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H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups

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The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or JOBS Act, is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations. It passed with bipartisan support, and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on April 5, 2012. Title III, also known as the CROWDFUND Act, has drawn the most public attention because it creates a way for companies to use crowdfunding to issue securities, something that was not previously permitted. Title II went into effect on September ...

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Stephen Fincher

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 28, 2012
Length: 22 pages

Dec 8, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 5, 2012

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 5, 2012.


Pub.L. 112-106

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2190: Capital Raising Online While Deterring Fraud and Unethical Non-Disclosure Act of 2012

Introduced on Mar 13, 2012. 81% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1933: Reopening American Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies Act of 2011

Introduced on Dec 1, 2011. 92% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 1070: Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011

Passed House (Senate next) on Nov 2, 2011. 95% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 1544: Small Company Capital Formation Act of 2011

Introduced on Sep 12, 2011. 93% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 4088: Capital Expansion Act

Introduced on Feb 24, 2012. 78% incorporated. (compare text)

H.R. 2167: Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act

Ordered Reported on Oct 26, 2011. 84% incorporated. (compare text)


Dec 8, 2011

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Feb 16, 2012
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 8, 2012
Passed House (Senate next)

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

Mar 22, 2012
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Mar 27, 2012
House Agreed to Changes

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 5, 2012
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 3606 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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