H.R. 1965 (112th): To amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes.

May 24, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Passed House)
James Himes
Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district
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Last Updated
Nov 07, 2011
6 pages
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This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on November 2, 2011 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced May 24, 2011
Referred to Committee May 24, 2011
Reported by Committee Oct 26, 2011
Passed House Nov 02, 2011

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 02, 2011 2:28 p.m.
Passed 420/2

18 cosponsors (12R, 6D) (show)

House Financial Services

Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

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11/2/2011--Passed House amended.
Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to increase from $1 million to $10 million the shareholder registration threshold for an issuer of securities.
Requires an issuer that is either a bank or a bank holding company to register a security with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if its assets exceed $10 million and include a certain class of equity security held of record by 2,000 or more persons.
Requires termination of a security registration in the case of a bank or a bank holding company if the number of holders of record of the class of security is reduced to less than 1,200. Repeals periodic reporting requirements also for such a bank or bank holding company.
Directs the Chief Economist and the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC to conduct a joint cost-benefit analysis of shareholder registration thresholds.
Directs the SEC to issue final regulations to implement this Act not later than 1 year after its date of enactment.

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