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H.R. 2 (93rd): Employee Retirement Income Security Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) (Pub.L. 93–406, 88 Stat. 829, enacted September 2, 1974, codified in part at 29 U.S.C. ch. 18) is a federal United States tax and labor law that establishes minimum standards for pension plans in private industry. It contains rules on the federal income tax effects of transactions associated with employee benefit plans. ERISA was enacted to protect the interests of employee benefit plan participants and their beneficiaries by:

  • Requiring the disclosure of financial and other information concerning the plan to beneficiaries;
  • Establishing standards of conduct for plan fiduciaries;
  • Providing for appropriate remedies and access to the federal courts.

ERISA is sometimes used to refer to the full body of laws that regulate employee benefit plans, which are ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jan 3, 1973
93rd Congress (1973–1974)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Sep 2, 1974

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on September 2, 1974.

Law
Pub.L. 93-406
Sponsor

John Dent

Representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Democrat

Text

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Last Updated: Sep 2, 1974

Source

History

Jan 3, 1973
 
Introduced

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

Feb 28, 1974
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Mar 4, 1974
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Sep 2, 1974
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Sep 2, 1974
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

H.R. 2 (93rd) 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. 2. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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