Summary: H.R.4234 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4234. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/18/1992)

Credit Availability Act - Amends the Home Owners' Loan Act to postpone until after December 31, 1996, the requirement that capital standards for savings associations be no less stringent than those for national banks.

Mandates that the leverage limit for a savings association shall maintained, until January 1, 1997, at a core capital that is equal to (currently, not less than) three percent of its total assets.

Declares that, until January 1, 1997, certain risk-based capital requirements shall be 90 percent of the risk-based capital requirements applicable to national banks.

Outlines the eligibility criteria under which the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may grant exemptions from the statutory capital standards for savings associations.