H. R. 4293
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 12, 2018
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To reform the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review process, the Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test process, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Stress Test Improvement Act of 2017.
CCAR and DFAST reforms
Section 165(i) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (12 U.S.C. 5365(i)) is amended—
in paragraph (1)—
in subparagraph (B)(i)—
3 different and inserting
2 different; and
, adverse,; and
by adding at the end the following:
Limitation on qualitative capital planning objections
In carrying out CCAR, the Board of Governors may not object to a company’s capital plan on the basis of qualitative deficiencies in the company’s capital planning process.
For purposes of this subparagraph and subparagraph (E), the term CCAR means the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review established by the Board of Governors.
in paragraph (2)—
in subparagraph (A), by striking
semiannual and inserting
in subparagraph (C)(ii), by striking
3 different sets of conditions, including baseline, adverse, and inserting
2 different sets of conditions, including baseline.
Rule of construction
The amendments made by this Act may not be construed to prohibit an appropriate Federal banking agency (as defined in section 3 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813)) from—
ensuring the safety and soundness of an entity regulated by such an appropriate Federal banking agency; and
ensuring compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and supervisory policies, and the following of appropriate guidance, by an entity regulated by such an appropriate Federal banking agency.
Reduction of surplus funds of Federal reserve banks
Section 7(a)(3)(A) of the Federal Reserve Act (12 U.S.C. 289(a)(3)(A)) is amended by striking
$7,500,000,000 and inserting
Subsection (a) shall take effect on June 1, 2018.
Passed the House of Representatives April 11, 2018.
Karen L. Haas,