Rep. Maloney Introduces Controversial Disclosure Bill to House
Resembling a 2010 bill enacted by California, H.R. 4842, the Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014, was recently introduced in the House of Representatives. The proposed bill requires U.S. public companies with $100 million in yearly sales to submit annual reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) detailing their efforts to recognize suppliers that use slaves, forced labor or children for producing goods. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the bill’s sponsor, remarked that the requirement would inform consumers on what measures companies are taking to stop illegal labor practices, and reaffirms such businesses to communicate what. Read More.
Topics: Business Supply Chain, Carolyn Maloney, Center for Capital Market Competitiveness, Disclosures, First Amendment, House of Representatives, Thomas Quaadman, Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2014, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC"