On July 31, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the "Corporate and Financial Institution Compensation Fairness Act of 2009", which deals with say-on-pay and compensation committee independence. The final version of the bill incorporates amendments subsequent to its approval by the House Financial Services Committee, with the final version clarifying that the section regarding enhanced compensation structure reporting to reduce "perverse incentives" shall not apply to covered financial institutions with assets of less than $1 billion. Whether the proposed legislation makes it through the Senate remains to be seen.