H.R.2969 - United States Employee Ownership Bank Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT-At Large] (Introduced 07/25/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||08/04/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology.|
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Summary: H.R.2969 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/25/2003)
United States Employee Ownership Bank Act - Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to establish the United States Employee Ownership Bank in order to foster increased employee ownership and participation in company decision-making
throughout the United States.
Lists among the Bank's duties providing loans to enable employees to purchase a business through an employee stock ownership plan or eligible worker-owned cooperative that is at least 51 percent employee-owned.
States that such loans are subordinated to the interests of all other creditors, loan guarantees, and technical assistance programs.
Amends the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 to provide that in assessing and taking into account the record of a financial institution, the appropriate Federal financial supervisory agency may consider as a factor capital investments, loans, loan participation, technical assistance, financial advice, grants, and other ventures undertaken by the institution to support or enable manufacturing employees to establish employee stock ownership plans or eligible worker owned cooperatives that are at least 51 percent employee-owned plans or cooperatives.