About the bill
H.R. 78 replaces guidance adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in 2012 that currently governs the use of economic analysis in SEC rulemakings. H.R. 78 would require the SEC to identify and assess the significance of problems prior to regulating. The bill further requires the SEC’s Chief Economist to conduct a cost-benefit analysis when the SEC is promulgating regulations (including alternatives) and to provide an explanation describing the decision-making process, including the implications of not regulating. The bill requires the SEC to review existing regulations within one year of the bill’s enactment, and every five years thereafter, to determine the sufficiency, effectiveness, and burdens associated with its regulations.
Under the bill, when adopting or amending rules expected to have an economic impact greater than $100 million annually, the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017
Length: 12 pages
115th Congress (2017–2019)
This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 12, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.
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3 Cosponsors (3 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Rep. Royce Pushes for Accountability in SEC Rulemaking”
— Rep. Edward “Ed” Royce [R-CA39, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Jan 13, 2017
H.R. 78 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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