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S. 1188 (113th): Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2013

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A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Susan Collins

Sponsor. Senator for Maine. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Jun 19, 2013
113th Congress (2013–2015)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 19, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


19 Cosponsors (17 Republicans, 2 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Portman Introduces Bill to Restore Full-Time Employment to 40 Hours, Exempt More Businesses from Health Care Mandates
    — Sen. Robert “Rob” Portman [R-OH] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 4, 2014

Murkowski: Health Care Law’s Full-Time Definition is “Out of Step,” Risking Work Hour Cuts
    — Sen. Lisa Murkowski [R-AK] (Co-sponsor) on Nov 8, 2013

House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Young's bill to protect paychecks of hourly workers
    — Sen. Todd Young [R-IN] on Apr 3, 2014

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Jun 19, 2013

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 1188 (113th) 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1188. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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