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Referred in Senate (12/07/2007)

 
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 3505 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

  1st Session
                                H. R. 3505


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                            December 7, 2007

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

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                                 AN ACT


 
   To make various technical and clerical amendments to the Federal 
                            securities laws.

    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 ``Securities Law Technical Corrections 
Act of 2007''.

SEC. 2. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS.

    (a) Securities Act of 1933.--The Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 
77a et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 3(a)(4) (15 U.S.C. 77c(a)(4)), by striking 
        ``individual;'' and inserting ``individual,'';
            (2) in section 18(b)(1)(C) (15 U.S.C. 77r(b)(1)(C)), by 
        striking ``is a security'' and inserting ``a security'';
            (3) in section 18(c)(2)(B)(i) (15 U.S.C. 77r(c)(2)(B)(i)), 
        by striking ``State, or'' and inserting ``State or'';
            (4) in section 19(d)(6)(A) (15 U.S.C. 77s(d)(6)(A)), by 
        striking ``in paragraph (1) of (3)'' and inserting ``in 
        paragraph (1) or (3)''; and
            (5) in section 27A(c)(1)(B)(ii) (15 U.S.C. 77z-
        2(c)(1)(B)(ii)), by striking ``business entity;'' and inserting 
        ``business entity,''.
    (b) Securities Exchange Act of 1934.--The Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 2(1)(a) (15 U.S.C. 78b(1)(a)), by striking 
        ``affected'' and inserting ``effected'';
            (2) in section 3(a)(55)(A) (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(55)(A)), by 
        striking ``section 3(a)(12) of the Securities Exchange Act of 
        1934'' and inserting ``section 3(a)(12) of this Act'';
            (3) in section 3(g) (15 U.S.C. 78c(g)), by striking 
        ``company, account person, or entity'' and inserting ``company, 
        account, person, or entity'';
            (4) in section 10A(i)(1)(B)(i) (15 U.S.C. 78j-
        1(i)(1)(B)(i)), by striking ``nonaudit'' and inserting ``non-
        audit'';
            (5) in section 13(b)(1) (15 U.S.C. 78m(b)(1)), by striking 
        ``earning statement'' and inserting ``earnings statement'';
            (6) in section 15(b)(1) (15 U.S.C. 78o(b)(1))--
                    (A) by striking the sentence beginning ``The order 
                granting'' and ending ``from such membership.'' in 
                subparagraph (B); and
                    (B) inserting such sentence in the matter following 
                such subparagraph after ``are satisfied.'';
            (7) in section 15 (15 U.S.C. 78o), redesignate subsection 
        (i), as added by section 303(f) of the Commodity Futures 
        Modernization Act of 2000 (114 Stat. 2763A-455), as subsection 
        (j);
            (8) in section 15C(a)(2) (15 U.S.C. 78o-5(a)(2))--
                    (A) by redesignating clauses (i) and (ii) as 
                subparagraphs (A) and (B), respectively;
                    (B) by striking the sentence beginning ``The order 
                granting'' and ending ``from such membership.'' in such 
                redesignated subparagraph (B); and
                    (C) inserting such sentence in the matter following 
                such redesignated subparagraph after ``are 
                satisfied.'';
            (9) in section 16(a)(2)(C) (15 U.S.C. 78p(a)(2)(C)), by 
        striking ``section 206(b)'' and inserting ``section 206B'';
            (10) in section 17(b)(1)(B) (15 U.S.C. 78q(b)(1)(B)), by 
        striking ``15A(k) gives'' and inserting ``15A(k), give''; and
            (11) in section 21C(c)(2) (15 U.S.C. 78u-3(c)(2)), by 
        striking ``paragraph (1) subsection'' and inserting ``Paragraph 
        (1)''.
    (c) Trust Indenture Act of 1939.--The Trust Indenture Act of 1939 
(15 U.S.C. 77aaa et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 304(b) (15 U.S.C. 77ddd(b)), by striking 
        ``section 2 of such Act'' and inserting ``section 2(a) of such 
        Act'';
            (2) in section 313(a)(4) (15 U.S.C. 77mmm(a)(4)) by 
        striking ``subsection 311'' and inserting ``section 311(b)''; 
        and
            (3) in section 317(a)(1) (15 U.S.C. 77qqq(a)(1)), by 
        striking ``(1),'' and inserting ``(1)''.
    (d) Investment Company Act of 1940.--The Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 2(a)(19) (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(19)) by 
        striking ``clause (vi)'' both places it appears in the last two 
        sentences and inserting ``clause (vii)'';
            (2) in section 9(b)(4)(B) (15 U.S.C. 80a-9(b)(4)(B)), by 
        inserting ``or'' after the semicolon at the end;
            (3) in section 12(d)(1)(J) (15 U.S.C. 80a-12(d)(1)(J)), by 
        striking ``any provision of this subsection'' and inserting 
        ``any provision of this paragraph'';
            (4) in section 13(a)(3) (15 U.S.C. 80a-13(a)(3)), by 
        inserting ``or'' after the semicolon at the end;
            (5) in section 17(f)(4) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(4)), by 
        striking ``No such member'' and inserting ``No member of a 
        national securities exchange'';
            (6) in section 17(f)(6) (15 U.S.C. 80a-17(f)(6)), by 
        striking ``company may serve'' and inserting ``company, may 
        serve''; and
            (7) in section 61(a)(3)(B)(iii) (15 U.S.C. 80a-
        60(a)(3)(B)(iii))--
                    (A) by striking ``paragraph (1) of section 205'' 
                and inserting ``section 205(a)(1)''; and
                    (B) by striking ``clause (A) or (B) of that 
                section'' and inserting ``section 205(b)(1) or (2)''.
    (e) Investment Advisers Act of 1940.--The Investment Advisers Act 
of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b-1 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in each of the following sections, by striking 
        ``principal business office'' or ``principal place of 
        business'' (whichever and wherever it appears) and inserting 
        ``principal office and place of business'': sections 
        203(c)(1)(A), 203(k)(4)(B), 213(a), 222(b), and 222(c) (15 
        U.S.C. 80b-3(c)(1)(A), 80b-3(k)(4)(B), 80b-13(a), 80b-18a(b), 
        and 80b-18a(c)); and
            (2) in section 206(3) (15 U.S.C. 80b-6(3)), by inserting 
        ``or'' after the semicolon at the end.

SEC. 3. CONFORMING AMENDMENTS FOR THE REPEAL OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES 
              HOLDING COMPANY ACT OF 1935.

    (a) Securities Exchange Act of 1934.--The Securities Exchange Act 
of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 3(a)(47) (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(47)), by striking 
        ``the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 (15 U.S.C. 79a 
        et seq.),''; and
            (2) in section 12(k) (15 U.S.C. 78l(k)), by amending 
        paragraph (7) to read as follows:   
            ``(7) Definition.--For purposes of this subsection, the 
        term `emergency' means--
                    ``(A) a major market disturbance characterized by 
                or constituting--
                            ``(i) sudden and excessive fluctuations of 
                        securities prices generally, or a substantial 
                        threat thereof, that threaten fair and orderly 
                        markets; or
                            ``(ii) a substantial disruption of the safe 
                        or efficient operation of the national system 
                        for clearance and settlement of transactions in 
                        securities, or a substantial threat thereof; or
                    ``(B) a major disturbance that substantially 
                disrupts, or threatens to substantially disrupt--
                            ``(i) the functioning of securities 
                        markets, investment companies, or any other 
                        significant portion or segment of the 
                        securities markets; or
                            ``(ii) the transmission or processing of 
                        securities transactions.''.
            (3) in section 21(h)(2) (15 U.S.C. 78u(h)(2)), by striking 
        ``section 18(c) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 
        1935,''.
    (b) Trust Indenture Act of 1939.--The Trust Indenture Act of 1939 
(15 U.S.C. 77aaa et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 303 (15 U.S.C. 77ccc), by amending paragraph 
        (17) to read as follows:
            ``(17) The terms `Securities Act of 1933' and `Securities 
        Exchange Act of 1934' shall be deemed to refer, respectively, 
        to such Acts, as amended, whether amended prior to or after the 
        enactment of this title.'';
            (2) in section 308 (15 U.S.C. 77hhh), by striking 
        ``Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 
        or the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935'' each place 
        it appears and inserting ``Securities Act of 1933 or the 
        Securities Exchange Act of 1934'';
            (3) in section 310 (15 U.S.C. 77jjj), by striking 
        subsection (c) (including the preceding heading);
            (4) in section 311 (15 U.S.C. 77kkk) by striking subsection 
        (c);
            (5) in section 323(b) (15 U.S.C. 77www(b)), by striking 
        ``Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 
        1934, or the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935'' and 
        inserting ``Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange 
        Act of 1934''; and
            (6) in section 326 (15 U.S.C. 77zzz), by striking 
        ``Securities Act of 1933, or the Securities Exchange Act of 
        1934, or the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935,'' and 
        inserting ``Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange 
        Act of 1934''.
    (c) Investment Company Act of 1940.--The Investment Company Act of 
1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-1 et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 2(a)(44) (15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(44)), by 
        striking ```Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935','';
            (2) in section 3(c) (15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)), by amending 
        paragraph (8) to read as follows:
            ``(8) [Repealed]'';
            (3) in section 38(b) (15 U.S.C. 80a-37(b)), by striking 
        ``the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935,''; and
            (4) in section 50 (15 U.S.C. 80a-49), by striking ``the 
        Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935,''.
    (d) Investment Advisers Act of 1940.--Section 202(a)(21) of the 
Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b-2(a)(21)) is amended by 
striking ```Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935',''.

            Passed the House of Representatives December 6, 2007.

            Attest:

                                            LORRAINE C. MILLER,

                                                                 Clerk.

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