Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority, as the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the futures trading industry. The Act made extensive changes in the basic authority of Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, which itself had made extensive changes in the original Grain Futures Act of 1922. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.).
|Long title||An Act to amend the Commodity Exchange Act to strengthen the regulation of futures trading, to bring all agricultural and other commodities traded on exchanges under regulation, and for other purposes.|
|Enacted by||the 93rd United States Congress|
|Effective||October 23, 1974|
|Statutes at Large||88 Stat. 1389|
|Titles amended||7 U.S.C.: Agriculture|
|U.S.C. sections amended||7 U.S.C. ch. 1 § 4a|
This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Archived August 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Jasper Womach.
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