IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 24, 2022
Mr. Rounds introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To require the Securities and Exchange Commission to revise the definition of a qualifying investment, for purposes of the exemption from registration for venture capital fund advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, to include an equity security issued by a qualifying portfolio company and to include an investment in another venture capital fund, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Developing and Empowering our Aspiring Leaders Act of 2022 .
Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission shall—
revise the definition of a qualifying investment under paragraph (c) of section 275.203(l)–1 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations—
to include an equity security issued by a qualifying portfolio company, whether acquired directly from the company or in a secondary acquisition; and
to specify that an investment in another venture capital fund is a qualifying investment under that definition; and
revise paragraph (a) of section 275.203(l)–1 of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, to require, as a condition of a private fund qualifying as a venture capital fund under that paragraph, that the qualifying investments of the private fund are—
predominantly qualifying investments that were acquired directly from a qualifying portfolio company; or
predominantly qualifying investments in another venture capital fund or other venture capital funds.