15 U.S. Code § 77sss - Rules, regulations, and orders

(a) Authority of Commission; subject matter of rules, etc.
The Commission shall have authority from time to time to make, issue, amend, and rescind such rules and regulations and such orders as it may deem necessary or appropriate in the public interest or for the protection of investors to carry out the provisions of this subchapter, including rules and regulations defining accounting, technical, and trade terms used in this subchapter. Among other things, the Commission shall have authority,
(1) by rules and regulations, to prescribe for the purposes of section 77jjj (b) of this title the method (to be fixed in indentures to be qualified under this subchapter) of calculating percentages of voting securities and other securities;
(2) by rules and regulations, to prescribe the definitions of the terms “cash transaction” and “self-liquidating paper” which shall be included in indentures to be qualified under this subchapter, which definitions shall include such of the creditor relationships referred to in paragraphs (4) and (6) of subsection (b) ofsection 77kkk of this title as to which the Commission determines that the application of subsection (a) ofsection 77kkk of this title is not necessary in the public interest or for the protection of investors, having due regard for the purposes of such subsection; and
(3) for the purposes of this subchapter, to prescribe the form or forms in which information required in any statement, application, report, or other document filed with the Commission shall be set forth. For the purpose of its rules or regulations the Commission may classify persons, securities, indentures, and other matters within its jurisdiction and prescribe different requirements for different classes of persons, securities, indentures, or matters.
(b) Rules and regulations effective upon publication
Subject to the provisions of chapter 15 of title 44 and regulations prescribed under the authority thereof, the rules and regulations of the Commission under this subchapter shall be effective upon publication in the manner which the Commission shall prescribe, or upon such later date as may be provided in such rules and regulations.
(c) Exemption from liability for any acts taken in good faith in conformity with rules, etc.
No provision of this subchapter imposing any liability shall apply to any act done or omitted in good faith in conformity with any rule, regulation, or order of the Commission, notwithstanding that such rule, regulation, or order may, after such act or omission, be amended or rescinded or be determined by judicial or other authority to be invalid for any reason.

Source

(May 27, 1933, ch. 38, title III, § 319, as added Aug. 3, 1939, ch. 411, 53 Stat. 1173; Pub. L. 105–353, title III, § 301(e)(4),Nov. 3, 1998, 112 Stat. 3237.)
Amendments

1998—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–353substituted “chapter 15 of title 44” for “the Federal Register Act”.
Transfer of Functions

For transfer of functions of Securities and Exchange Commission, with certain exceptions, to Chairman of such Commission, see Reorg. Plan No. 10 of 1950, §§ 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3175, 64 Stat. 1265, set out under section 78d of this title.

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5 CFR - Administrative Personnel

5 CFR Part 4401 - SUPPLEMENTAL STANDARDS OF ETHICAL CONDUCT FOR MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

17 CFR - Commodity and Securities Exchanges

17 CFR Part 200 - ORGANIZATION; CONDUCT AND ETHICS; AND INFORMATION AND REQUESTS

17 CFR Part 201 - RULES OF PRACTICE

17 CFR Part 202 - INFORMAL AND OTHER PROCEDURES

17 CFR Part 203 - RULES RELATING TO INVESTIGATIONS

17 CFR Part 229 - STANDARD INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING FORMS UNDER SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 AND ENERGY POLICY AND CONSERVATION ACT OF 1975—REGULATION S-K

17 CFR Part 230 - GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

17 CFR Part 232 - REGULATION S-T—GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ELECTRONIC FILINGS

17 CFR Part 239 - FORMS PRESCRIBED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

17 CFR Part 240 - GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

17 CFR Part 260 - GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939

17 CFR Part 269 - FORMS PRESCRIBED UNDER THE TRUST INDENTURE ACT OF 1939

17 CFR Part 270 - RULES AND REGULATIONS, INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT OF 1940

 

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