To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to exempt from registration brokers performing services in connection with the transfer of ownership of smaller privately held companies.
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Feb 3, 2015
114th Congress, 2015–2017
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on May 20, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Michigan's 2nd congressional district
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Last Updated: Jan 28, 2016
Length: 10 pages
Earlier Version — Passed House
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H.R. 686 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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