The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will vote on new rules governing proxy voting advice next week that would undo restrictions enacted during the previous administration.

The proposed amendments, up for a vote on July 13, would create safe harbors for proxy voting advisers and rescind a controversial provision giving corporate executives a first look at reports from proxy voting advisory firms.

The targeted rules were put in place in 2020 and faced fierce criticism from several activist investors, which argued they made it harder for shareholders to hold executives and boards accountable for poor performance.

Also on July 13, the SEC will likely propose a more shareholder-friendly approach to the way it evaluates no-action requests on ESG matters making it more difficult for companies to exclude shareholder motions on issues like workforce diversity or climate from the annual meeting agenda.

No-action relief has already been granted to companies far less frequently under Gary Gensler, President Joe Biden’s nominee to run the SEC.