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S. 1454 - TITLE Act

Crime and law enforcement. 115th Congress (2017-2018) View bill details
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A bill to ensure that persons who form corporations in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations, in order to prevent the formation of corporations with hidden owners, stop the misuse of United States corporations by wrongdoers, and assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other criminal and civil… More
A bill to ensure that persons who form corporations in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations, in order to prevent the formation of corporations with hidden owners, stop the misuse of United States corporations by wrongdoers, and assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other criminal and civil misconduct involving United States corporations, and for other purposes. (by CRS) Hide
 
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TITLE Act

S. 1454 — 115th Congress (2017–2018)

Summary
A bill to ensure that persons who form corporations in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations, in order to prevent the formation of corporations with hidden owners, stop the misuse of United States corporations by wrongdoers, and assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other criminal and civil misconduct involving United States corporations, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to ensure that persons who form corporations in the United States disclose the beneficial owners of those corporations, in order to prevent the formation of corporations with hidden owners, stop the misuse of United States corporations by wrongdoers, and assist law enforcement in detecting, preventing, and punishing terrorism, money laundering, tax evasion, and other criminal and civil misconduct involving United States corporations, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • TITLE Act
  • TITLE Act
  • True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement Act
  • True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement Act
  • TITLE Act
Sponsor
Sheldon Whitehouse
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Business records
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Congressional oversight
  • Corporate finance and management
  • Criminal investigation, prosecution, interrogation
  • Currency
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Terrorism
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    Major Actions
    Introduced6/28/2017
    Referred to Committee
    Bill History

    There have been no votes on this bill.

    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced6/28/2017
    6/28/2017Introduced in Senate
    6/28/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
    2/06/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
    NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

    Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

    1 Organization Supports and 22 Oppose; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    TITLE Act

    1 organization support this bill

    U.S. PIRG
    U.S. PIRG (2017, June 28). U.S. PIRG APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF BILL TO END ANONYMOUS SHELL COMPANIES. Retrieved June 29, 2017, from U.S. PIRG.

    22 organizations oppose this bill

    Air Conditioning Contractors of America
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    American Bar Association
    Bass, Hilarie (2018, February 1). ABA Opposes S. 1454, the "True Incorporation Transparency for Law Enforcement (TITLE) Act,” Supports Other Means to Fight Money Laundering. Retrieved February 2, 2018, from American Bar Association.
    Angel Capital Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Associated Builders and Contractors
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Associated General Contractors of America
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    International Franchise Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Association for the Self-Employed
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Association of Manufacturers
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Federation of Independent Business
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Retail Federation
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Small Business Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    National Venture Capital Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Petroleum Marketers Association of America
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Promotional Products Association International
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Real Estate Roundtable
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Service Station Dealers of America and Allied Trades
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Small Business Legislative Council
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    Tire Industry Association
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    undersigned organizations (2018, February 6). Coalition Letter: Small Business Groups Oppose “Title Act” – Unprecedented Burden and Complexity. Retrieved February 8, 2018, from SBECouncil.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 115th 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 Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$454,058
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$704,174
    John BarrassoRWY$0$258,766
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$2,087,505
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$1,004,542
    Roy BluntRMO$0$1,003,226
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$2,524,757
    John BoozmanRAR$0$242,318
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$2,022,913
    Richard BurrRNC$0$874,811
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$768,135
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$683,175
    Ben CardinDMD$0$584,885
    Tom CarperDDE$0$319,522
    Bob CaseyDPA$500$1,818,491
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$731,422
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$569,580
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$463,389
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$991,410
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$725,263
    John CornynRTX$0$1,125,907
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$1,095,795
    Tom CottonRAR$0$863,007
    Mike CrapoRID$0$346,704
    Ted CruzRTX$0$1,392,973
    Steve DainesRMT$0$415,577
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$861,555
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$1,226,935
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$1,256,824
    Mike EnziRWY$0$220,477
    Joni ErnstRIA$0$179,494
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$648,649
    Deb FischerRNE$0$266,938
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$552,347
    Al FrankenDMN$0$1,114,039
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$807,622
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$2,352,590
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$1,195,989
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$592,966
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$1,922,016
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$1,053,190
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$912,020
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$742,562
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$583,595
    Dean HellerRNV$0$520,363
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$675,804
    John HoevenRND$0$164,613
    Jim InhofeROK$0$266,550
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$786,834
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$913,416
    Tim KaineDVA$0$2,589,067
    John KennedyRLA$0$294,950
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$328,048
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$730,796
    James LankfordROK$0$393,490
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$580,849
    Mike LeeRUT$0$491,891
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$443,800
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$1,769,733
    John McCainRAZ$0$895,490
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$2,066,142
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$1,686,313
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,591,319
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$503,228
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$318,114
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$424,644
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$1,011,343
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$854,760
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$1,829,395
    Rand PaulRKY$0$417,150
    David PerdueRGA$0$558,250
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$1,405,115
    Rob PortmanROH$0$1,826,742
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$387,095
    Jim RischRID$0$149,711
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$510,222
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$301,035
    Marco RubioRFL$0$1,218,737
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$86,272
    Ben SasseRNE$0$292,460
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$1,117,645
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$2,428,477
    Tim ScottRSC$0$1,009,869
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$778,527
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$316,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$250$792,657
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$637,463
    Jon TesterDMT$0$1,363,842
    John ThuneRSD$0$505,681
    Thom TillisRNC$0$763,380
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,554,238
    Tom UdallDNM$0$703,185
    Chris Van HollenDMD$9,900$3,171,984
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$1,678,692
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$2,136,391
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$713,442
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$287,215
    Ron WydenDOR$0$1,063,906
    Todd YoungRIN$0$724,807

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    Legislator Filters
    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Support
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Oppose
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$0$454,058
    Tammy BaldwinDWI$0$704,174
    John BarrassoRWY$0$258,766
    Michael F. BennetDCO$0$2,087,505
    Richard BlumenthalDCT$0$1,004,542
    Roy BluntRMO$0$1,003,226
    Cory A. BookerDNJ$0$2,524,757
    John BoozmanRAR$0$242,318
    Sherrod BrownDOH$0$2,022,913
    Richard BurrRNC$0$874,811
    Maria CantwellDWA$0$768,135
    Shelley Moore CapitoRWV$0$683,175
    Ben CardinDMD$0$584,885
    Tom CarperDDE$0$319,522
    Bob CaseyDPA$500$1,818,491
    Bill CassidyRLA$0$731,422
    William Thad CochranRMS$0$569,580
    Susan M. CollinsRME$0$463,389
    Christopher A. CoonsDDE$0$991,410
    Bob CorkerRTN$0$725,263
    John CornynRTX$0$1,125,907
    Catherine Cortez MastoDNV$0$1,095,795
    Tom CottonRAR$0$863,007
    Mike CrapoRID$0$346,704
    Ted CruzRTX$0$1,392,973
    Steve DainesRMT$0$415,577
    Joe DonnellyDIN$0$861,555
    Tammy DuckworthDIL$0$1,226,935
    Dick DurbinDIL$0$1,256,824
    Mike EnziRWY$0$220,477
    Joni ErnstRIA$0$179,494
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$0$648,649
    Deb FischerRNE$0$266,938
    Jeff FlakeRAZ$0$552,347
    Al FrankenDMN$0$1,114,039
    Cory GardnerRCO$0$807,622
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$0$2,352,590
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$0$1,195,989
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$0$592,966
    Kamala D. HarrisDCA$0$1,922,016
    Margaret Wood HassanDNH$0$1,053,190
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$0$912,020
    Martin HeinrichDNM$0$742,562
    Heidi HeitkampDND$0$583,595
    Dean HellerRNV$0$520,363
    Mazie K. HironoDHI$0$675,804
    John HoevenRND$0$164,613
    Jim InhofeROK$0$266,550
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$786,834
    Ron JohnsonRWI$0$913,416
    Tim KaineDVA$0$2,589,067
    John KennedyRLA$0$294,950
    Angus S. King, Jr.IME$0$328,048
    Amy KlobucharDMN$0$730,796
    James LankfordROK$0$393,490
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$0$580,849
    Mike LeeRUT$0$491,891
    Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$0$443,800
    Ed MarkeyDMA$0$1,769,733
    John McCainRAZ$0$895,490
    Claire McCaskillDMO$0$2,066,142
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$0$1,686,313
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$0$1,591,319
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$0$503,228
    Jerry MoranRKS$0$318,114
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$0$424,644
    Chris MurphyDCT$0$1,011,343
    Patty MurrayDWA$0$854,760
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$0$1,829,395
    Rand PaulRKY$0$417,150
    David PerdueRGA$0$558,250
    Gary C. PetersDMI$0$1,405,115
    Rob PortmanROH$0$1,826,742
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$0$387,095
    Jim RischRID$0$149,711
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$0$510,222
    Mike RoundsRSD$0$301,035
    Marco RubioRFL$0$1,218,737
    Bernie SandersIVT$0$86,272
    Ben SasseRNE$0$292,460
    Brian SchatzDHI$0$1,117,645
    Chuck SchumerDNY$0$2,428,477
    Tim ScottRSC$0$1,009,869
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$0$778,527
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$0$316,000
    Debbie StabenowDMI$250$792,657
    Luther StrangeRAL$0$0
    Dan SullivanRAK$0$637,463
    Jon TesterDMT$0$1,363,842
    John ThuneRSD$0$505,681
    Thom TillisRNC$0$763,380
    Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$0$1,554,238
    Tom UdallDNM$0$703,185
    Chris Van HollenDMD$9,900$3,171,984
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$0$1,678,692
    Elizabeth WarrenDMA$0$2,136,391
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$0$713,442
    Roger F. WickerRMS$0$287,215
    Ron WydenDOR$0$1,063,906
    Todd YoungRIN$0$724,807

    Interest Groups that support this bill

    $ Donated
    Consumer groups$10,650

    Interest Groups that oppose this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$63,882,327
    Real Estate developers & subdividers$12,602,686
    Venture capital$5,202,717
    Petroleum refining & marketing$2,968,574
    Gasoline service stations$1,021,363
    Truck/Automotive parts & accessories$1,010,860
    Retail trade$845,279
    General business associations$660,023
    Manufacturing$592,718
    Plumbing, heating & air conditioning$559,108
    Builders associations$439,050
    Other construction-related products$418,231
    Marketing research services$378,348
    Small business associations$377,819
    Chambers of commerce$362,426
    Building materials$271,726
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