TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-11
Rhode Island Uniform Securities Act

PART 7-11-301
Registration of Securities

SECTION 7-11-307


§ 7-11-307 Federal covered securities.

(a) The director may require by rule or order the filing of any or all of the following documents with respect to a covered security under § 18(b)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77r(b)(2):

(1) Prior to the initial offer of a federal covered security in this state, all documents that are part of a current federal registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77a et seq., or, in lieu of filing the registration statement, a notice as prescribed by the director by rule or otherwise, together with a consent to service of process signed by the issuer and with a nonrefundable fee of one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of the maximum aggregate offering price at which the federal covered securities are to be offered in this state, but not less than three hundred dollars ($300) or more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(2) An open end management company, a face amount certificate company, or a unit investment trust, as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, 15 U.S.C. § 80a-1 et seq., may file a notice for an indefinite amount of securities. The issuer, at the time of filing, shall pay a nonrefundable fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(3) After the initial offer of the federal covered security in this state, all documents that are part of an amendment to a current federal registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, are filed concurrently with the director.

(4) Unless otherwise extended by the director, an initial notice filing under this subsection is effective for one year commencing upon the date the notice or registration statement, as applicable, is received by the director unless a later date is indicated by the issuer. A notice filing may be renewed by filing a renewal notice as prescribed by the director and paying a renewal fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

(b) Regarding any security that is a covered security under § 18(b)(4)(D) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77r(b) (4)(D), the director may by rule or otherwise require the issuer to file a notice on SEC Form D and a consent to service of process signed by the issuer no later than fifteen (15) days after the first sale of the federal covered security in this state, together with Form U-2, Form D and a nonrefundable fee of three hundred dollars ($300).

(c) The director may by rule or otherwise require the filing of any document filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77a et seq., with respect to a covered security under § 18(b)(3) or (4) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77r(b)(3) or (4), together with a notice and fees as defined in subparagraph (a)(1).

(d) The director may issue a stop order suspending the offer and sale of a federal covered security, except a covered security under § 18(b)(1) of the Securities Act of 1933, 15 U.S.C. § 77r(b)(1), if the director finds that (1) the order is in the public interest and (2) there is a failure to comply with any condition established under this section.

(e) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, until October 11, 1999, the director may require the registration of any federal covered security for which the fees required by this section have not been paid promptly following written notification from the director to the issuer of the nonpayment or underpayment of the fees. An issuer is considered to have promptly paid the fees if they are remitted to the director within fifteen (15) days following the person's receipt of written notification from the director.

(f) The director may by rule or order waive any or all of the provisions of this section.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1997, ch. 69, § 2; P.L. 2003, ch. 376, art. 24, § 1.)