About the bill
H.R. 79 amends the Securities Act of 1933 to clarify that certain startup companies are able to give presentations about their company and host certain types of events, like a “demo day,” without violating certain SEC investment solicitation bans. The bill attempts to ensure that startup companies do not inadvertently violate SEC regulations governing general solicitation of potential investors.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 11, 2017
Length: 5 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 10, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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15 Cosponsors (10 Republicans, 5 Democrats)
What legislators are saying
“Sessions Votes to Expand Opportunities for Job Creators”
— Rep. Pete Sessions [R-TX17] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 10, 2017
Jan 3, 2017
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Jan 10, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.
Mar 27, 2019
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1909 (116th).
H.R. 79 (115th) 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 H.R. 79. This is the one from the 115th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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