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Text of the Money Remittances Improvement Act of 2012

This bill was introduced on December 5, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Dec 5, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6637

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 5, 2012

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

A BILL

To allow the Secretary of the Treasury to rely on State examinations for certain financial institutions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Money Remittances Improvement Act of 2012.

2.

Compliance authority for certain reporting requirements

(a)

Compliance with reporting requirements on monetary instrument transactions

Section 5318(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (5), by striking and at the end;

(2)

by redesignating paragraph (6) as paragraph (7); and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (5) the following:

(6)

rely on examinations conducted by a State supervisory agency of a category of financial institution, if the Secretary determines that, under the laws of the State—

(A)

the category of financial institution is required to comply with this subchapter and regulations prescribed under this subchapter; or

(B)

the State supervisory agency is authorized to ensure that the category of financial institution complies with this subchapter and regulations prescribed under this subchapter; and

.

(b)

Compliance with reporting requirements of other financial institutions

Section 128 of Public Law 91–508 (12 U.S.C. 1958) is amended—

(1)

by striking this title and inserting this chapter and section 21 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1829b); and

(2)

by inserting at the end the following: The Secretary may rely on examinations conducted by a State supervisory agency of a category of financial institution, if the Secretary determines that under the laws of the State, the category of financial institution is required to comply with this chapter and section 21 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (and regulations prescribed under this chapter and section 21 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act), or the State supervisory agency is authorized to ensure that the category of financial institution complies with this chapter and section 21 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (and regulations prescribed under this chapter and section 21 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act)..

(c)

Consultation with State agencies

In issuing rules to carry out section 5318(a)(6) of title 31, United States Code, and section 128 of Public Law 91–508 (12 U.S.C. 1958), the Secretary of the Treasury shall consult with State supervisory agencies.

(d)

Information sharing

Section 310(b)(2)(E) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by striking Federal regulatory agencies and inserting Federal and foreign regulatory agencies.