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Senators Announce Cryptocurrency Bill

The “Lummis-Gillibrand Responsible Financial Innovation Act” is set to be introduced in the Senate.

FuturePlan ERISA Team

Legislative updates

Cryptocurrency

IRS Announces Pre-Examination Compliance Pilot

The IRS is piloting a pre-examination retirement plan compliance program beginning in June 2022.

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IRS

Financial Freedom Act Proposed in House

Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) and several Republican co-sponsors have introduced HR 7860, the Financial Freedom Act of 2022.

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Legislative updates

DOL

Defined Contribution Plan

Senate Committee Releases Retirement Bill Discussion Draft

The RISE & SHINE Act shares some similarities to, and builds upon the Securing a Strong Retirement Act bill that passed the House in March.

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DOL

IRS

Legislative updates

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SECURE Act

Proposed Enhanced Disclosures About ESG Investment Practices

The SEC has issued a proposed rule that would add reporting requirements for registered investment advisors, registered investment companies, certain advisers that are exempt from registration, and business development companies.

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Emergency Savings Proposal Introduced

Senators Todd Young (R-IN), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have introduced the Emergency Savings Act of 2022.

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Legislative updates

Defined Contribution Plan

IRS Explains Impact of Missed Deadline for Plan Restatements

In the May 23, 2022, issue of Employee Plans News, the IRS explains the applicability of the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System for pre-approved plans that are not restated by appropriate deadlines.

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IRS

Defined Contribution Plan

Senate Proposes Proxy Vote Changes for Index Funds

Senator Dan Sullivan, along with co-sponsors Pat Toomey, Mike Crapo and Chuck Grassley, have introduced S. 4241 the “Investor Democracy is Expected Act” or INDEX Act.

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Legislative updates

Defined Contribution Plan

Updated Yield Curves and Segment Rates for DB Plans

The IRS has issued Notice 2022-25, which contains updated guidance on factors used in certain defined benefit (DB) pension plan minimum funding and present value calculations.

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IRS

IRS Guidance

Defined Benefit Plan

Mental Health Matters Act Proposed in House

Representative Mark DeSaulnier has introduced H.R. 7780, the “Mental Health Matters Act,” which strengthens behavioral health benefits in schools and also amends provisions of ERISA. 

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