S. 942 (104th): Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996


Jun 16, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on March 19, 1996 but was never passed by the House.


Christopher “Kit” Bond

Senator from Missouri



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Last Updated: Mar 22, 1996
Length: 44 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to promote increased understanding of Federal regulations and increased voluntary compliance with such regulations by small entities, to provide for the designation of regional ombudsmen and oversight boards to monitor the enforcement practices of certain Federal agencies with respect to small business concerns, to provide relief from excessive and arbitrary regulatory enforcement actions against small entities, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

3/19/1996--Passed Senate amended.TABLE OF CONTENTS: TitleI - Regulatory Compliance Simplification Title II: Regulatory Enforcement Reforms Title III: Equal Access to Justice Act Amendments Title IV: Regulatory Flexibility Act Amendments Title ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 16, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 6, 1996
Reported by Committee

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Mar 19, 1996
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 942”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


27 cosponsors (21R, 6D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Mar 19, 1996 5:32 p.m.
Bill Passed 100/0

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