Text: H.R.4387 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/03/2014)


113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4387


To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to hold open meetings and comply with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to provide additional improvements to the Council, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 3, 2014

Mr. Garrett introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services


A BILL

To amend the Financial Stability Act of 2010 to require the Financial Stability Oversight Council to hold open meetings and comply with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, to provide additional improvements to the Council, and for other purposes.

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 “FSOC Transparency and Accountability Act”.

SEC. 2. Financial Stability Oversight Council transparency.

(a) Transparency.—Section 111 of the Financial Stability Act of 2010 (12 U.S.C. 5321) is amended—

(1) by striking subsection (g) (relating to the nonapplicability of FACA); and

(2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following:

“(g) Open meeting requirement.—The Council shall be an agency for purposes of section 552b of title 5, United States Code (commonly referred to as the ‘Government in the Sunshine Act’).”.

(b) Council membership.—Section 111(b) of such Act is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)—

(A) by striking “who shall each” and inserting “who shall, except as provided below, each”;

(B) by amending subparagraph (B) to read as follows:

“(B) each member of the Board of Governors, who shall collectively have 1 vote on the Council;”;

(C) by amending subparagraph (E) to read as follows:

“(E) each member of the Commission, who shall collectively have 1 vote on the Council;”;

(D) by amending subparagraph (F) to read as follows:

“(F) each member of the Corporation, who shall collectively have 1 vote on the Council;”;

(E) by amending subparagraph (G) to read as follows:

“(G) each member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who shall collectively have 1 vote on the Council;”; and

(F) by amending subparagraph (I) to read as follows:

“(I) each member of the National Credit Union Administration Board, who shall collectively have 1 vote on the Council;”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(4) VOTING BY MULTI-PERSON ENTITY.—

“(A) VOTING WITHIN THE ENTITY.—An entity described under subparagraph (B), (E), (F), (G) or (I) shall determine the entity’s Council vote by using the voting process normally applicable to votes by the entity’s members.

“(B) CASTING OF ENTITY VOTE.—The 1 collective Council vote of an entity described under subparagraph (A) shall be cast by the head of such agency or, in the event such head is unable to cast such vote, the next most senior member of the entity available.”.

(c) Meeting oversight and access.—Section 111(e) of such Act is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) STAFF ACCESS.—Any member of the Council may select to have one or more individuals on the member’s staff attend a meeting of the Council, including any meeting of representatives of the member agencies other than the members themselves.

“(4) CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT.—All meetings of the Council, whether or not open to the public, shall be open to the attendance by, and participation of, members of the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.

“(5) MEMBER AGENCY MEETINGS.—Any meeting of representatives of the member agencies other than the members themselves shall be open to attendance by, and participation of, staff of the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate.”.


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