Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The SEC announced it will begin accepting comments from the public as the agency sets out to make rules required under the recently-signed Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. Under a process first utilized with the Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the public will be able to comment before the agency even proposes its regulatory reform rules and amendments.
To facilitate public comment, the SEC is providing a series of links on its website organized by titles of the JOBS Act.
In addition, to ensure full transparency, the SEC will post information on its website about any JOBS Act meetings with interested parties. Staff will request that meeting participants provide an agenda of intended topics in advance, which will become part of the public record. Meeting participants will be encouraged to submit written comments to the public file so that all interested parties have the opportunity to review and consider the views expressed.