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H.R. 4607 - Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act
Introduced: 2018-03-07
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
 

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)

Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act

(Sec. 2) This bill amends the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to expand the required comprehensive review of financial regulatory requirements. Specifically, the review must be completed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the National Credit Union Administration, in addition to (as required under current law) the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Board.

(Sec. 3) The review must be performed at least every 7, rather than 10, years.

(Sec. 4) After performing the review, a regulator must consider tailoring regulations to limit specified burdens.

(Sec. 5) The bill specifies information and criteria the CFPB must use when conducting its review.

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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4607


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 7, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs


AN ACT

    To amend the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 to ensure that Federal financial regulators perform a comprehensive review of regulations to identify outdated or otherwise unnecessary regulatory requirements imposed on covered persons, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act”.

SEC. 2. Amendments to definitions of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act.

Section 2001(c) of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (12 U.S.C. 252 note) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraphs:

“(8) COVERED PERSON.—The term ‘covered person’ has the meaning given such term in section 1002 of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. 5481).

“(9) FEDERAL FINANCIAL REGULATOR.—The term ‘Federal financial regulator’ means the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, and the National Credit Union Administration Board.”.

SEC. 3. Ensuring a comprehensive regulatory review.

(a) In General.—Subsection (a) of section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (12 U.S.C. 3311(a)) is amended—

(1) by striking “10 years” and inserting “7 years”;

(2) by striking “each appropriate” and all that follows through “review” and inserting “the Federal financial regulators shall each conduct a comprehensive review”;

(3) by striking “such appropriate Federal banking agency” and inserting “such Federal financial regulator, jointly or otherwise,”; and

(4) by inserting “or covered persons” after “insured depository institutions”.

(b) Conforming Amendments.—Such section is amended—

(1) in subsections (b), (c), (d), and (e), by striking “the appropriate Federal banking agency” each place that term appears and inserting “the appropriate Federal financial regulator”; and

(2) in subsection (e)(1), by striking “the appropriate Federal banking agencies” and inserting “the appropriate Federal financial regulator”.

SEC. 4. Considerations for comprehensive regulatory review.

Section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (12 U.S.C. 3311), as amended by section 3, is further amended—

(1) in subsection (c), by striking “10 years” and inserting “7 years”; and

(2) in subsection (d)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by striking “and” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (2), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

“(3) tailor other regulations related to covered persons in a manner that limits the regulatory compliance impact, cost, liability risk, and other burdens, unless otherwise determined by the Council or the appropriate Federal financial regulator.”.

SEC. 5. Reviews conducted by the Bureau.

Section 2222 of the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (12 U.S.C. 3311), as amended by section 4, is further amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(f) Reviews conducted by the Bureau.—The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection shall—

“(1) use any relevant information from an assessment conducted under section 1022(d) of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. 5512(d)) in conducting the review required under subsection (a); and

“(2) conduct such review in accordance with the purposes and objectives described in subsections (a) and (b) of section 1021 of such Act (12 U.S.C. 5511).”.

SEC. 6. Reduction of surplus funds of Federal reserve banks.

(a) In general.—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 “$7,495,714,285”.

(b) Effective date.—Subsection (a) shall take effect on May 1, 2018.

Passed the House of Representatives March 6, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   
    Clerk.

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