Corporate Finance & Securities

Congressional Committee Contemplating JOBS Act 2.0 to Make Crowdfunding More Workable

The United States House Financial Services Committee held hearings last week on bills that would rewrite legislation from the 2012 JOBS Act. At this preliminary stage the bills, which relate to crowdfunding, Reg A, and other securities laws, are only “discussion drafts of legislation.” For these bills to actually be finalized, they would have to get out of the committee, be passed by the House of Representatives, be passed by the Senate, and be signed into law by the President. Here’s a quick update on what those bills would do if enacted into law:

The Equity Crowdfunding Improvement Act of 2014

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R., N.C.) put together the draft of this bill, which would totally overhaul the crowdfunding portion of the...

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