H.R. 1356 (112th): Capital Access for Main Street Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 04, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1356

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 4, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Tipton, and Mr. Gardner) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services

A BILL

To provide amortization authority in certain situations, for purposes of capital calculation under the Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Capital Access for Main Street Act of 2011.

2.

Commercial real estate loan loss amortization

(a)

In general

For purposes of capital calculation under the Financial Institutions Examination Council’s Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income, an insured depository institution with assets of less than $10,000,000,000 may choose to amortize any loss or write-down, on a quarterly straight-line basis over the 7-year period beginning with the month in which such loss or write-down occurs, incurred with respect to—

(1)

a loan secured by commercial real estate; or

(2)

other real estate owned.

(b)

Effective date

The provisions of this section shall apply with respect to capital calculations under Consolidated Reports of Condition and Income made for losses and write-downs referred to in subsection (a) that occur during the 3-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c)

Definitions

For purposes of this section:

(1)

Insured depository institution

The term insured depository institution shall have the meaning given such term under section 3(c)(2) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813(c)(2)).

(2)

Other real estate owned

The term other real estate owned shall have the meaning given such term under section 34.81 of title 12, Code of Federal Regulations.