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[S. 876 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 876

      To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to specify how clearing 
         requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             March 26, 2015

  Mr. Roberts introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
   referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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                                 A BILL


 
      To amend the Commodity Exchange Act to specify how clearing 
         requirements apply to certain affiliate transactions.

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

SECTION 1. TREATMENT OF AFFILIATE TRANSACTIONS.

    (a) In General.--
            (1) Commodity exchange act amendment.--Section 2(h)(7)(D) 
        of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 2(h)(7)(D)) is amended 
        by striking clause (i) and inserting the following:
                            ``(i) In general.--An affiliate of a person 
                        that qualifies for an exception under 
                        subparagraph (A) (including affiliate entities 
                        predominantly engaged in providing financing 
                        for the purchase of the merchandise or 
                        manufactured goods of the person) may qualify 
                        for the exception only if the affiliate enters 
                        into the swap to hedge or mitigate the 
                        commercial risk of the person or other 
                        affiliate of the person that is not a financial 
                        entity, provided that if the hedge or 
                        mitigation of the commercial risk is addressed 
                        by entering into a swap with a swap dealer or 
                        major swap participant, an appropriate credit 
                        support measure or other mechanism must be 
                        used.''.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--Section 3C(g)(4) of the 
        Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78c-3(g)(4)) is 
        amended by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the 
        following:
                    ``(A) In general.--An affiliate of a person that 
                qualifies for an exception under paragraph (1) 
                (including affiliate entities predominantly engaged in 
                providing financing for the purchase of the merchandise 
                or manufactured goods of the person) may qualify for 
                the exception only if the affiliate enters into the 
                security-based swap to hedge or mitigate the commercial 
                risk of the person or other affiliate of the person 
                that is not a financial entity, provided that if the 
                hedge or mitigation of the commercial risk is addressed 
                by entering into a security-based swap with a security-
                based swap dealer or major security-based swap 
                participant, an appropriate credit support measure or 
                other mechanism must be used.''.
    (b) Applicability of Credit Support Measure Requirement.--The 
requirements in section 2(h)(7)(D)(i) of the Commodity Exchange Act and 
section 3C(g)(4)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended 
by subsection (a), requiring that a credit support measure or other 
mechanism be used if the transfer of commercial risk referred to in 
those sections is addressed by entering into a swap with a swap dealer 
or major swap participant or a security-based swap with a security-
based swap dealer or major security-based swap participant, as 
appropriate, shall not apply with respect to swaps or security-based 
swaps, as appropriate, entered into before the date of enactment of 
this Act.
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