To amend the securities laws to establish certain thresholds for shareholder registration, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHAREHOLDER REGISTRATION THRESHOLD.
(a) Amendments to Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.--Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 781(g)) is amended-- (1) in paragraph (1)-- (A) by striking subparagraphs (A) and (B) and inserting the following: ``(1) in the case of an issuer that is a bank, as such term is defined in section 3(a)(6) of this title, or a bank holding company, as such term is defined in section (2) of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956 (12 U.S.C. 1841), 2000 persons or more; and ``(2) in the case of an issuer that is not a bank or bank holding company, 500 persons or more,''; and (B) by striking ``commerce shall'' and inserting ``commerce shall, not later than 120 days after the last day of its first fiscal year ended after the effective date of this subsection, on which the issuer has total assets exceeding $10,000,000 and a class of equity security (other than an exempted security) held of record by''; and (2) in paragraph (4), by striking ``three hundred'' and inserting ``300 persons, or, in the case of a bank, as such term is defined in section 3(a)(6), or a bank holding company, as such term is defined in section (2)...