|Enacted by||the 76th United States Congress|
|Public law||Pub.L. 76–253|
|Statutes at Large||53 Stat. 1149|
|Acts amended||Securities Act of 1933 (inserted as Title III)|
|U.S.C. sections created||15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa–77bbbb|
|Act as amended (amendments noted by section)|
The Trust Indenture Act of 1939 (TIA), codified at 15 U.S.C. §§ 77aaa–77bbbb, supplements the Securities Act of 1933 in the case of the distribution of debt securities in the United States. Generally speaking, the TIA requires the appointment of a suitably independent and qualified trustee to act for the benefit of the holders of the securities, and specifies various substantive provisions for the trust indenture that must be entered into by the issuer and the trustee. The TIA is administered by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which has made various regulations under the act.