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Passed House amended (06/26/2002)

Securities and Exchange Commission Authorization Act of 2002 - Authorizes appropriations for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for FY 2003.

Earmarks specified amounts for the Division of Corporate Finance, the Division of Enforcement, and to implement pay comparability requirements of the Investor and Capital Markets Fee Relief Act.

Declares the sense of the Congress that the SEC should conduct a thorough annual review of the annual financial statements contained in the most recent periodic disclosures filed with it by the largest 500 reporting issuers, as determined by market capitalization and by other factors as it shall determine.