H. R. 30
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
January 9, 2015
January 12, 2015
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal the 30-hour threshold for classification as a full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replace it with 40 hours.
This Act may be cited as the
Save American Workers Act of 2015.
Repeal of 30-hour threshold for classification as full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and replacement with 40 hours
Paragraph (2) of section 4980H(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—
by repealing subparagraph (E), and
by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following new subparagraph:
Full-time equivalents treated as full-time employees
Solely for purposes of determining whether an employer is an applicable large employer under this paragraph, an employer shall, in addition to the number of full-time employees for any month otherwise determined, include for such month a number of full-time employees determined by dividing the aggregate number of hours of service of employees who are not full-time employees for the month by 174.
Paragraph (4) of section 4980H(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—
by repealing subparagraph (A), and
by inserting before subparagraph (B) the following new subparagraph:
The term full-time employee means, with respect to any month, an employee who is employed on average at least 40 hours of service per week.
The amendments made by this section shall apply to months beginning after December 31, 2013.
The budgetary effects of this Act shall not be entered on either PAYGO scorecard maintained pursuant to section 4(d) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010.
Passed the House of Representatives January 8, 2015.
Karen L. Haas,