H.R. 5070 (107th): Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002


Jul 9, 2002
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 9, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John LaFalce

Representative for New York's 29th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2002
Length: 116 pages

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S. 2673 (same title)
Passed Senate — Jul 15, 2002

About the bill

Full Title

To improve quality and transparency in financial reporting and independent audits and accounting services for public companies, to create a Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, to enhance the standard setting process for accounting practices, to strengthen the independence of firms that audit public companies, to increase corporate responsibility and the usefulness of corporate financial disclosure, to protect the objectivity and independence of securities analysts, to improve Securities and Exchange Commission resources and oversight, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

7/9/2002--Introduced.Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 - Establishes the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to impose sanctions upon registered public accounting firms and their associated persons.Authorizes ... Read more >

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Jul 9, 2002

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 5070”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


6 cosponsors (6D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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S. 2673 (identical)

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jul 15, 2002

H.R. 3763 (Related)
Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Enacted — Signed by the President
Jul 30, 2002

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