S. 556 (112th): A bill to amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes.

Mar 10, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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S. 1941 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 05, 2011

Kay Hutchison
Senator from Texas
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Last Updated
Mar 10, 2011
5 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1965 (identical)

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 02, 2011

S. 1941 (Related)
A bill to amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 05, 2011


This bill was introduced on March 10, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 10, 2011
Referred to Committee Mar 10, 2011

No summaries available.

9 cosponsors (7R, 2D) (show)

Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 regarding registration of securities to modify the registration threshold for an issuer that is either a bank or a bank holding company as well as for an issuer that is neither a bank nor a bank holding company.
Raises from $1 million to $10 million the threshold for total assets of an issuer that requires registration of a certain class of equity security.
Divides the holding threshold that requires registration of such a class of equity security, however, into:
(1) 2,000 holders of record if the issuer is a bank or a bank holding company, and
(2) 500 holders of record if the issuer is neither.
Requires termination of a security registration in the case of a bank or a bank holding company if the the number of holders of record of the class of security is reduced to less than 1,200.
Directs the Chief Economist and the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to study and make a cost-benefit analysis of shareholder registration thresholds.

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