FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM|
12 CFR Part 229
[Regulation CC; Docket No. R-1031]
Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks
AGENCY: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal.
SUMMARY: In December 1998, the Board issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking requesting comment on the potential benefits and drawbacks of a modification to its Regulation CC that would shorten the maximum hold for many nonlocal checks. This modification would shorten the availability schedule for nonlocal checks from five to four business days, except that a depositary bank could retain a five-day availability schedule for subcategories of nonlocal checks for which it certifies that it does not receive a sufficient proportion of returned checks within four business days. This proposal was one of several possible alternatives for defining subcategories of nonlocal checks that would be subject to a shortened availability schedule. The Board has concluded that return times for nonlocal checks do not support a reduced availability schedule for nonlocal checks in the aggregate at this time. The Board has also determined that the costs and potential risks would outweigh the likely benefits of establishing subcategories of nonlocal checks for availability purposes at this time. Therefore, the Board has decided not to propose any specific regulatory changes at this time to reduce the nonlocal check availability schedule.
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1999 Banking and consumer regulatory policy