New Hampshire Adopts Uniform Securities Act - Effective January 1, 2016

Monday, December 14, 2015

On July 27, 2014 New Hampshire’s Governor signed into law a new Uniform Securities Act. The new Act repeals and replaces New Hampshire’s current Uniform Securities Act which is based on the 1956 model securities act. The new Act is based on the Uniform Securities Act of 2002, drafted by the Uniform Law Commission of the American Bar Association, which is a model statute designed to guide each state in drafting its state securities law.

The new Act goes into effect on January 1, 2016 and is intended to simplify and facilitate capital-raising by small-and medium-sized companies, better align securities offering rules with regulatory interests, update and clarify securities compliance requirements, and preserve and enhance investor protections. It is also expected to eliminate any disincentives for companies to operate in New Hampshire and bring consistency between New Hampshire securities law and the securities law of many other states.

A link to the new Securities Act is here.

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