H.R.797: Municipal Advisor Oversight Improvement Act of 2013

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Sponsor Steve Stivers, R-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 28 (10 Democrats, 18 Republicans)
Introduced Feb. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

Municipal Advisor Oversight Improvement Act of 2013 - Amends the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to permit a non-registered municipal securities advisor, on behalf of a municipal entity or an obligated person, to: (1) provide advice regarding either municipal financial products or the issuance of such products, and (2) undertake the solicitation of a municipal entity.

Prohibits the rules of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) from regulating as municipal advisors the activities of certain persons specifically excluded from the definition of municipal advisor, namely: (1) a broker, dealer, or municipal securities dealer serving as an underwriter; (2) an investment adviser registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (or persons associated with such investment advisers who are providing investment advice); (3) a commodity trading advisor registered under the Commodity Exchange Act (or associated persons who are providing advice related to swaps); (4) att...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.