H.R. 3763 (107th): Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Introduced:

Feb 14, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 30, 2002

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 30, 2002.

Law:

Pub.L. 107-204

Sponsor:

Michael Oxley

Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2002
Length: 66 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 (Pub.L. 107–204, 116 Stat. 745, enacted July 30, 2002), also known as the "Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act" (in the Senate) and "Corporate and Auditing Accountability and Responsibility Act" (in the House) and more commonly called Sarbanes–Oxley, Sarbox or SOX, is a United States federal law that set ...

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History

Feb 14, 2002
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Apr 16, 2002
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Apr 24, 2002
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jul 15, 2002
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 16, 2002
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the Senate (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Jul 25, 2002
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 25, 2002
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Jul 30, 2002
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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