The House passed H.R. 801, the Holding Company Registration Threshold Equalization Act of 2013, sponsored by Rep. Womack, by a vote of 417 to 7.  The bill corrects a technical error in the JOBS Act, which raised the shareholder threshold for Exchange Act registration for banks and bank holding companies but not for savings and loan holding companies.

The bill puts SLHCs on par with bank holding companies by increasing the shareholder registration threshold for SLHCs from 500 to 2,000, and the deregistration threshold from 300 to 1,200.