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SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016

Posted In JOBS Act, SEC, Securities

President Obama on December 16, 2016, signed into law the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016.

During a period of exceptional political division, it was noteworthy that the Act passed with bi-partisan support and was quickly signed into law by the President.

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SEC Adopts Changes to Rules 147 and 505

Posted In Crowdfunding, JOBS Act, SEC, Securities

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on October 26, 2016, voted to update Rules 147 and 504.

These changes reflect the increased use of Rule 147 in connection with intrastate securities offerings, often in combination with state intrastate crowdfunding rules. The revision to Rule 504 reflects the increased usage of Regulation D in connection with private offerings and the liberalization of private offerings under the 2012 JOBS Act and the SEC’s Regulation CF. Because the SEC took more than three years to implement the crowdfunding provisions in Title III of the JOBS Act, may state regulators and legislators took steps to implement intrastate crowdfunding rules as contemplated by Rule 147. Those state rules, in many respects, were more permissive than what the SEC had previously allows. As a result, the North American Securities Administrators Association joined with a bipartisan group from Congress to support these changes.

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SEC Adopts Amendments to Implement JOBS Act and FAST Act Changes for Exchange Act Registration Requirements

On May 3, 2016, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that it was amending its rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These amendments implement provisions of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).

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