Title 7
Corporations, Associations, and Partnerships

Chapter 11
Rhode Island Uniform Securities Act

Part VII

R.I. Gen. Laws 7-11-705

 7-11-705.  Rules, forms, and orders.

(a) In addition to specific authority otherwise granted by this chapter, the director:

(1) Shall adopt rules of practice describing the nature and requirements of all formal and informal procedures available to the public, including a description of all forms and instructions that are to be used by persons dealing with the director;

(2) May adopt rules, in addition to those otherwise required by this chapter embodying appropriate standards, principles, and procedural safeguards that the director applies in the administration of this chapter; and

(3) May adopt rules defining any term, whether or not used in this chapter, insofar as the definition is not inconsistent with this chapter.

(b) To keep rules adopted by the director in harmony with the regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission under the federal securities laws and to encourage uniformity with the rules of securities agencies and administrators in other states, the director, insofar as is consistent with this chapter, shall take into consideration the regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the rules of securities agencies and administrators in other states that enact a law comparable to this chapter.

(c) Unless specifically provided in this chapter to the contrary, no rule or order may be adopted, amended, or repealed unless the director determines that the action is:

(1) In the public interest and appropriate for the protection of investors; and

(2) Consistent with the purposes fairly intended by the policy and provisions of this chapter.

(d) The director may use his or her own experience, technical competence, specialized knowledge, and judgment in the adoption of a rule.

(e) The director may by rule or order prescribe:

(1) The form and content of financial statements required under this chapter;

(2) The circumstances under which consolidated financial statements must be filed; and

(3) Whether a required financial statement must be certified and by whom. Unless the director provides otherwise by rule or order, a financial statement required under this chapter must be prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles or other accounting principles as are prescribed for the issuer of the financial statement by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(f) The director shall file in the office of the secretary of state and in the director's office each rule adopted or amended and all rules existing on July 12, 1990 that have not been previously filed. The filing must be done as soon after adoption or amendment of the rule as is practicable. The director shall affix to each rule a certificate of the time and date of filing and keep a permanent register open to public inspection of all fixed rules.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 460, 2.