The Federal Reserve Board has published a proposed rule to repeal the Board’s Regulation Q, which prohibits the payment of interest on demand deposits by institutions that are member banks of the Federal Reserve System.

The proposed rule would implement Section 627 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which repeals Section 19(i) of the Federal Reserve Act in its entirety effective July 21, 2011. The repeal of that section of the Federal Reserve Act on that date eliminates the statutory authority under which the Board established Regulation Q.

The proposed rule would also repeal the Board’s published interpretation of Regulation Q and would remove references to Regulation Q found in the Board’s other regulations, interpretations, and commentary.

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