H.R. 746: Protect Small Business Jobs Act of 2013

Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee
2% chance of being enacted
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Kerry Bentivolio
Representative for Michigan's 11th congressional district
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Feb 15, 2013
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...

9% 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 provide small businesses with a grace period for a regulatory violation, and for other purposes.


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Library of Congress Summary

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Protect Small Business Jobs Act of 2013 - Requires a federal agency, before any enforcement action is taken on any sanction on a small business for any violation of a rule or pursuant to an adjudication, to:
(1) notify the small business that it may be subject to a sanction at the end of a six-month grace period following such notification;
(2) delay further action for 15 days after such notification;
(3) defer further action for the six-month period (allowing an additional three-month period upon application by the small business demonstrating reasonable good-faith efforts to remedy the violation or other conduct giving rise to the sanction);
(4) make a further determination at the end of the applicable grace period as to whether the small business would still be subject to the sanction; and
(5) upon a negative determination, waive the sanction.
Makes the grace period inapplicable with respect to a violation that puts anyone in imminent danger, as defined by the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Makes null and void any sanction imposed in violation of such requirements.
Requires: (1) federal agencies to report annually to the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman on the utilization of this directive and to disclose the penalty mitigation for small businesses, and (2) the Ombudsman to include such information in a currently-required annual report to Congress.

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