A bill to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to expand the investor limitation for qualifying venture capital funds under an exemption from the definition of an investment company.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for North Dakota. Democrat.
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2017
Length: 4 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on September 11, 2017 but was never passed by the House.
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).
2 Cosponsors (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
What legislators are saying
“Senate Passes Heller Bills to Aid Nevadas Small Businesses, Investors and Taxpayers”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Sep 12, 2017
Feb 27, 2017
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Mar 9, 2017
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
Apr 6, 2017
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1219 (115th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 444 (115th).
Sep 11, 2017
Passed Senate (House next)
The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
S. 444 (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 S. 444. 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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