TITLE 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

CHAPTER 7-11
Rhode Island Uniform Securities Act

PART 7-11-401
Exemptions from Registration

SECTION 7-11-403


§ 7-11-403 Provisions applicable to exemptions generally.

(a) The director may by order deny or revoke an exemption specified in § 7-11-401 or 7-11-402 regarding a specific security or transaction if the director reasonably believes, after inquiry, that there is about to be or has been a violation of this chapter and that the action is necessary or appropriate for the protection of investors. Following entry of any order, the procedures set forth in § 7-11-710 shall be followed. No order under this subsection may operate retroactively.

(b) In any civil, criminal, or administrative proceeding under this chapter, the burden of proving an exemption or an exception from a definition is upon the person claiming it.

(c) The director may by rule exempt any other class of securities or transactions from §§ 7-11-301 and 7-11-404. Exemptions are subject to restrictions and conditions imposed by rule that the director determines are necessary for the protection of investors.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1990, ch. 460, § 2.)