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                                                        Calendar No. 67
113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 888

To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity 
         Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 7, 2013

    Mr. Johanns (for himself, Mr. Tester, Mr. Blunt, Mr. Crapo, Mr. 
   Donnelly, Mrs. Hagan, Ms. Heitkamp, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Moran, Mr. 
   Shelby, Mr. Toomey, Mr. Warner, and Mrs. Fischer) introduced the 
             following bill; which was read the first time

                              May 8, 2013

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity 
         Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. MARGIN REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Requirements.--
            (1) Commodity exchange act amendment.--Section 4s(e) of the 
        Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 6s(e)), as added by section 
        731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
        Protection Act, is amended by adding at the end the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(4) Applicability with respect to counterparties.--The 
        requirements of paragraphs (2)(A)(ii) and (2)(B)(ii) shall not 
        apply to a swap in which a counterparty qualifies for an 
        exception under section 2(h)(7)(A) or satisfies the criteria in 
        section 2(h)(7)(D).''.
            (2) Securities exchange act amendment.--Section 15F(e) of 
        the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78o-10(e)), as 
        added by section 764(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform 
        and Consumer Protection Act, is amended by adding at the end 
        the following new paragraph:
            ``(4) Applicability with respect to counterparties.--The 
        requirements of paragraphs (2)(A)(ii) and (2)(B)(ii) shall not 
        apply to a security-based swap in which a counterparty 
        qualifies for an exception under section 3C(g)(1) or satisfies 
        the criteria in section 3C(g)(4).''.
    (b) Implementation.--The amendments made by this section to the 
Commodity Exchange Act shall be implemented--
            (1) without regard to--
                    (A) chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code; and
                    (B) the notice and comment provisions of section 
                553 of title 5, United States Code;
            (2) through the promulgation of an interim final rule, 
        pursuant to which public comment will be sought before a final 
        rule is issued; and
            (3) such that paragraph (1) shall apply solely to changes 
        to rules and regulations, or proposed rules and regulations, 
        that are limited to and directly a consequence of such 
        amendments.
                                                        Calendar No. 67

113th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                                 S. 888

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

To provide end user exemptions from certain provisions of the Commodity 
         Exchange Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

_______________________________________________________________________

                              May 8, 2013

            Read the second time and placed on the calendar