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S. 2015 (114th): Protecting Local Business Opportunity Act

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

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Sponsor and status

Lamar Alexander

Sponsor. Senator for Tennessee. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 9, 2015
Length: 2 pages
Sep 9, 2015
114th Congress (2015–2017)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 9, 2015, 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).


49 Cosponsors (49 Republicans)

See Instead

S. 2686 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Mar 16, 2016

H.R. 3459 (same title)
Ordered Reported — Oct 28, 2015


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Alexander Calls on Democrats to Help Reverse Labor Decision that Will Steal the American Dream From Owners of 780,000 Franchise Businesses, Millions of Contractors
    — Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN, 2003-2020] (Sponsor) on Oct 6, 2015

Sen. Moran Sponsors Legislation to Roll Back Flawed Labor Decision, Protect Small Businesses
    — Sen. Jerry Moran [R-KS] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 17, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Push To Ban Plastic Microbeads In Personal Care Products
    — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] on Jul 20, 2015

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Sep 9, 2015

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Sep 13, 2016
Considered by Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

S. 2015 (114th) 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. 2015. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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