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S. 1809 - STARS Act

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the treatment of seasonal positions for purposes of the employer shared responsibility requirement. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

STARS Act

S. 1809 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the treatment of seasonal positions for purposes of the employer shared responsibility requirement. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to simplify the treatment of seasonal positions for purposes of the employer shared responsibility requirement.
Other Titles
  • Simplifying Technical Aspects Regarding Seasonality Act of 2015
  • STARS Act
  • STARS Act
Sponsor
Kelly Ayotte
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Comprehensive health care
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Migrant, seasonal, agricultural labor
  • Sales and excise taxes
  • Tax administration and collection, taxpayers
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Major Actions
Introduced7/21/2015
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced7/21/2015
7/21/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
7/21/2015Introduced in Senate
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

39 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
STARS Act

39 organizations supported this bill

Accredited Snow Contractors Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Agricultural Retailers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
American Farm Bureau Federation
AFBF (2015, August 11). Senate Bill Clarifies Affordable Care Act’s Seasonal Employment Definition. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from AFBF.
American Honey Producers Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
American Sugar Cane League
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Associated Builders and Contractors
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Associated General Contractors of America
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Building Stone Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Federation of Employers & Workers of America
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Forest Resources Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
International Franchise Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Mulch & Soil Council
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Association of College Stores
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Association of RV Parks & Campgrounds
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Association of Theatre Owners
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Christmas Tree Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Club Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Council of Agricultural Employers
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Federation of Independent Business
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Hispanic Landscape Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Onion Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Potato Council
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Restaurant Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
National Retail Federation
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Outdoor Amusement Business Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Outdoor Power Equipment Institute
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Professional Golfers' Association of America
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Professional Landcare Network
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
responsible industry for a sound environment
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Snow & Ice Management Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Society of American Florists
Society of American Florists (2015, July 29). STARS Introduced in Senate: SAF Continues To Lead. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from SAF.
U.S. Apple Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
United Fresh Produce Association
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Utility Sprayer Alliance
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.
Western Growers
undersigned organizations (2015, July 29). Seasonal Employers Letter to Chairman Hatch and Ranking Member Wyden. Retrieved August 13, 2015, from National Club Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 114th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, November 29, 2010 – November 28, 2016.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$374,140$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$897,124$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$249,902$0
John BarrassoRWY$317,050$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$544,898$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$199,980$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,083,691$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$673,107$0
John BoozmanRAR$457,880$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$31,450$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$435,938$0
Richard BurrRNC$722,437$0
Maria CantwellDWA$264,069$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$465,804$0
Ben CardinDMD$304,350$0
Tom CarperDDE$217,125$0
Bob CaseyDPA$346,500$0
Bill CassidyRLA$899,120$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$71,550$0
William Thad CochranRMS$791,394$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$409,790$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$185,300$0
Bob CorkerRTN$515,593$0
John CornynRTX$713,606$0
Tom CottonRAR$822,427$0
Mike CrapoRID$317,246$0
Ted CruzRTX$826,195$0
Steve DainesRMT$616,587$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$263,383$0
Dick DurbinDIL$424,407$0
Mike EnziRWY$247,137$0
Joni ErnstRIA$279,049$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$385,861$0
Deb FischerRNE$392,924$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$579,378$0
Al FrankenDMN$344,477$0
Cory GardnerRCO$924,769$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$576,507$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$623,308$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$579,180$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$649,043$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$182,011$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$195,599$0
Dean HellerRNV$987,847$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$148,733$0
John HoevenRND$262,831$0
Jim InhofeROK$285,025$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$625,674$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$818,211$0
Tim KaineDVA$645,480$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$159,706$0
Mark KirkRIL$476,183$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$507,821$0
James LankfordROK$419,830$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$139,840$0
Mike LeeRUT$311,730$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$309,400$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$461,168$0
John McCainRAZ$732,403$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$512,464$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,530,091$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$620,954$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$220,941$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,900$0
Jerry MoranRKS$503,502$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$419,617$0
Chris MurphyDCT$329,248$0
Patty MurrayDWA$510,344$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$604,219$0
Rand PaulRKY$325,743$0
David PerdueRGA$687,980$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$402,487$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,354,799$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$168,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$242,509$0
Jim RischRID$172,437$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$737,974$0
Mike RoundsRSD$324,228$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,236,454$0
Bernie SandersIVT$68,820$0
Ben SasseRNE$281,810$0
Brian SchatzDHI$433,214$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$975,048$0
Tim ScottRSC$832,805$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$135,584$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$330,059$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$161,570$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$913,834$0
Dan SullivanRAK$436,853$0
Jon TesterDMT$336,036$0
John ThuneRSD$618,676$0
Thom TillisRNC$818,168$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$938,734$0
Tom UdallDNM$230,660$0
David VitterRLA$180,250$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$597,974$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$523,311$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$135,683$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$239,951$0
Ron WydenDOR$544,600$0

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Legislator Filters
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$374,140$0
Kelly AyotteRNH$897,124$0
Tammy BaldwinDWI$249,902$0
John BarrassoRWY$317,050$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$544,898$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$199,980$0
Roy BluntRMO$1,083,691$0
Cory A. BookerDNJ$673,107$0
John BoozmanRAR$457,880$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$31,450$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$435,938$0
Richard BurrRNC$722,437$0
Maria CantwellDWA$264,069$0
Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$465,804$0
Ben CardinDMD$304,350$0
Tom CarperDDE$217,125$0
Bob CaseyDPA$346,500$0
Bill CassidyRLA$899,120$0
Daniel CoatsRIN$71,550$0
William Thad CochranRMS$791,394$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$409,790$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$185,300$0
Bob CorkerRTN$515,593$0
John CornynRTX$713,606$0
Tom CottonRAR$822,427$0
Mike CrapoRID$317,246$0
Ted CruzRTX$826,195$0
Steve DainesRMT$616,587$0
Joe DonnellyDIN$263,383$0
Dick DurbinDIL$424,407$0
Mike EnziRWY$247,137$0
Joni ErnstRIA$279,049$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$385,861$0
Deb FischerRNE$392,924$0
Jeff FlakeRAZ$579,378$0
Al FrankenDMN$344,477$0
Cory GardnerRCO$924,769$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$576,507$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$623,308$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$579,180$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$649,043$0
Martin HeinrichDNM$182,011$0
Heidi HeitkampDND$195,599$0
Dean HellerRNV$987,847$0
Mazie K. HironoDHI$148,733$0
John HoevenRND$262,831$0
Jim InhofeROK$285,025$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$625,674$0
Ron JohnsonRWI$818,211$0
Tim KaineDVA$645,480$0
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$159,706$0
Mark KirkRIL$476,183$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$507,821$0
James LankfordROK$419,830$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$139,840$0
Mike LeeRUT$311,730$0
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$309,400$0
Ed MarkeyDMA$461,168$0
John McCainRAZ$732,403$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$512,464$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,530,091$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$620,954$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$220,941$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$37,900$0
Jerry MoranRKS$503,502$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$419,617$0
Chris MurphyDCT$329,248$0
Patty MurrayDWA$510,344$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$604,219$0
Rand PaulRKY$325,743$0
David PerdueRGA$687,980$0
Gary C. PetersDMI$402,487$0
Rob PortmanROH$1,354,799$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$168,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$242,509$0
Jim RischRID$172,437$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$737,974$0
Mike RoundsRSD$324,228$0
Marco RubioRFL$1,236,454$0
Bernie SandersIVT$68,820$0
Ben SasseRNE$281,810$0
Brian SchatzDHI$433,214$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$975,048$0
Tim ScottRSC$832,805$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$135,584$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$330,059$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$161,570$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$913,834$0
Dan SullivanRAK$436,853$0
Jon TesterDMT$336,036$0
John ThuneRSD$618,676$0
Thom TillisRNC$818,168$0
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$938,734$0
Tom UdallDNM$230,660$0
David VitterRLA$180,250$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$597,974$0
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$523,311$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$135,683$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$239,951$0
Ron WydenDOR$544,600$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Business services$6,782,239
Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,831,210
Industrial/commercial equipment & materials$3,706,819
Hotels & motels$3,225,273
Professional sports, arenas & related equip & svcs$2,913,425
Stone, clay, glass & concrete products$2,317,378
Forestry & Forest Products$2,075,038
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
Sugar cane & sugar beets$1,830,846
Casinos, racetracks & gambling$1,691,492
Services$1,530,577
Agricultural services & related industries$1,420,173
Vegetables, fruits and tree nut$1,185,731
Agricultural chemicals (fertilizers & pesticides)$1,184,786
Food wholesalers$972,709
Retail trade$815,174
Poultry & eggs$811,863
Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
General business associations$683,423
Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
Landscaping & Excavation Svcs$481,151
Other commodities (incl rice, peanuts, honey)$444,677
Farm organizations & cooperatives$442,066
Builders associations$431,550
Small business associations$392,318
Movie Theaters$232,750
Agriculture$189,296
Farm bureaus$165,148
Recreation/Entertainment$93,766

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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