All Information (Except Text) for S.181 - Startup Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] (Introduced 01/16/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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|01/16/2015||Introduced in Senate|
01/16/2015 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|01/16/2015||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.|
Action By: Senate
01/16/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
|Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]*||01/16/2015|
|Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]*||01/16/2015|
|Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]*||01/16/2015|
|Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]*||01/16/2015|
|Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]*||01/16/2015|
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|Senate Finance||01/16/2015||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Business investment and capital
- Capital gains tax
- Census and government statistics
- Congressional oversight
- Economic development
- Economic performance and conditions
- Education programs funding
- Employment taxes
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Foreign labor
- Government information and archives
- Government trust funds
- Higher education
- Immigration status and procedures
- Income tax credits
- Income tax exclusion
- Income tax rates
- Research administration and funding
- Research and development
- Science and engineering education
- Small business
- Social security and elderly assistance
- Teaching, teachers, curricula
- Technology transfer and commercialization
- Urban and suburban affairs and development
- Visas and passports
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/16/2015)
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust to conditional permanent resident status up to 50,000 aliens who have earned a master's or doctorate degree in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field (STEM field) and permit such an alien to remain in the United States: (1) for up to one year after the expiration of the alien's student visa, if the alien is searching for STEM field employment; and (2) indefinitely if the alien remains actively engaged in a STEM field.
Removes a STEM alien's conditional status after five years of maintaining eligibility during the entire five-year period.
Authorizes the Secretary to issue conditional immigrant visas to up to 75,000 qualified alien entrepreneurs. Removes such conditional basis after four years of maintaining qualified entrepreneur status.
Eliminates the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based visas.
Increases the per country numerical limitation for family based immigrants from 7% to 15% of the total number of family-sponsored visas.
Amends the Chinese Student Protection Act of 1992 to eliminate the provision requiring the reduction of annual People's Republic of China immigrant visas to offset status adjustments under such Act.
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to: (1) provide a permanent full tax exclusion on gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock held for more than five years, (2) repeal the minimum tax preference and the 28% capital gains rate on such stock, and (3) provide a limited tax credit for certain startup small businesses.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to use certain federal agency extramural budget funds to award grants to institutions of higher education for initiatives to improve commercialization and transfer of technology.
Requires the head of any federal or independent regulatory agency, before issuing a notice of rule making in connection with the issuance of a proposed major rule, to complete a review that, among other things, analyzes the problem that the rule intends to address, and identifies and analyzes the rule's expected impact on state, local, and tribal governments, as well as on the ability of new businesses to form and expand. Requires a cost-benefit analysis before rule issuance.
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to regularly compile: (1) information from each of the states and the District of Columbia on laws that affect the formation and growth of new businesses, and (2) quantitative and qualitative information on U.S. businesses that are not more than one year old.