Excerpt from Sen. Lugar's statement, with links to
section-by-section analysis, and the full-text of the bill
"Mr. President, I rise today with Senator Gramm, distinguished Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, and Senator Fitzgerald, distinguished Chairman of the Subcommittee on Research, Nutrition and General Legislation of the Senate Agriculture Committee, to introduce legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), which lapses on September 30th of this year. The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 would reauthorize the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) for five additional years and would reform the Commodity Exchange Act in three primary ways.
"First, it would incorporate the unanimous recommendations of the President's Working Group (PWG) on the proper legal and regulatory treatment of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.
"Second, it would codify the regulatory relief proposal of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to ensure that futures exchanges are appropriately regulated and remain competitive.
"Lastly, this legislation would reform the Shad-Johnson jurisdictional accord, which banned single stock futures 18 years ago.
[full text of Sen. Lugar's statement]