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H.R. 1257: Securities and Exchange Commission Overpayment Credit Act

The text of the bill below is as of Aug 15, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 195

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1257

[Report No. 115–275]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 28, 2017

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

August 15, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Foster, Mr. Hollingsworth, and Mr. Sherman

August 15, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on February 28, 2017


A BILL

To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to require the Securities Exchange Commission to refund or credit excess payments made to the Commission.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Securities and Exchange Commission Overpayment Credit Act.

2.

Refunding or crediting overpayment of section 31 fees

(a)

Definitions

In this section—

(1)

the term Commission means the Securities and Exchange Commission;

(2)

the term national securities association means an association that is registered under section 15A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o–3); and

(3)

the term national securities exchange means an exchange that is registered as a national securities exchange under section 6 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78f).

(b)

Credit for overpayment of fees

Notwithstanding section 31(j) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee(j)), and subject to subsection (c) of this section, if a national securities exchange or a national securities association has paid fees and assessments to the Commission in an amount that is more than the amount that the exchange or association was required to pay under section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee) and, not later than 10 years after the date of such payment, the exchange or association informs the Commission about the payment of such excess amount, the Commission shall offset future fees and assessments due by that exchange or association in an amount that is equal to the difference between the amount that the exchange or association paid and the amount that the exchange or association was required to pay under such section 31.

(c)

Applicability

Subsection (b) shall apply only to fees and assessments that a national securities exchange or a national securities association was required to pay to the Commission before the date of enactment of this Act.

August 15, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed