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H.R. 3459 (114th): Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 1, 2015 (Reported by House Committee).


Union Calendar No. 272


1st Session

H. R. 3459

[Report No. 114–355]


September 9, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Roe of Tennessee, Mr. Walberg, Ms. Foxx, Mr. Rokita, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Hunter, Mr. Thompson of Pennsylvania, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Guthrie, Mr. Barletta, Mr. Heck of Nevada, Mr. Messer, Mr. Byrne, Mr. Carter of Georgia, Mr. Bishop of Michigan, Mr. Grothman, Mr. Russell, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, Mr. Allen, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Luetkemeyer, Mrs. Hartzler, Mr. Smith of Missouri, Mr. Hardy, and Mr. Knight) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

December 1, 2015

Additional sponsors: Mr. Palmer, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Tiberi, Mr. Gosar, Mr. Costello of Pennsylvania, Mr. Long, Mr. Huizenga of Michigan, Mrs. Mimi Walters of California, Mr. Cramer, Mr. Forbes, Mr. Abraham, Mr. Huelskamp, Mr. Yoder, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Westmoreland, Mr. Pompeo, Mr. Sensenbrenner, Mr. Bilirakis, Mr. Brat, Mr. Hill, Mr. Rooney of Florida, Ms. Jenkins of Kansas, Mrs. Wagner, Mr. Goodlatte, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Ross, Mrs. Walorski, Mr. Peterson, Mr. Miller of Florida, Mr. Moolenaar, Mr. Rohrabacher, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mrs. Comstock, Mr. Buck, Mr. Farenthold, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, Mr. Latta, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. Burgess, Ms. McSally, Mr. Fincher, Mr. Coffman, Mr. Ashford, Mr. Hultgren, Mr. Westerman, Mr. Ratcliffe, Mr. Smith of Nebraska, Mr. Hurt of Virginia, Mr. Hensarling, Mr. Ribble, Mr. Olson, Mr. Barr, Mr. Tom Price of Georgia, Mr. Sam Johnson of Texas, Mr. Womack, Mr. Holding, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Lance, Mr. Austin Scott of Georgia, Ms. Stefanik, Mr. Duncan of Tennessee, Mr. Loudermilk, Mr. Hanna, Mrs. Black, Mrs. Roby, Mr. Calvert, Mr. Mulvaney, Mr. Dold, Mr. Boustany, Mr. Hurd of Texas, Mr. Posey, Mr. Lamborn, Mr. Nugent, Mr. Zinke, Mrs. Ellmers of North Carolina, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Stewart, Mr. MacArthur, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Tipton, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania, Mr. Collins of New York, Mr. Kelly of Mississippi, Mr. Benishek, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Hudson, Mr. Cole, Mrs. Love, and Mr. Newhouse

December 1, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on September 9, 2015


To clarify the treatment of two or more employers as joint employers under the National Labor Relations Act.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act.


Treatment of joint employers

Section 2(2) of the National Labor Relations Act (29 U.S.C. 152(2)) is amended by adding at the end the following: Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, two or more employers may be considered joint employers for purposes of this Act only if each employer shares and exercises control over essential terms and conditions of employment and such control over these matters is actual, direct, and immediate..

December 1, 2015

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed