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S. 30 - Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015

Taxation. 114th Congress (2015-2016) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS) 
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The bill has been referred to committee. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015

S. 30 — 114th Congress (2015–2016)

Summary
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the definition of full-time employee for purposes of the employer mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Other Titles
  • Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015
  • Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015
Sponsor
Susan M. Collins
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Taxation
  • Employee benefits and pensions
  • Health care costs and insurance
  • Health care coverage and access
  • Sales and excise taxes
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    Major Actions
    Introduced1/06/2015
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced1/06/2015
    1/06/2015Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
    1/06/2015Introduced in Senate
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    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    32 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Forty Hours Is Full Time Act of 2015

    32 organizations supported this bill

    American Hotel & Lodging Association
    American Hotel & Lodging Association (2015, January 7). Hotel Industry Welcomes Senate Bill to Restore 40-Hour Work Week. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from Hotel News Resource.
    American Pizza Community
    American Pizza Community (2015, June 19). THE AMERICAN PIZZA COMMUNITY SERVED A SLICE OF SMALL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE TO POLICYMAKERS AT ANNUAL FLY-IN. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from American Pizza Community.
    American Rental Association
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    Asian American Hotel Owners Association
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    Coalition of Franchisee Associations
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    Dominos Franchisee Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    Dunkin Donuts Independent Franchise Owners
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    Food Marketing Institute
    Food Marketing Institute (2015, January 6). FMI Supports Practical Workweek Legislation. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from Food Marketing Institute.
    HR Policy Association
    Yager, Daniel V. (2015, January 21). RE: S. 30, the Forty Hours Is Full-Time Act of 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from HR Policy Association.
    Independent Organization of Little Caesar Franchisees
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    International Franchise Association
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    More Time for Full Time
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 22). Letter to Senate on 40 Hours. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Association for Home Care & Hospice
    National Association for Home Care & Hospice (2015, January 8). Senator Collins, along with and Senators Donnelly, Manchin and Murkowski Introduce Legislation Amending the ACA to Establish 40 Hours a Week as Full Time Employment. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
    National Association of Health Underwriters
    National Association of Health Underwriters (2015, January 8). NAHU Supports Repealing 30-Hour Work Week. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Association of Health Underwriters.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Association of Theatre Owners
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Club Association
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Council of Chain Restaurants
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    Reller, Eric (2015, January 22). Senate Hearing Addresses Full-Time Employment Under Obamacare. Retrieved January 28, 2015, from NFIB.
    National Franchisee Association
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    National Grocers Association
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    National Restaurant Association
    National Restaurant Association (2015, January 8). National Restaurant Association Chairman Crawford: “40-Hour Workweek Vital to America’s Restaurants”. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from Travel and Tour World.
    National Retail Federation
    French, David (2015, January 7). National Retail Federation Urges Passage Of The Save American Workers Act. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from National Retail Federation.
    North American Association of Subway Franchisees
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    Retail Industry Leaders Association
    Rinzel, Joe (2015, January 6). Retailers Support House and Senate Bills to Restore 40-Hour Work Week. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from Retail Industry Leaders Association.
    Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    Kerrigan, Karen (2015, January 7). Support Letter for S. 30: “Forty is Full Time Act”. Retrieved January 8, 2015, from Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council .
    Society for Human Resource Management
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.
    Society of American Florists
    Undersigned organizations (2015, January 22). MT4FT Please Cosponsor S30 Letter. Retrieved October 13, 2015, from College & University Professional Association for Human Resources.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    More Time for Full Time (2015, January 6). MTFT Senate Letter. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from More Time for Full Time.

    2 organizations opposed this bill

    AFL-CIO
    Samuel, William (2015, January 6). Legislative Alert. Retrieved January 7, 2015, from AFL-CIO.
    National Education Association
    Kusler, Mary (2015, January 21). Letter to HELP Committee on ACA definition of "full-time". Retrieved October 13, 2015, from National Education 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$332,997$2,000
    Kelly AyotteRNH$677,540$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$175,425$47,280
    John BarrassoRWY$229,200$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$490,668$10,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$205,495$17,000
    Roy BluntRMO$747,589$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$399,255$24,750
    John BoozmanRAR$233,070$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$17,700$1,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$307,568$42,800
    Richard BurrRNC$529,237$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$181,517$700
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$315,204$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$291,102$30,000
    Tom CarperDDE$216,005$2,600
    Bob CaseyDPA$339,292$43,200
    Bill CassidyRLA$572,751$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$57,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$246,653$2,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$316,973$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$162,175$16,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$405,615$0
    John CornynRTX$476,842$0
    Tom CottonRAR$506,753$0
    Mike CrapoRID$229,099$0
    Ted CruzRTX$460,427$0
    Steve DainesRMT$368,387$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$161,533$25,250
    Dick DurbinDIL$369,990$17,500
    Mike EnziRWY$197,350$1,000
    Joni ErnstRIA$212,449$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$160,769$13,500
    Deb FischerRNE$316,365$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$434,610$0
    Al FrankenDMN$234,602$25,400
    Cory GardnerRCO$553,745$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$429,771$21,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$367,079$1,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$330,416$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$583,443$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$174,557$20,450
    Heidi HeitkampDND$155,595$20,550
    Dean HellerRNV$488,717$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$117,662$21,500
    John HoevenRND$141,486$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$164,400$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$469,400$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$597,702$0
    Tim KaineDVA$494,511$35,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$99,641$5,000
    Mark KirkRIL$380,711$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$340,305$20,000
    James LankfordROK$342,590$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,890$20,000
    Mike LeeRUT$176,630$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$248,350$26,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$368,173$49,000
    John McCainRAZ$435,298$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$293,081$29,350
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,095,148$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$469,054$25,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$107,125$20,250
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$35,600$2,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$287,000$2,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$257,292$5,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$261,252$35,750
    Patty MurrayDWA$351,738$29,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$334,227$20,750
    Rand PaulRKY$199,988$0
    David PerdueRGA$452,450$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$377,368$41,850
    Rob PortmanROH$918,875$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$130,350$20,500
    Harry ReidDNV$179,149$4,900
    Jim RischRID$98,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$320,750$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$258,325$0
    Marco RubioRFL$826,967$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$30,600$20,800
    Ben SasseRNE$204,060$2,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$308,164$32,500
    Chuck SchumerDNY$725,958$26,200
    Tim ScottRSC$807,835$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$81,650$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$296,409$28,500
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$143,350$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$427,946$28,950
    Dan SullivanRAK$300,019$500
    Jon TesterDMT$234,877$31,250
    John ThuneRSD$441,413$1,000
    Thom TillisRNC$537,546$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$833,713$0
    Tom UdallDNM$159,930$20,500
    David VitterRLA$79,850$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$588,425$21,200
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$432,820$48,750
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$103,789$23,050
    Roger F. WickerRMS$170,202$0
    Ron WydenDOR$506,479$13,000

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$332,997$2,000
    Kelly AyotteRNH$677,540$0
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$175,425$47,280
    John BarrassoRWY$229,200$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$490,668$10,000
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$205,495$17,000
    Roy BluntRMO$747,589$0
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$399,255$24,750
    John BoozmanRAR$233,070$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$17,700$1,000
    Sherrod BrownDOH$307,568$42,800
    Richard BurrRNC$529,237$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$181,517$700
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$315,204$7,000
    Ben CardinDMD$291,102$30,000
    Tom CarperDDE$216,005$2,600
    Bob CaseyDPA$339,292$43,200
    Bill CassidyRLA$572,751$0
    Daniel CoatsRIN$57,500$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$246,653$2,000
    Susan M. CollinsRME$316,973$1,000
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$162,175$16,000
    Bob CorkerRTN$405,615$0
    John CornynRTX$476,842$0
    Tom CottonRAR$506,753$0
    Mike CrapoRID$229,099$0
    Ted CruzRTX$460,427$0
    Steve DainesRMT$368,387$0
    Joe DonnellyDIN$161,533$25,250
    Dick DurbinDIL$369,990$17,500
    Mike EnziRWY$197,350$1,000
    Joni ErnstRIA$212,449$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$160,769$13,500
    Deb FischerRNE$316,365$0
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$434,610$0
    Al FrankenDMN$234,602$25,400
    Cory GardnerRCO$553,745$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$429,771$21,000
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$367,079$1,000
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$330,416$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$583,443$0
    Martin HeinrichDNM$174,557$20,450
    Heidi HeitkampDND$155,595$20,550
    Dean HellerRNV$488,717$0
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$117,662$21,500
    John HoevenRND$141,486$2,000
    Jim InhofeROK$164,400$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$469,400$0
    Ron JohnsonRWI$597,702$0
    Tim KaineDVA$494,511$35,500
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$99,641$5,000
    Mark KirkRIL$380,711$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$340,305$20,000
    James LankfordROK$342,590$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$79,890$20,000
    Mike LeeRUT$176,630$0
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$248,350$26,000
    Ed MarkeyDMA$368,173$49,000
    John McCainRAZ$435,298$250
    Claire McCaskillDMO$293,081$29,350
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$1,095,148$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$469,054$25,500
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$107,125$20,250
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$35,600$2,000
    Jerry MoranRKS$287,000$2,000
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$257,292$5,000
    Chris MurphyDCT$261,252$35,750
    Patty MurrayDWA$351,738$29,500
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$334,227$20,750
    Rand PaulRKY$199,988$0
    David PerdueRGA$452,450$0
    Gary C. PetersDMI$377,368$41,850
    Rob PortmanROH$918,875$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$130,350$20,500
    Harry ReidDNV$179,149$4,900
    Jim RischRID$98,750$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$320,750$0
    Mike RoundsRSD$258,325$0
    Marco RubioRFL$826,967$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$30,600$20,800
    Ben SasseRNE$204,060$2,000
    Brian SchatzDHI$308,164$32,500
    Chuck SchumerDNY$725,958$26,200
    Tim ScottRSC$807,835$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$81,650$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$296,409$28,500
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$143,350$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$427,946$28,950
    Dan SullivanRAK$300,019$500
    Jon TesterDMT$234,877$31,250
    John ThuneRSD$441,413$1,000
    Thom TillisRNC$537,546$0
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$833,713$0
    Tom UdallDNM$159,930$20,500
    David VitterRLA$79,850$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$588,425$21,200
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$432,820$48,750
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$103,789$23,050
    Roger F. WickerRMS$170,202$0
    Ron WydenDOR$506,479$13,000

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Business services$6,782,239
    Restaurants & drinking establishments$5,392,834
    Accident & health insurance$4,285,129
    Hotels & motels$3,225,273
    Trucking companies & services$2,545,921
    Department, variety & convenience stores$1,941,921
    Food stores$1,740,226
    Home care services$1,140,927
    Gasoline service stations$1,010,372
    Retail trade$815,174
    Amusement/recreation centers$690,829
    General business associations$683,423
    Manufacturing$635,786
    Equipment rental & leasing$605,597
    Florists & Nursery Services$492,237
    Builders associations$431,550
    Small business associations$392,318
    Food catering & food services$386,621
    Chambers of commerce$358,176
    Movie Theaters$232,750

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Teachers unions$910,780
    Labor Unions$197,000
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