H.R. 827: Improving Security for Investors and Providing Closure Act of 2013

Introduced:
Feb 26, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Bill Cassidy
Representative for Louisiana's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Feb 26, 2013
Length
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4002 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 09, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 26, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Feb 26, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 26, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

4% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To amend the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 to provide one-time payments from the SIPC Fund for customers during a pending lawsuit by the Securities and Exchange Commission against the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

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Library of Congress Summary

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2/26/2013--Introduced.
Improving Security for Investors and Providing Closure Act of 2013 or Improving SIPC Act of 2013 - Amends the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 with respect to any action in a U.S. district court by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) against the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) in the event that SIPC refuses to commit funds or otherwise act for the protection of customers of any SIPC member (debtor broker or dealer).
Authorizes SIPC, at the time the SEC action initiates such action, to allow all customers of the debtor broker or dealer to elect to receive a one-time payment from the SIPC Fund.
Prescribes procedures for such customer election. Limits the amount paid to a customer under such election to the lesser of: (1) the customer's net equity claim against the debtor, and (2) a $500,000 cap on one-time payments.
Subrogates SIPC to all rights of the customer receiving a one-time payment against the debtor once the customer recovers an amount equal to the customer's net equity claim against the debtor.
Treats a certificate of deposit (CD) purchased by a person through an account with the debtor as cash deposited and held by the debtor in an amount equal to the amount the person paid for the CD, less any amounts paid to such person on the CD.
Permits a person prevented from making an election under this Act because SIPC does not identify such person as a customer of the debtor to challenge that determination in federal district court.

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