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S. 1544 - Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011

Finance and financial sector. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt a certain class of securities from such Act. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011

S. 1544 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt a certain class of securities from such Act. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Securities Act of 1933 to require the Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt a certain class of securities from such Act.
Other Titles
  • Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011
Sponsor
Jon Tester
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Finance and financial sector
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Business investment and capital
  • Business records
  • Congressional oversight
  • Securities
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Small business
  • State and local government operations
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Major Actions
Introduced9/12/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced9/12/2011
9/12/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
12/01/2011Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
3/06/2012Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hearings held.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

16 Organizations Supported and 3 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011

16 organizations supported this bill

Biotechnology Industry Organization
“Spurring Job Growth Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors, Part II”: Hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of William D. Waddill). Retrieved March 22, 2012, from 2012_HR2167_support_BIO.pdf.
CompTIA
Computing Technology Industry Association (2011, December 1). Spurring Job Growth through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from CompTIA.
CONNECT
undersigned organizations (2011). Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America.
GATE Technologies
undersigned organizations (2011, June 22). HR1070 Coalition Letter. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
Heritage Foundation
John, David (2012, March 7). Cantor JOBS Bill Would Help Small Businesses Grow. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from Heritage Foundation.
NASDAQ OMX
undersigned organization (2011, June 22). Tech America. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
National Coalition For Capital
National Coalition for Capital (2011, November 8). NCFC Commends Passage of Small Company Formation Act. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from National Coalition for Capital.
National Small Business Association
National Small Business Association (2012, January 24). Capital Access Bills Would Help Small Business. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from National Small Business Association.
NYSE Euronext
Spurring Job Growh Through Capital Formation While Protecting Investors: Hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs. 112th Cong., 2nd Sess., (2012). (Testimony of Scott Cutler). Retrieved March 22, 2012, from 2012_S1933_support_NYSEE.pdf.
Otc Markets Group
undersigned organizations (2011, June 22). Tech America. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Kenneth E. Bentsen, Jr., EVP, Public Policy and Advocacy & Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (2011, June 21). SIFMA: Invested in America. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Sifma Invested in America .
Silicon Valley Bank
undersigned organizations (2011, June 22). Tech America. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
TechAmerica
undersigned organizations (2011). HR1070 Coalition Letter. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
TechNet
undersigned organizations (2011, June 22). Tech America. Retrieved November 2, 2011, from Tech America Federal Policy Newsletter August 2011.
Technology Association of North America
Technology Association of North America (n.d.). 2012 Policy Priorities. Retrieved August 6, 2012, from New Jersey Technology Council.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
US Chamber of Commerce (2011, July 26). Capital Roundup - August 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011, from US Chamber Magazine.

3 organizations opposed this bill

AFL-CIO
William Samuel (2012, February 29). Legislative Alert!. Retrieved March 22, 2012, from AFL CIO.
Americans for Financial Reform
Americans for Financial Reform (2011, March 16). Damon Silvers’ Congressional Testimony. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from Americans for Financial Reform.
Consumer Federation of America
Consumer Federation of America (2011, December 1). Statement of CFA's Barbara Roper 12-1-2011. Retrieved August 8, 2012, from Consumer Federation of America.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,000$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$206,665$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$252,161$0
John BarrassoRWY$185,971$0
Max BaucusDMT$335,947$4,750
Mark BegichDAK$35,747$10,500
Michael BennetDCO$182,700$9,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$-750$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$60,565$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$599,982$0
John BoozmanRAR$192,108$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$145,643$1,000
Scott BrownRMA$1,622,351$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$184,265$12,050
Richard BurrRNC$401,927$0
Maria CantwellDWA$42,688$200
Ben CardinDMD$116,346$9,000
Tom CarperDDE$239,830$600
Bob CaseyDPA$202,805$20,200
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$896,780$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$212,633$0
Tom CoburnROK$210,993$0
William Thad CochranRMS$62,550$0
Susan CollinsRME$331,262$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$9,600$0
Chris CoonsDDE$105,950$5,000
Bob CorkerRTN$542,262$0
John CornynRTX$824,962$0
Mike CrapoRID$179,077$0
Jim DeMintRSC$505,180$0
Dick DurbinDIL$233,950$1,500
Mike EnziRWY$104,800$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$153,689$2,500
Alan FrankenDMN$91,320$15,000
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$753,681$11,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$189,552$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$191,776$0
Kay HaganDNC$183,857$17,500
Tom HarkinDIA$138,080$0
Orrin HatchRUT$337,621$0
Dean HellerRNV$434,404$0
John HoevenRND$144,610$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$139,050$0
Jim InhofeROK$253,825$0
Dan InouyeDHI$134,575$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$230,875$0
Mike JohannsRNE$232,554$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$317,628$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$300,452$10,950
John KerryDMA$126,688$0
Mark KirkRIL$768,210$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$172,753$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$42,767$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$192,148$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$68,650$3,500
Patrick LeahyDVT$160,146$0
Mike LeeRUT$87,846$0
Carl LevinDMI$75,573$2,500
Joe LiebermanICT$6,650$0
Dick LugarRIN$80,521$0
Joe ManchinDWV$168,266$23,750
John McCainRAZ$319,274$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$211,260$1,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,207,352$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$232,422$7,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$79,575$10,000
Barbara MikulskiDMD$88,400$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$245,196$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,570$0
Patty MurrayDWA$142,108$13,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$94,447$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,944$0
Rand PaulRKY$362,135$0
Rob PortmanROH$644,605$0
Mark PryorDAR$137,673$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$159,171$3,500
Harry ReidDNV$408,287$8,000
Jim RischRID$291,703$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$379,239$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$152,286$2,500
Marco RubioRFL$935,864$500
Bernie SandersIVT$10,440$3,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$334,984$10,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$200,902$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$62,074$10,000
Richard ShelbyRAL$454,030$0
Olympia SnoweRME$102,483$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$268,654$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$381,935$8,000
John ThuneRSD$614,427$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,393,906$0
Mark UdallDCO$113,775$9,000
Tom UdallDNM$46,333$9,000
David VitterRLA$392,202$0
Mark WarnerDVA$489,341$0
Jim WebbDVA$245$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$82,559$2,000
Roger WickerRMS$377,094$0
Ron WydenDOR$106,393$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$15,000$2,000
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$206,665$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$252,161$0
John BarrassoRWY$185,971$0
Max BaucusDMT$335,947$4,750
Mark BegichDAK$35,747$10,500
Michael BennetDCO$182,700$9,000
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$-750$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$60,565$5,000
Roy BluntRMO$599,982$0
John BoozmanRAR$192,108$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$145,643$1,000
Scott BrownRMA$1,622,351$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$184,265$12,050
Richard BurrRNC$401,927$0
Maria CantwellDWA$42,688$200
Ben CardinDMD$116,346$9,000
Tom CarperDDE$239,830$600
Bob CaseyDPA$202,805$20,200
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$896,780$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$212,633$0
Tom CoburnROK$210,993$0
William Thad CochranRMS$62,550$0
Susan CollinsRME$331,262$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$9,600$0
Chris CoonsDDE$105,950$5,000
Bob CorkerRTN$542,262$0
John CornynRTX$824,962$0
Mike CrapoRID$179,077$0
Jim DeMintRSC$505,180$0
Dick DurbinDIL$233,950$1,500
Mike EnziRWY$104,800$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$153,689$2,500
Alan FrankenDMN$91,320$15,000
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$753,681$11,000
Lindsey GrahamRSC$189,552$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$191,776$0
Kay HaganDNC$183,857$17,500
Tom HarkinDIA$138,080$0
Orrin HatchRUT$337,621$0
Dean HellerRNV$434,404$0
John HoevenRND$144,610$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$139,050$0
Jim InhofeROK$253,825$0
Dan InouyeDHI$134,575$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$230,875$0
Mike JohannsRNE$232,554$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$317,628$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$300,452$10,950
John KerryDMA$126,688$0
Mark KirkRIL$768,210$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$172,753$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$42,767$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$192,148$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$68,650$3,500
Patrick LeahyDVT$160,146$0
Mike LeeRUT$87,846$0
Carl LevinDMI$75,573$2,500
Joe LiebermanICT$6,650$0
Dick LugarRIN$80,521$0
Joe ManchinDWV$168,266$23,750
John McCainRAZ$319,274$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$211,260$1,600
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,207,352$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$232,422$7,500
Jeff MerkleyDOR$79,575$10,000
Barbara MikulskiDMD$88,400$2,000
Jerry MoranRKS$245,196$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$88,570$0
Patty MurrayDWA$142,108$13,500
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$94,447$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$221,944$0
Rand PaulRKY$362,135$0
Rob PortmanROH$644,605$0
Mark PryorDAR$137,673$1,000
John "Jack" ReedDRI$159,171$3,500
Harry ReidDNV$408,287$8,000
Jim RischRID$291,703$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$379,239$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$152,286$2,500
Marco RubioRFL$935,864$500
Bernie SandersIVT$10,440$3,100
Chuck SchumerDNY$334,984$10,000
Jeff SessionsRAL$200,902$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$62,074$10,000
Richard ShelbyRAL$454,030$0
Olympia SnoweRME$102,483$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$268,654$11,000
Jon TesterDMT$381,935$8,000
John ThuneRSD$614,427$0
Patrick ToomeyRPA$1,393,906$0
Mark UdallDCO$113,775$9,000
Tom UdallDNM$46,333$9,000
David VitterRLA$392,202$0
Mark WarnerDVA$489,341$0
Jim WebbDVA$245$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$82,559$2,000
Roger WickerRMS$377,094$0
Ron WydenDOR$106,393$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Commercial banks & bank holding companies$10,338,792
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Data processing & computer services$2,082,274
Securities, commodities & investment$1,461,128
Biotech products & research$1,408,954
Computer manufacture & services$973,733
Stock exchanges$704,346
General business associations$556,835
Small business associations$398,449
Chambers of commerce$262,394
Pro-business associations$105,363

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Labor Unions$279,950
Consumer groups$750
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