Friday, May 20, 2011
The agenda for the SEC's next Open Meeting on May 25, 2011:
- The Commission will consider whether to propose amendments to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 to disqualify securities offerings involving certain “felons and other ‘bad actors’” from reliance on the Rule 506 safe harbor exemption from Securities Act registration. These proposals are designed to implement Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
- The Commission will consider whether to adopt rules and forms to implement Section 21F of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 entitled “Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protection.” Section 21F, as added by Section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, provides that the Commission shall pay awards, under regulations prescribed by the Commission and subject to certain limitations, to eligible whistleblowers who voluntarily provide the Commission with original information about a violation of the federal securities laws that leads to the successful enforcement of a covered judicial or administrative action, or a related action