Banking Laws and Legislation

Documents pertaining to laws and legislation regarding banking, both inside and outside of the United States. Current United States federal banking laws can be browsed at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/12.

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Public Law 109-347, 109th Congress, H.R. 4954: Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 [Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006]

Public Law 109-347, 109th Congress, H.R. 4954: Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 [Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006]


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An Act to improve maritime and cargo security through enhanced layered defenses, and for other purposes. Title VIII, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, begins on page 70. 120 Stat. 1884. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 109-347, 109th Congress, H.R. 4954: Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006 [Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1053

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Date: 2006
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 109-351, 109th Congress, S. 2856: Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006

Public Law 109-351, 109th Congress, S. 2856: Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006


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An Act to provide regulatory relief and improve productivity for insured depository institutions, and for other purposes. 120 Stat. 1966. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 109-351, 109th Congress, S. 2856: Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1035

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Date: 2006
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 109-390, 109th Congress, H.R. 5585: Financial Netting Improvement Acts of 2006

Public Law 109-390, 109th Congress, H.R. 5585: Financial Netting Improvement Acts of 2006


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An Act to improve the netting process for financial contracts, and for other purposes. 120 Stat. 2692. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 109-390, 109th Congress, H.R. 5585: Financial Netting Improvement Acts of 2006, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1054

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Date: 2006
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 110-289, 110th Congress, H.R. 3221: Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008

Public Law 110-289, 110th Congress, H.R. 3221: Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008


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An Act to provide needed housing reform and for other purposes. 122 Stat. 2654. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 110-289, 110th Congress, H.R. 3221: Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1055

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Date: 2008
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 110-343, 110th Congress, H.R. 1424: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 [Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)]

Public Law 110-343, 110th Congress, H.R. 1424: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 [Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)]


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An Act to provide authority for the Federal Government to purchase and insure certain types of troubled assets for the purposes of providing stability to and preventing disruption in the economy and financial system and protecting taxpayers, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide incentives for energy production and conservation, to extend certain expiring provisions, to provide individual income tax relief, and for other purposes. 122 Stat. 3765. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 110-343, 110th Congress, H.R. 1424: Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 [Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP)], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1036

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Date: 2008
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 111-203, 111th Congress, H.R. 4173: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Public Law 111-203, 111th Congress, H.R. 4173: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


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An Act to promote the financial stability of the United States by improving accountability and transparency in the financial system, to end "too big to fail", to protect the American taxpayer by ending bailouts, to protect consumers from abusive financial services practices, and for other purposes. 124 Stat. 1376. Digitized by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 111-203, 111th Congress, H.R. 4173: Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1031

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Date: 2010
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to provide for the establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States, and for other purposes. [Federal Reserve Act]

Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to provide for the establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States, and for other purposes. [Federal Reserve Act]


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38 Stat. 251

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80488368

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 63-43, 63d Congress, H.R. 7837: An Act to provide for the establishment of Federal Reserve Banks, to furnish an elastic currency, to afford means of rediscounting commercial paper, to establish a more effective supervision of banking in the United States, and for other purposes. [Federal Reserve Act], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=975

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Date: 1913
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 64-158, 64th Congress, S. 2986: The Federal Farm Loan Act

Public Law 64-158, 64th Congress, S. 2986: The Federal Farm Loan Act


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An Act to provide capital for agricultural development, to create standard forms of investment based upon farm mortgage, to equalize rates of interest upon farm loans, to furnish a market for United States bonds, to create Government depositaries and financial agents for the United States, and for other purposes. 39 Stat. 360. Printed as Circular No. 4 of the farm-loan series.

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30851946

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United States. Congress and United States. Federal Farm Loan Bureau, ([year]), Public Law 64-158, 64th Congress, S. 2986: The Federal Farm Loan Act, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1102

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Date: 1916
Authors: United States. Congress, United States. Federal Farm Loan Bureau

Public Law 65-121, 65th Congress, S. 3714: War Finance Corporation Act

Public Law 65-121, 65th Congress, S. 3714: War Finance Corporation Act


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An Act to provide further for the national security and defense, and, for the purpose of assisting in the prosecution of the war, to provide credits for industries and enterprises in the United States necessary or contributory to the prosecution of the war, and to supervise the issuance of securities, and for other purposes. 40 Stat. 506

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 65-121, 65th Congress, S. 3714: War Finance Corporation Act, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1122

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Date: 1918
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 67-503, 67th Congress, S. 4280: Agricultural Credits Act of 1923

Public Law 67-503, 67th Congress, S. 4280: Agricultural Credits Act of 1923


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An Act to provide additional credit facilities for the agricultural and live-stock industries of the United States; to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act; to amend the Federal Reserve Act; and for other purposes. 42 Stat. 1461.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 67-503, 67th Congress, S. 4280: Agricultural Credits Act of 1923, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1103

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Date: 1923
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 69-639, 69th Congress, H.R. 2: An Act to further amend the national banking laws and the Federal Reserve Act. [McFadden Act]

Public Law 69-639, 69th Congress, H.R. 2: An Act to further amend the national banking laws and the Federal Reserve Act. [McFadden Act]


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44 Stat. 1224

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 69-639, 69th Congress, H.R. 2: An Act to further amend the national banking laws and the Federal Reserve Act. [McFadden Act], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=976

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Date: 1927
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 72-44, 72d Congress, H.R. 9203: An Act to improve the facilities of the Federal Reserve System for the service of commerce, industry, and agriculture, to provide means for meeting the needs of member banks in exceptional circumstances, and for other purposes

Public Law 72-44, 72d Congress, H.R. 9203: An Act to improve the facilities of the Federal Reserve System for the service of commerce, industry, and agriculture, to provide means for meeting the needs of member banks in exceptional circumstances, and for other purposes


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Public [act] No. 44, 72d Congress, H.R. 9203; amendment to the Federal Reserve Act, adding language to Section 10 and modifying language in Section 16. 44 Stat. 1234

OCLC:
255375931

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 72-44, 72d Congress, H.R. 9203: An Act to improve the facilities of the Federal Reserve System for the service of commerce, industry, and agriculture, to provide means for meeting the needs of member banks in exceptional circumstances, and for other purposes, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=348

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Date: 1932
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-1, 73d Congress, H.R. 1491: An Act to provide relief in the existing national emergency in banking, and for other purposes.

Public Law 73-1, 73d Congress, H.R. 1491: An Act to provide relief in the existing national emergency in banking, and for other purposes.


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41 Stat. 1

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-1, 73d Congress, H.R. 1491: An Act to provide relief in the existing national emergency in banking, and for other purposes., [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1098

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-10, 73d Congress, H.R. 3835, Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933

Public Law 73-10, 73d Congress, H.R. 3835, Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933


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An Act relieve the existing national economic emergency by increasing agricultural purchasing power, to raise revenue for extraordinary expenses incurred by reason of such emergency, to provide emergency relief with respect to agricultural indebtedness, to provide for the orderly liquidation of joint-stock land banks, and for other purposes. 48 Stat. 31. Also known as the Farm Relief Bill.

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05/12/1933,

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William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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United States. Congress, 1933, Public Law 73-10, 73d Congress, H.R. 3835, Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933, from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/54_01_19330512.pdf

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-291, 73d Congress, H.R. 9323: Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Public Law 73-291, 73d Congress, H.R. 9323: Securities Exchange Act of 1934


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An Act to provide for the regulation of securities exchanges and of over-the-counter markets operating in interstate and foreign commerce and through the mails, to prevent inequitable and unfair practices on such exchanges and markets, and for other purposes. 48 Stat. 881.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-291, 73d Congress, H.R. 9323: Securities Exchange Act of 1934, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=1120

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-296, 73d Congress, H.R. 5884, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto.

Public Law 73-296, 73d Congress, H.R. 5884, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto.


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Amendments to the Uniform Bankruptcy Act. Adds two new sections to "Provisions for the relief of debtors" 48 Stat. 911

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06/07/1934,

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William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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United States. Congress, 1934, Public Law 73-296, 73d Congress, H.R. 5884, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto., from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/54_01_19340607.pdf

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025, An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes.

Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025, An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes.


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06/16/1934,

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William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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United States. Congress, 1934, Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025, An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes., from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/54_01_19340616.pdf

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025: An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes

Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025: An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes


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Public [act] No. 362, 73d Congress, S. 3025; extension of deposit insurance procedures and other minor changes to language of Federal Reserve Act.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-362, 73d Congress, S. 3025: An Act to amend section 12B of the Federal Reserve Act so as to extend for one year the temporary plan for deposit insurance, and for other purposes, [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=356

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-417, 73d Congress, S. 3487: An Act Relating to Direct Loans for Industrial Purposes by Federal Reserve Banks, and for Other Purposes [Industrial Advances Act]

Public Law 73-417, 73d Congress, S. 3487: An Act Relating to Direct Loans for Industrial Purposes by Federal Reserve Banks, and for Other Purposes [Industrial Advances Act]


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Public [act] No. 417, 73d Congress, S. 3487; amending Federal Reserve Act to add language pertaining to industrial loans; other minor language changes to the Act. This act was repealed with the passage of the Small Business Investment Act in 1958.

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-417, 73d Congress, S. 3487: An Act Relating to Direct Loans for Industrial Purposes by Federal Reserve Banks, and for Other Purposes [Industrial Advances Act], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=357

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-43, 73d Congress, H.R. 5240: Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 [Homeowners Refinancing Act]

Public Law 73-43, 73d Congress, H.R. 5240: Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 [Homeowners Refinancing Act]


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Approved June 13, 1933 [H.R. 5240] : An Act to provide emergency relief with respect to home mortgage indebtedness, to refinance home mortgages, to extend relief to the owners of homes occupied by them and who are unable to amortize their debt elsewhere, to amend the Federal Home Loan Bank Act, to increase the market for obligations of the United States and for other purposes. 48 Stat. 128

This version was reprinted with the index for the Home Owners' Loan Corporation.

OCLC:
83281945

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-43, 73d Congress, H.R. 5240: Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 [Homeowners Refinancing Act], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=850

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-479, 73d Congress, H.R. 9620, National Housing Act of 1934

Public Law 73-479, 73d Congress, H.R. 9620, National Housing Act of 1934


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An Act to encourage improvement in housing standards and conditions, to provide a system of mutual mortgage insurance, and for other purposes. Creation of the Federal Housing Administration.

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06/27/1934,

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William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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United States. Congress, 1934, Public Law 73-479, 73d Congress, H.R. 9620, National Housing Act of 1934, from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/54_01_19340627.pdf

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-486, 73d Congress, S. 3580, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. Amending section 75, entitled "Agricultural Compositions and Extensions" [Frazier–Lemke Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1934]

Public Law 73-486, 73d Congress, S. 3580, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. Amending section 75, entitled "Agricultural Compositions and Extensions" [Frazier–Lemke Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1934]


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An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. Amending section 75, entitled "Agricultural Compositions and Extensions." 48 Stat. 1289, Chapter 869.

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06/28/1934,

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William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection

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United States. Congress, 1934, Public Law 73-486, 73d Congress, S. 3580, An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy throughout the United States", approved July 1, 1898, and Acts amendatory thereof and supplementary thereto. Amending section 75, entitled "Agricultural Compositions and Extensions" [Frazier–Lemke Farm Bankruptcy Act of 1934], from William McChesney Martin Jr. Document Collection, accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/docs/historical/martin/54_01_19340628.pdf

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Date: 1934
Authors: United States. Congress

Public Law 73-66, 73d Congress, H.R. 5661: An Act to provide for the safer and more effective use of the assets of banks, to regulate interbank control, to prevent the undue diversion of funds into speculative operations [Banking Act of 1933]

Public Law 73-66, 73d Congress, H.R. 5661: An Act to provide for the safer and more effective use of the assets of banks, to regulate interbank control, to prevent the undue diversion of funds into speculative operations [Banking Act of 1933]


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48 Stat. 162. The Banking Act of 1933 established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and is also known as the Glass-Steagall Act. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Carter Glass (D) of Virginia and Rep. Henry B. Steagall (D) of Alabama.

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Glass, Carter, Steagall, Henry B. and United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-66, 73d Congress, H.R. 5661: An Act to provide for the safer and more effective use of the assets of banks, to regulate interbank control, to prevent the undue diversion of funds into speculative operations [Banking Act of 1933], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=991

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Date: 1933
Authors: Glass, Carter, Steagall, Henry B., United States. Congress

Public Law 73-75, 73d Congress, H.R. 5790: An Act to provide for organizations within the Farm Credit Administration to make loans for the production and marketing of agricultural products, to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act, to provide a market for obligations to the United States, and for other purposes [Farm Credit Act of 1933]

Public Law 73-75, 73d Congress, H.R. 5790: An Act to provide for organizations within the Farm Credit Administration to make loans for the production and marketing of agricultural products, to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act, to provide a market for obligations to the United States, and for other purposes [Farm Credit Act of 1933]


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48 Stat. 257

OCLC:
30131595

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United States. Congress, ([year]), Public Law 73-75, 73d Congress, H.R. 5790: An Act to provide for organizations within the Farm Credit Administration to make loans for the production and marketing of agricultural products, to amend the Federal Farm Loan Act, to amend the Agricultural Marketing Act, to provide a market for obligations to the United States, and for other purposes [Farm Credit Act of 1933], [issue title/date], accessed Sep 19, 2014 from FRASER, http:fraser.stlouisfed.org/publication/?pid=856

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Date: 1933
Authors: United States. Congress



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