H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, has arrived.
President Obama signed the bill into law at 11:30 a.m.
The Dodd-Frank act is still so new that, at press time, it was not clear what acronym federal agencies will use when referring to it.
The U.S. Treasury Department, the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission, the Federal Reserve Board and other federal agencies likely will spend years on other apsects of implementation once they’ve picked a name and an acronym: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it believes the new act will require the agencies to make at least 520 rules.
Here are a few links you can use to start your Dodd-Frank implementation bookmark folder.
- Conference report
- Final version of the bill
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act summary
- White House Dodd-Frank act video
- House Financial Services Committee H.R. 4173 conference committee archive
- Senate Dodd-Frank legislative history archive
- American Council of Life Insurers act summary
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog entry on the 520 required H.R. 4173 rulemakings
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce rulemaking spreadsheet
- Dechert L.L.P. analysis, posted by the American Bankers Association
- The National Underwriter Life & Health H.R. 4173 legislative history archive