Amendments to Regulation SHO
The Securities and Exchange Commission is re-opening the comment period on the ``Amendments to Regulation SHO'' it proposed in Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54154 (July 14, 2006), 71 FR 41710 (July 21, 2006) (the ``Proposal''). In view of the continuing public interest in the Proposal, as well as to reflect concerns raised by commenters, we believe that it is appropriate to re-open the comment period before we take action on the Proposal.
Interagency Proposal for Model Privacy Form Under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
The OCC, Board, FDIC, OTS, NCUA, FTC, CFTC, and SEC (the Agencies) are proposing amendments to their rules that implement the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), Title V, Subtitle A. These rules require financial institutions to provide initial and annual privacy notices to their customers. As required under section 728 of the Financial Services Regulatory Relief Act of 2006 (Regulatory Relief Act or Act), the Agencies are proposing a safe harbor model privacy form that financial institutions may use to provide disclosures under the privacy rules. Institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses currently contained in most of the privacy rules would lose the benefit of a safe harbor for compliance with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule. Similarly, institutions that use notices based on the Sample Clauses in the SEC's privacy rule could no longer rely on the guidance provided with respect to those notices if they are provided more than one year following the date of publication of a final rule.
Technical Amendment to Regulation S-T
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is amending Regulation S-T to make a correction with respect to mandated electronic submissions and to include persons or entities that submit filings for review by the Division of Market Regulation as persons or entities that are subject to the electronic filing requirements of Regulation S-T. The amendment will clarify that a filing submitted on an electronic filing system other than the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (``EDGAR'') system is not a mandated submission under Regulation S-T and will clarify that filers who submit forms on EDGAR for review by the Division of Market Regulation are subject to the requirements of Regulation S-T. The Commission is also amending the Rules of Organization and Program Management to delegate authority to the Director of the Division of Market Regulation to adjust the filing date of an electronic submission and to grant or deny a continuing hardship exemption from electronic filing under Regulation S-T. The amendment will conserve Commission resources and will allow the Commission to make such adjustments and to grant or deny such exemptions in a timely manner.
John Hancock Life Insurance Company, et al.
Applicants seek an order approving the substitution of shares of certain series of John Hancock Trust (``JHT'') for shares of certain series of other, unaffiliated, registered investment companies as described herein. Filing Date: The application was filed on July 31, 2006, and an amended and restated application was filed on March 8, 2007. Hearing or Notification of Hearing: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Secretary of the Commission and serving Applicants with a copy of the request personally or by mail. Hearing requests must be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on April 13, 2007, and should be accompanied by proof of service on Applicants in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the requester's interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Secretary of the Commission.