by Cydney Posner
The SEC has launched a new database, a Rulemaking Index, which collects on a single site information on rulemaking activity since 2008. The information is grouped together by file number, so that you can see the proposals, final rules and other actions related to a particular rulemaking and check its status. The rulemakings are also identified by informal short names. According to SEC Chair Mary Jo White, the new database is intended to enhance transparency and was the suggestion of Commissioner Luis Aguilar.