H.R. 3978 TRID Improvement Act of 2017


TRID Improvement Act of 2017 (Sec. 2) This bill specifies that the amount deposited in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Reserve Fund for FY2018 may not exceed $48 million. TITLE I--TRID IMPROVEMENT (Sec. 101) The bill amends the Real Estate Settlement Procedures of 1974 to modify disclosure requirements applicable to mortgage loan transactions. Specifically, the disclosed charges for any title insurance premium shall be equal to the amount charged for each individual title insurance policy, subject to any discounts as required by either state regulation or the title company rate filings. TITLE II--PROTECTION OF SOURCE CODE (Sec. 201) The bill amends the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 to specify that the SEC may not compel a person to produce a source code or similar intellectual property without first issuing a subpoena. TITLE III--FOSTERING INNOVATION (Sec. 301) The bill amends the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 with respect to auditor-attestation requirements for public companies. These requirements shall not apply with respect to any audit report prepared for an issuer that: ceased to be an emerging growth company on the last day of its fiscal year following the fifth anniversary of its first sale of common equity securities, had average annual gross revenues of less than $50 million as of its most recently completed fiscal year, and is not a large accelerated filer.

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