(a) StudyThe Securities and Exchange Commission, in consultation with the Board and the Secretary, shall conduct a study on mark-to-market accounting standards as provided in Statement Number 157 of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, as such standards are applicable to financial institutions, including depository institutions. Such a study shall consider at a minimum—
the effects of such accounting standards on a financial institution’s balance sheet;
the process used by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in developing accounting standards;
The Securities and Exchange Commission shall submit to Congress a report of such study before the end of the 90-day period beginning on October 3, 2008, containing the findings and determinations of the Commission, including such administrative and legislative recommendations as the Commission determines appropriate.
(Pub. L. 110–343, div. A, title I, § 133, Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3798.)