Summary: H.R.2514 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2514. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (05/03/2019)

Coordinating Oversight, Upgrading and Innovating Technology, and Examiner Reform Act of 2019 or the COUNTER Act of 2019

This bill generally revises requirements related to anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism-financing laws.

Among other things, the bill

  • establishes new offices within financial regulatory agencies related to privacy and civil liberties;
  • creates programs within the Department of the Treasury to enable foreign and domestic outreach regarding these laws;
  • allows for increased information sharing between law enforcement, financial institutions, and financial regulators; and
  • revises whistleblower incentives related to actions brought by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).

The bill also increases penalties for violations of anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism-financing laws, requires antiquities and art dealers to comply with these laws, and requires the reporting of beneficial ownership information to FinCEN in certain commercial real estate transactions.