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§ 4234.
Judges
(a)
Appointment

The Secretary shall appoint not fewer than 3 judges who shall, except as provided in subsection (b), select the 1 or more annual winners of the prize competition.

(b)
Determination by the Secretary

The judges appointed under subsection (a) shall not select any annual winner of the prize competition if the Secretary makes a determination that, in any fiscal year, none of the technological advancements entered into the prize competition merits an award.

(Pub. L. 116–224, title I, § 124, Dec. 18, 2020, 134 Stat. 1083.)