H.R. 221: SMART SALE Act of 2013

Jan 14, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Marsha Blackburn
Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district
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Jan 14, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Jan 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 14, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

11% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To require reports on the acquisitions by certain foreign persons of companies that have received American taxpayer research and development funding, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4R) (show)

House Energy and Commerce

Energy and Power

House Science, Space, and Technology

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Library of Congress Summary

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Stop Mergers, Acquisitions, and Risky Takeovers Supplied by American Labor and Entrepreneurship Act of 2013 or the SMART SALE Act of 2013 - Requires any person, company, institution, or other entity engaged in interstate commerce that owns, licenses, or otherwise holds an interest in a federally-funded technology, or to which federal energy research and development funding has been obligated by a federal agency (covered entity), to notify the Secretary of Energy (DOE) not later than seven days after entering into negotiations for any proposed or pending merger, acquisition, takeover, or other transfer that could result in control of such covered entity by:
(1) the government of the Peoples's Republic of China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or a country that is a state sponsor of terrorism or that provides sanctuary to a foreign terrorist organization;
(2) a citizen of such a country who owes permanent allegiance to such country; or
(3) a corporation or other legal entity which is 50% owned by a citizen of such a country.

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