A wide-ranging coalition of trade groups is backing a bill that would protect businesses making erroneous but good-faith year- 2000 disclosures.

In an Aug. 19 letter to President Clinton and congressional leaders, 50 trade associations representing everything from banking to manufacturing pledged support for the Year 2000 Readiness Disclosure Act, which would provide safety from liability. The bill was introduced in the House on Aug. 6.

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