H.R.3124 - Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Conaway, K. Michael [R-TX-11] (Introduced 06/05/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Financial Services|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/05/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.3124 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/05/2019)
Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges of 2019 or the EQUITABLE Act of 2019
This bill generally restricts the use of a foreign public accounting firm by a foreign issuer of securities.
The bill requires certain disclosures from a foreign issuer of securities that uses, for its required audit report to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a foreign public accounting firm that is not subject to inspection by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.
If an issuer uses such a foreign public accounting firm, the issuer is generally prohibited from listing its securities on a national securities exchange. Specifically, an issuer that is not currently listed on an exchange and uses such a firm may not be listed. A currently-listed issuer will be delisted beginning in 2025 if the issuer uses such a firm for three consecutive years.