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S.1302: Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about labor and employment
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 50 (28 Democrats, 22 Republicans)
Introduced July 16, 2013
Latest Major Action March 25, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the Senate   
  • Bill passed in the House   
  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

Cooperative and Small Employer Charity Pension Flexibility Act - (Sec. 2) Declares that: (1) defined benefit pension plans are a cost-effective way for cooperative associations and charities to provide their employees with economic security in retirement, (2) many cooperative associations and charitable organizations are only able to provide their employees with defined benefit pension plans because those organizations are able to pool their resources using the multiple employer plan structure, and (3) the pension funding rules should encourage cooperative associations and charities to continue to provide their employees with pension benefits.

(Sec. 3) Makes this Act generally applicable to years beginning after December 31, 2013.

)Title I: Amendments to Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and Other Provisions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to define a "cooperative and s...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 25, 2014 See also H.R. 4275.
Jan. 29, 2014 Held at the desk.
Jan. 29, 2014 Received in the House.
Jan. 28, 2014 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Jan. 28, 2014 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Jan. 28, 2014 The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text of committee substitute as amended: CR S546-554)
Jan. 28, 2014 Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S545-554)
Oct. 30, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 230.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
July 16, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
July 16, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.