PUBLIC LAW 98-440—OCT. 3, 1984
98 STAT. 1689
Public Law 98-440 98th Congress An Act To amend the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to the treatment of mortgage backed securities, to increase the authority of the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Secondary Mortgage Market Enhancement Act of 1984". TITLE I—SECURITIES LAWS AMENDMENTS MORTGAGE RELATED SECURITY
SEC. 101. Section 3(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78c(a)) is amended by adding the following new paragraph at the end thereof: "(41) The term 'mortgage related security' means a security that is rated in one of the two highest rating categories by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization, and either: "(A) represents ownership of one or more promissory notes or certificates of interest or participation in such notes (including any rights designed to assure servicing of, or the receipt or timeliness of receipt by the holders of such notes, certificates, or participations of amounts payable under, such notes, certificates, or participations), which notes: "(i) are directly secured by a first lien on a single parcel of real estate, including stock allocated to a dwelling unit in a residential cooperative housing corporation, upon which is located a dwelling or mixed residential and commercial structure, or on a residential manufactured home as defined in section 603(6) of the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974, whether such manufactured home is considered real or personal property under the laws of the State in which it is to be located; and "(ii) were originated by a savings and loan association, savings bank, commercial bank, credit union, insurance company, or similar institution which is supervised and examined by a Federal or State authority, or by a mortgagee approved by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development pursuant to sections 203 and 211 of the National Housing Act, or, where such notes involve a lien on the manufactured home, by any such institution or by any financial institution approved for insurance by the Secretary of Housing and
Oct. 3, 1984 [S. 2040]
Secondary Mortgage Market Enhancement Act of 1984. 12 USC 1701 note. Banks and banking. Real property. Personal property.
42 USC 5402.
12 USC 1709, 1715b.