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H.R. 658 (108th): Accountant, Compliance, and Enforcement Staffing Act of 2003

To provide for the protection of investors, increase confidence in the capital markets system, and fully implement the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 by streamlining the hiring process for certain employment positions in the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sponsor and status

Richard Baker

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jun 19, 2003
Length: 2 pages
Feb 11, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Jul 3, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on July 3, 2003.

Pub.L. 108-44

1 Cosponsor (1 Republican)



Feb 11, 2003

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Mar 26, 2003
Ordered Reported

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Jun 17, 2003
Passed House (Senate next)

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Jun 19, 2003
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jul 3, 2003
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 658 (108th) was 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 658. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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