H.R. 757 (112th): Equitable Treatment of Investors Act

Feb 17, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 6695 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 20, 2012

Scott Garrett
Representative for New Jersey's 5th congressional district
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Feb 17, 2011
9 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6531 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 2010

H.R. 6695 (Related)
Equitable Treatment of Investors Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 20, 2012


This bill was introduced on February 17, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Feb 17, 2011
Referred to Committee Feb 17, 2011
Full Title

To amend the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to confirm that a customer's net equity claim is based on the customer's last statement and that certain recoveries are prohibited, to change how trustees are appointed, and for other purposes.


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13 cosponsors (9R, 4D) (show)

House Financial Services

Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

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Equitable Treatment of Investors Act - Amends the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to revise the definition of "net equity."
States that, in determining net equity, the positions, options, and contracts of a customer held by the debtor, and any indebtedness of the customer to the debtor, shall be determined based on: (1) the information contained in the last statement received by the customer from the debtor before the filing date; and (2) any additional specific confirmations of the customer's positions, options, contracts, or indebtedness received after such last statement but before the filing date.
Prohibits reliance on the final statement of the debtor to customer, however, if the customer:
(1) knew the debtor was involved in fraudulent activity with respect to any of its customers; or
(2) as a registered broker, dealer, or investment adviser under specified securities laws, or a person required to be so registered, knew, or should have known, that the debtor was involved in such a fraudulent activity and did not notify the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), or law enforcement personnel that the debtor was so involved.
Prohibits a trustee in bankruptcy in a liquidation proceeding from recovering any property transferred by the debtor to a customer before the filing date unless, at the time of such transfer, the customer meets the same criteria.
Transfers from SIPC to the SEC authority to nominate to a court persons for appointment as trustee for the liquidation of a debtor's business and as attorney for the trustee.

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