Insight Center: Events & Webinars

The 'Speed Bump' Amendment in Dodd-Frank: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Speaker: Richard P. Eckman


Pepper Hamilton Financial Services Webinar
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A little-noticed amendment to the Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act will fundamentally affect how the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection will issue all of its regulations. This provision - The Small Business Fairness and Regulatory Transparency Amendment, also known as the "Speed Bump Amendment" - makes the Bureau one of only three federal agencies subject to special - and potentially time-consuming - requirements designed to protect small business.

Join us for a webinar taking a closer look at this amendment, which will require the Bureau to comply with the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA). Our panel will feature Jennifer A. Smith, Assistant Chief Counsel for Economic Regulation & Banking at the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration. SBREFA gives the SBA's Office of Advocacy an important role in ensuring that the bureau's rulemaking process meets requirements designed to identify and reduce regulatory burdens on small business. 

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