Summary: H.R.31 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/2013)

Next Steps for Credit Availability Act - Amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to allow a business development company (BDC) to own or acquire securities or other interests in the business of a registered investment adviser or adviser to an investment company.

Reduces from 200% to 150% the asset coverage requirements applicable to BDCs. Allows a BDC to issue stock.

Directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise various rules under the Securities Act of 1933 and to revise forms as necessary to allow a BDC to use security offering rules available to other issuers that are required to file security issuance reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.