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Interim Study Regarding Technology Research Data Collection
H.B. 51 - Section 18
Creates a select interim committee to study the feasibility of maintaining a searchable electronic database or other data collection regarding specialized technology research projects at Texas public universities or other facilities operated by a state agency,...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
Postsec.
Minimum Compensation for Principals and Assistant Principals
H.B. 35
Changes the calculation for minimum salaries of school principals and assistant school principals.
http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/07%20Regular/final/HB0035.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.Economic Development Funds
S.B. 112
Recommends that the governor consider the allocation of economic development funds for Centers of Excellence to be matched by industry and federal grants on at least a two-for-one basis for colleges and universities in the state that offer any doctoral degrees...

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VASigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Intellectual Property
H.B. 134
Defines "qualifying institution" as an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth or its associated intellectual property foundation that adopts a policy regarding the ownership, protection, assignment, and use of intellectual property pursuant to 2...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005Postsec.
Community College
Technology Research Collaborative
S.B. 169
Creates the technology research collaborative; relates to higher education. Included in the act is:

"The purposes of the collaborative are to: (1) establish advanced technology centers based on the wealth of scientific and technical talent that
exists in the...

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UTApproved by voters 11/2004Postsec.Intellectual Property
Constitutional Amendment 2
Authorizes the state or a public institution of higher education to acquire an ownership interest in a private business in exchange for rights to intellectual property developed by the state or public institution of higher education. http://vote-smart.org/elec...

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AKSigned into law 04/2004Postsec.University Employees and Intellectual Property
H.B. 282
Provides that the president of the University of Alaska may approve a contract between the University of Alaska and an employee that authorizes the employee to conduct research or other development of intellectual property and to develop, operate, or own a bus...

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RISigned into law 07/2003Postsec.Relationships with For-Profits
H.B. 6154, S.B. 864
Provides that researchers at institutions of higher education may form relationships with or hold interests in commercial ventures stemming from their research. Provides procedures for approval of such relationships and for the development of conflict of inter...

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VASigned into law 03/2003Postsec.Patents and Copyrights
H.B. 2285
Authorization to transfer interest in patents and copyrights owned by institutions of higher education....

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ORApproved by voters 05/2002P-12
Postsec.
Constitutional Amendment
V. 1
(Ballot Measure No. 10) Proposes a Constitutional Amendment in that the state may hold and dispose of stock received in exchange for technology created in whole or in part by a public institution of post- secondary education received prior to December 5, 2002,...

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VASigned into law 04/2002Postsec.Intellectual Property Standards
H.B. 530
Directs the Research and Technology Advisory Commission to develop and adopt a statewide policy and uniform standard for the commercialization of intellectual property developed through university research....

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