Wednesday, November 20, 2019

House passes AML modernization bill in bipartisan vote

The House voted late Tuesday 249-173 to pass the Corporate Transparency Act (H.R. 2513).

The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), would direct the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to create a national database that banks could use to verify a business’s beneficial ownership information.

The bill was amended before passage to include legislation championed by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) that would modernize the existing anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act framework by, among other things, enhancing bank-law enforcement communications.

You can read more about the passage of this bill on the ABA website.