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Text of the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 12, 2013 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 13, 2013 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 634

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 13, 2013

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

AN ACT

To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013.

2.

Margin requirements

(a)

Commodity Exchange Act amendment

Section 4s(e) of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 6s(e)), as added by section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(4)

Applicability with respect to counterparties

The requirements of paragraphs (2)(A)(ii) and (2)(B)(ii), including the initial and variation margin requirements imposed by rules adopted pursuant to paragraphs (2)(A)(ii) and (2)(B)(ii), shall not apply to a swap in which a counterparty qualifies for an exception under section 2(h)(7)(A), or an exemption issued under section 4(c)(1) from the requirements of section 2(h)(1)(A) for cooperative entities as defined in such exemption, or satisfies the criteria in section 2(h)(7)(D).

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(b)

Securities Exchange Act amendment

Section 15F(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o–10(e)), as added by section 764(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

(4)

Applicability with respect to counterparties

The requirements of paragraphs (2)(A)(ii) and (2)(B)(ii) shall not apply to a security-based swap in which a counterparty qualifies for an exception under section 3C(g)(1) or satisfies the criteria in section 3C(g)(4).

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3.

Implementation

The amendments made by this Act to the Commodity Exchange Act shall be implemented—

(1)

without regard to—

(A)

chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code; and

(B)

the notice and comment provisions of section 553 of title 5, United States Code;

(2)

through the promulgation of an interim final rule, pursuant to which public comment will be sought before a final rule is issued; and

(3)

such that paragraph (1) shall apply solely to changes to rules and regulations, or proposed


rules and regulations, that are limited to and directly a consequence of such amendments.

Passed the House of Representatives June 12, 2013.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk