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H.R. 3216 - Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2017

Introduced: 2017-07-13
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
 
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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3216


    To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of a company’s domestic and foreign employees.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 13, 2017

    Mr. McNerney introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


A BILL

    To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the disclosure of the total number of a company’s domestic and foreign employees.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Outsourcing Accountability Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Required disclosure of number of domestic and foreign employees.

Section 13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78m) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(s) Disclosure of number of domestic and foreign employees.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Beginning the first full fiscal year that begins after the date of enactment of this subsection, each issuer required to file reports with the Commission pursuant to subsection (a) shall disclose annually to the Commission and to shareholders—

“(A) the total number of employees of the issuer and each consolidated subsidiary of the issuer who are domiciled in the United States and listed by number in each State;

“(B) the total number of such employees physically working in and domiciled in any country other than the United States, listed by number in each country; and

“(C) the percentage increase or decrease in the numbers required under subparagraphs (A) and (B) from the previous reporting year.

“(2) EXEMPTIONS.—

“(A) NEWER PUBLIC COMPANIES.—An issuer shall not be subject to the requirement under paragraph (1) for the first 5 years after the issuer is first required to file reports with the Commission pursuant to subsection (a).

“(B) SMALLER COMPANIES.—An issuer that had total annual gross revenues of less than $1,000,000,000 during its most recently completed fiscal year shall not be subject to the requirement under paragraph (1).

“(3) REGULATIONS.—The Commission may promulgate such regulations as it considers necessary to implement the requirement set forth in paragraph (1).”.


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