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H.R. 2354 (114th): Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2015 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2354

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2015

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

A BILL

To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to review all its significant regulations to determine whether such regulations are necessary in the public interest or whether such regulations should be amended or rescinded.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Streamlining Excessive and Costly Regulations Review Act.

2.

Regulatory review

(a)

Review and action

Not later than 5 years after the date of enactment of this Act, and at least once within each 10-year period thereafter, the Securities and Exchange Commission shall—

(1)

review each significant regulation issued by the Commission;

(2)

determine by Commission vote whether each such regulation—

(A)

is outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome; or

(B)

is no longer necessary in the public interest or consistent with the Commission’s mandate to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation;

(3)

provide notice and solicit public comment as to whether a regulation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2) (as determined by Commission vote pursuant to such paragraph) should be amended to improve or modernize such regulation so that such regulation is in the public interest, or whether such regulation should be repealed; and

(4)

amend or repeal any regulation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (2), as determined by Commission vote pursuant to such paragraph.

(b)

Definition

As used in this Act and for purposes of the review required by subsection (a) the term significant regulation has the meaning given the term major rule in section 804(2) of title 5, United States Code.

(c)

Report to Congress

Not later than 45 days after any final Commission vote described in subsection (a)(2), the Commission shall transmit a report to the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate describing the Commission’s review under subsection (a), its vote or votes, and the actions taken pursuant to paragraph (3) of such subsection. If the Commission determines that legislation is necessary to amend or repeal any regulation described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (a)(2), the Commission shall include in the report recommendations for such legislation.