H.R. 5301 (98th): Expedited Funds Availability Act

Mar 29, 1984 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 5360 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 04, 1984

Fernand St. Germain
Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 28 (100th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Passed House
Last Action: May 05, 1987

H.R. 5360 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 04, 1984


This bill was introduced on March 29, 1984, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 29, 1984
Full Title

A bill to limit the number of days a depository institution may restrict the availability of funds which are deposited by check.


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Expedited Funds Availability Act - Requires the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to begin to develop a system to provide that:
(1) funds deposited by checks drawn on a local depository institution shall be available for withdrawal the next business day following the day of deposit; and
(2) for all other checks, not more than three business days shall pass between the day of deposit and the day on which the funds become available.
Requires such system to be implemented no later than five years after the date of enactment of this Act. Requires the Board, not later than six months after the date of enactment of this Act and annually thereafter until such goal is achieved, to report to Congress concerning the actions it has taken.
Sets forth standards for expedited check clearing in any case in which funds are deposited by check in an account at a depository institution.
Makes an exception to such standards in any case in which a check is drawn on a depository institution or an office of a depository institution located outside of the United States. Requires a depository institution, before an account is opened, to provide a written disclosure to the potential customer of the institution's general policy with respect to when a customer may withdraw funds deposited by check into the customer's account.
Specifies types of notice.
Permits the Board to publish model disclosure forms and clauses and to promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this Act. Sets forth provisions concerning the administrative enforcement of the requirements imposed by this Act. Makes any depository institution which fails to comply with any requirement imposed under this Act with respect to any person liable to such person for damages.
Permits actions for damages to be brought in any U.S. district court or other court of competent jurisdiction.

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