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S. 4211 (117th): PIONEER Act

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You’d expect no less from the only U.S. senator with a lifetime “100” score from libertarian advocacy organization FreedomWorks.


Recently, more states have implemented so-called “sandbox” programs, which allow businesses to apply for exemptions from many or most existing state regulations. The idea is to ease the economic pressure on companies, particularly startups.

Arizona became the first such state in 2018. Since then, at least nine other states followed suit: Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

However, Utah did something unique. The other states limited the program to just one industry or only a few select industries — most frequently financial technology, insurance, and legal services. In March, Utah expanded its program to all industries in the state. The bill …

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 12, 2022
Length: 33 pages
May 12, 2022
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on May 12, 2022, 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).


2 Cosponsors (2 Republicans)



May 12, 2022

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 4211 (117th) 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. 4211. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 117th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2021 to Jan 3, 2023. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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