Legislation


This is where you’ll find our coverage and commentary on legislative proposals pending in Congress, along with regulatory issues that affect actuaries and the retirement industry as a whole.


 

Legislation

Legislation

By Ted Godbout8/11/2017 • 0 Comments

Prior to departing for their summer breaks, House and Senate GOP leaders indicated that they plan to pivot from repealing and replacing Obamacare to making enactment of broad-based tax reform their number one priority.
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By John Iekel7/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The Washington State Department of Commerce is updating the rules for the state’s Small Business Retirement Marketplace. READ MORE

By John Iekel7/24/2017 • 0 Comments

The American Retirement Association on July 17 sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) expressing its strong support for tax incentives to encourage retirement savings. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/21/2017 • 0 Comments

The House Education and the Workforce Committee approved legislation July 19 that would repeal the DOL fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/17/2017 • 0 Comments

House Education and the Workforce Committee on July 19 will markup the Affordable Retirement Advice for Savers Act, a bill that would repeal the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout7/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Witnesses at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing largely supported a bill to repeal the current DOL fiduciary rule and direct the SEC to take the lead in regulating the standards of care for investment advice. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Yet another piece of legislation is being readied to repeal the fiduciary regulation. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/23/2017 • 0 Comments

Inside the Beltway it seems that all anybody can talk about is “Rothification,” specifically the elimination of some — or in some cases, all — of the employee pre-tax savings advantages of the 401(k).
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By Nevin Adams6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

The Golden State has modified the legislation regarding its state-run auto-IRA program for private sector workers in place, readying the measure for Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected signature. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Legislation that would allow graduate students to put funds from a fellowship or stipend in an IRA is before the Senate. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) on June 12 signed into law Senate Bill 1, a measure that provides new state employees hired after Jan. 1, 2019 with three retirement benefits from which they can choose. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Concerns about retirement and health care loom large for American workers and the U.S. Senate is reportedly close to its version of a health care reform bill. We need your help ASAP to tell Congress to make it easier for workers to manage their health and retirement savings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/9/2017 • 0 Comments

The House approved legislation on June 8 that seeks to repeal major provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the DOL’s now-effective fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Ray Harmon6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A bill that would repeal some of the major provisions of Dodd-Frank and the DOL’s fiduciary rule will move to the House floor for a vote; however, its chances in the Senate are bleak. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/15/2017 • 0 Comments

There’s been a lot of rumbling on and around Capitol Hill about a potential shift to Roth contributions for 401(k) plans as part of tax reform; how might that affect retirement savings? READ MORE

By John Iekel5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read has expressed determination to continue pursuing OregonSaves regardless of the U.S. Senate’s passage of H.J. Res. 66. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/5/2017 • 0 Comments

The House Financial Services Committee approved legislation May 4 that would rein in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and provisions of Dodd-Frank, and repeal the DOL's fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/4/2017 • 0 Comments

Having moved to unwind the Obama administration’s safe harbor exempting municipalities’ auto-IRA programs from ERISA, it now looks as though the state-run program version will meet the same fate. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 5/3/2017 • 0 Comments

The Senate votes May 3 on a measure that would undo the DOL's rules that crafted a safe harbor that exempted states’ auto-IRA programs from ERISA.

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By ASPPA Net Staff4/27/2017 • 0 Comments

In a White House blog entry posted late on April 26, National Economic Council Director and chief economic advisor to President Trump Gary Cohn reiterated that retirement savings will be protected as tax reform proceeds. READ MORE

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