S.1731 - EQUITABLE Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 06/05/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/05/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1731 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/05/2019)
Ensuring Quality Information and Transparency for Abroad-Based Listings on our Exchanges Act or the EQUITABLE Act
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.