Senate Bill 2757
116th Congress(2019-2020)
HELP for Small Businesses Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 31, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 31, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 15, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2757
Congress
116
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Oklahoma
New Hampshire
Oklahoma
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Harmless Error Lesser Penalty for Small Businesses Act or the HELP for Small Businesses Act

This bill prohibits an agency from imposing a civil fine on a small business for a first-time paperwork violation, with the exceptions that the agency may levy a fine for a violation that (1) interferes with the detection of criminal activity; (2) contravenes an internal revenue law; or (3) endangers public health, safety or interest.

Text (2)
December 15, 2020
October 31, 2019
Actions (5)
12/15/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 628.
12/15/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-326.
03/11/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/31/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/31/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 1, 2019 4:57:39 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:01:03 PM