December 17, 2013
The Federal Arbitration Act and Access to Justice: Will Recent Supreme Court Decisions Undermine the Rights of Consumers, Workers, and Small Businesses?December 17, 2013--Written statement of Mike Rothman, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce on behalf of the North American Securities Administrators Assocation (NASAA) before the Senate Judiciary Committee issued as part of a hearing on the Federal Arbitration Act.
October 30, 2013 October 30, 2013--Written testimony of NASAA Deputy General Counsel Rick Fleming, delivered to the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment providing an overview of the current status of NASAA’s work in designing a new multi-state review process for offerings conducted under Title IV of the JOBS Act, including a one-stop, filing process for “Regulation A+” and to offer NASAA's views on Title II of the JOBS Act, which lifted the long-standing ban on general solicitation, Title III’s crowdfunding provisions and NASAA’s views of the SEC’s proposed rules and other JOBS Act-related issues.
October 23, 2013 October 23, 2013 – Written testimony of NASAA Past President and Arkansas Securities Commissioner A. Heath Abshure Arkansas, delivered to the House Committee on Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises, providing NASAA’s views on various capital formation proposals informally referred to “JOBS Act 2.0”.
September 21, 2012
The JOBS Act: The Importance of Prompt Implementation for Entrepreneurs, Capital Formation, and Job CreationSeptember 13, 2012 - Written statement of NASAA President Heath Abshure, provided to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the House Oversight Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services, and Bailouts, outlining NASAA’s views on the current status of rulemakings under JOBS Act Titles II (General Solicitation and Advertising in Rules 506/144A), III (Crowdfunding) and IV (Regulation A+) of the Act issued as part of a hearing on JOBS Act implementation.
June 6, 2012 June 6, 2012 - Written testimony of Texas Securities Commission John Morgan, delivered before the House Financial Services Committee, outlining NASAA’s opposition to H.R. 4624, the Investment Advisor Oversight Act of 2012.
December 1, 2011 December 1, 2011 - Written testimony of NASAA President Jack Herstein, delivered to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, outlining NASAA’s position that the states are best positioned to oversee small business capital formation, including crowdfunded offerings.
September 21, 2011 September 21, 2011 - Written testimony of Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, outlining the unintended consequences investors could face from legislative efforts to loosen regulations on how new and small businesses raise money.
September 13, 2011
Ensuring Appropriate Regulatory Oversight of Broker-Dealers and Legislative Proposals to Improve Investment Adviser OversightSeptember 13, 2011 - Written testimony of Pennsylvania Securities Commissioner Steven Irwin, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, expressing NASAA’s opposition the creation of an SRO to oversee state regulated investment advisers.
July 12, 2011 July 12, 2011 - Written testimony of NASAA President David Massey, delivered to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, discussing how the Dodd-Frank Act has provided enhanced protection to investors.
July 15, 2010 July 15, 2010 - Written testimony of Montana Deputy Securities Commissioner Lynne Egan, delivered to the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, discussing ways to improve investor education and allow investors to make more informed decisions.