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H.R. 2482 (96th): Small Business Employee Ownership Act

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A bill to promote the ownership of small businesses by their employees and to provide a means whereby employees can purchase their companies which would otherwise be closed, liquidated, or relocated, and to assure that firms owned wholly or partly by their employees are eligible for all forms of assistance from the Small Business Administration.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Feb 28, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 28, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Alvin Baldus

Representative for Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district


See Instead

S. 388 (same title)
Passed Senate (House next) — May 1, 1979



Feb 28, 1979

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H.R. 2482 (96th) 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.

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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