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S. 1076 (96th): Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendments Act of 1980

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A bill to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, for the purpose of improving retirement income security under private multiemployer pension plans by strengthening the funding requirements for those plans, authorizing plan preservation measures for financially troubled multiemployer pension plans, and revising the manner in which the pension plan termination insurance provisions apply to multiemployer plans.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

May 3, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Enacted Via Other Measures

Provisions of this bill were incorporated into other bills which were enacted.


Harrison Williams Jr.

Senator for New Jersey


See Instead

H.R. 3904 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Sep 26, 1980



May 3, 1979

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S. 1076 (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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