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Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2019

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and the Small Business Act to expand the availability of employee stock ownership plans in S corporations, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
01/17/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date All Actions
01/17/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (38)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Isakson, Johnny [R-GA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Hoeven, John [R-ND]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Thune, John [R-SD]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]* 01/17/2019
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] 01/31/2019
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 03/27/2019
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] 05/22/2019
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO] 06/05/2019
Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 06/05/2019
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 07/31/2019
Sen. McSally, Martha [R-AZ] 10/22/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 10/24/2019
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 10/28/2019
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH] 12/11/2019
Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] 03/03/2020
Sen. Daines, Steve [R-MT] 06/30/2020
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 08/03/2020

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Finance01/17/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/17/2019)

Promotion and Expansion of Private Employee Ownership Act of 2019

This bill expands tax incentives and federal assistance for employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) that are sponsored by S corporations.

The bill extends to all domestic corporations, including S corporations, provisions allowing deferral of tax on gain from the sale of employer securities to an ESOP.

The Department of the Treasury must establish the S Corporation Employee Ownership Assistance Office to foster increased employee ownership of S corporations.

The bill defines an "ESOP business concern" and allows such a concern to continue to qualify as a small business for the purposes of programs under the Small Business Act. An "ESOP business concern" is a business concern that was a small business concern eligible for a loan, preference, or other program under the Small Business Act before more than 49% of the business concern was acquired by an ESOP.