The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs published the Spring 2023 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.  This includes the SEC’s spring rulemaking agenda.  Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gensler had the following comment, “In every generation since President Franklin Roosevelt’s, our Commission has updated its ruleset to meet the challenges of a new hour. Consistent with our legal mandate, guided by economic analysis, and informed by public comment, this agenda reflects the latest step in that long tradition. Thus, I am pleased to support it.”

A link to the agenda is included below.  Notably, a number of final rules are slated for October 2023 (this is only an estimated timeframe), including the following:

  • Climate change disclosure rules
  • Cybersecurity risk governance rules
  • Special purpose acquisition companies rules
  • Amendments to 13D/G

During the fall, the agenda also suggests that the SEC will propose the following:

  • Amendments to Regulation D and Form D
  • Human Capital Management Disclosures
  • Revisions to the Definition of Securities Held of Record (the Section 12(g) threshold)

As with prior rulemaking agendas during the Chair Gensler-led SEC, the agenda includes a wide range of proposed and final rules, covering an extensive number of areas.  See the complete agenda here.