The Maryland Securities Commission has issued an order amending the Maryland Securities Act to adopt the NASAA Registration Exemption for Investment Advisers to Private Funds Model Rule concerning treatment of certain private fund advisers under the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Washington’s Franchise Investment Protection Act, chapter 19.100 RCW (the “Act”), was amended to make technical corrections in the 2012 legislative session through Senate Bill 6172. The amendments better align the Act with the Federal Trade Commission’s Franchise Rule, 16 CFR § 436, and Washington’s Administrative Procedures Act. The amendments: Revise the franchise disclosure document delivery […]
NASAA’s Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group (the “Franchise Project Group” or “Project Group”) is rereleasing for comment from interested persons proposed changes to NASAA’s Model Franchise Exemptions (the “Model Exemptions”). In response to a previous solicitation for comment, NASAA received a total of six (6) public comments regarding various provisions in the Model Exemptions. […]
March 14, 2012 – The Washington Securities Division is proposing to amend Chapter 460-33A WAC, which provides an optional method of registration for “mortgage paper securities” as defined in WAC 460-33A-015(4). The proposed rules would strengthen investor suitability requirements; revise the calculation of the number of investors that may participate in a loan; establish requirements […]
January 18, 2012 – NASAA announces that a toll-free hotline and website have been established to assist investors who purchased auction rate securities (ARS) through E*TRADE Securities LLC.
December 21, 2011 The Honorable Tim Johnson Chairman Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs 534 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Richard ShelbyRanking MemberSenate Committee on Banking,Housing, & Urban Affairs534 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingWashington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Johnson and Ranking Member Shelby: On behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) I amwriting […]