H.R. 1082 (112th): Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 15, 2011 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 91

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1082

[Report No. 112–143]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 15, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Cooper) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

July 12, 2011

Additional sponsors: Mrs. Biggert, Mr. Stivers, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. LaTourette, Mr. Garrett, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Nunnelee, and Mr. Ross of Arkansas

July 12, 2011

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic


A BILL

To amend the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to provide a registration exemption for private equity fund advisers, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.

2.

Registration and reporting exemptions relating to private equity funds advisors

Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–3) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(o)

Exemption of and reporting requirements by private equity funds advisors

(1)

In general

Except as provided in this subsection, no investment adviser shall be subject to the registration or reporting requirements of this title with respect to the provision of investment advice relating to a private equity fund or funds.

(2)

Maintenance of records and access by Commission

Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Commission shall issue final rules—

(A)

to require investment advisers described in paragraph (1) to maintain such records and provide to the Commission such annual or other reports as the Commission taking into account fund size, governance, investment strategy, risk, and other factors, as the Commission determines necessary and appropriate in the public interest and for the protection of investors; and

(B)

to define the term private equity fund for purposes of this subsection.

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1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Small Business Capital Access and Job Preservation Act.

2.

Registration and reporting exemptions relating to private equity funds advisors

Section 203 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–3) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(o)

Exemption of and reporting requirements by private equity funds advisors

(1)

In general

Except as provided in this subsection, no investment adviser shall be subject to the registration or reporting requirements of this title with respect to the provision of investment advice relating to a private equity fund or funds, provided that each such fund has not borrowed and does not have outstanding a principal amount in excess of twice its invested capital commitments.

(2)

Maintenance of records and access by Commission

Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Commission shall issue final rules—

(A)

to require investment advisers described in paragraph (1) to maintain such records and provide to the Commission such annual or other reports as the Commission taking into account fund size, governance, investment strategy, risk, and other factors, as the Commission determines necessary and appropriate in the public interest and for the protection of investors; and

(B)

to define the term private equity fund for purposes of this subsection.

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July 12, 2011

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed