H.R. 4790 (111th): Shareholder Protection Act of 2010


Mar 9, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Michael Capuano

Representative for Massachusetts's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010
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About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require shareholder authorization before a public company may make certain political expenditures, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/22/2010--Reported to House amended, Part I.Shareholder Protection Act of 2010 - Section3 - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require that any solicitation of a proxy, consent, or ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 9, 2010

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jul 29, 2010
Reported by Committee

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4790”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


49 cosponsors (49D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 2517 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 13, 2011

H.R. 4537 (Related)
Shareholder Protection Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 27, 2010

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