Summary: H.R.5116 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5116. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (11/15/2019)

Corporate Governance Reform and Transparency Act of 2019

This bill requires a proxy advisory firm to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and prohibits an unregistered proxy advisory firm from using interstate commerce to provide proxy-voting research, analysis, or recommendations to any client.

With respect to these firms, the bill (1) establishes procedures for both registration and termination of registration; (2) requires each firm to employ an ombudsman, designate a compliance officer, and file specified documents with the SEC; and (3) prohibits unfair, coercive, or abusive practices.

The SEC must report annually on its website regarding registration applications and related matters.