Summary: H.R.1965 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (11/02/2011)

Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to increase from $1 million to $10 million the shareholder registration threshold for an issuer of securities.

Requires an issuer that is either a bank or a bank holding company to register a security with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) if its assets exceed $10 million and include a certain class of equity security held of record by 2,000 or more persons.

Requires termination of a security registration in the case of a bank or a bank holding company if the number of holders of record of the class of security is reduced to less than 1,200. Repeals periodic reporting requirements also for such a bank or bank holding company.

Directs the Chief Economist and the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the SEC to conduct a joint cost-benefit analysis of shareholder registration thresholds.

Directs the SEC to issue final regulations to implement this Act not later than 1 year after its date of enactment.