The SEC’s Updated RegFlex Agenda

Jul 30, 2020

By George Wilson

 

As we blogged about here, SEC Chairman Clayton has worked to make the SEC’s Regulatory Flexibility Act agenda a document that reflects the Commission’s short-term plans as opposed to a kind of regulatory “wish list.”  The latest update (known as the Spring version) was published at the end of June and provides a view of how the Commission intends to move forward with many significant initiatives despite the disruption of COVID-19.  Among the projects on the short-term agenda are:

  • Modernization and Simplification of Disclosures of Regulation S-K Items 101, 103, and 105
  • Modernization and Simplification of Disclosures Regarding MD&A, Selected Financial Data and Supplementary Financial Information
  • Universal Proxy
  • Amendments to Exemptions From the Proxy Rules for Proxy Voting Advice
  • Harmonization of Exempt Offerings
  • Update of Statistical Disclosures for Bank and Savings and Loan Registrants 
  • Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers

You can review all the proposed rule and final rule stage projects on the short-term agenda here.  As you will see the above projects are only part of what the Commission intends to accomplish in the short term. 

 

You can also view the long-term agenda here.

 

As always, your thoughts and comments are welcome!


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