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2007-2008 Regulatory Agendas

02-032
Office of Securities

AGENCY UMBRELLA UNIT NUMBER: 02-032
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, Office of Securities

CONTACT PERSON: Bonnie E. Russell, Acting Securities Administrator, 121 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0121. Tel: (207) 624-8551. E-mail: Bonnie.E.Russell@maine.gov

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE THE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2007-2008 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

CHAPTER 504: Broker-Dealer and Agent Licensing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16404, 16411, 16412, and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Licensed broker-dealers and agents and applicants for such licenses
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 506: Rule Governing Broker-Dealers Transacting Business on the Premises of Financial Institutions
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Broker-dealers transacting business on premises of financial institutions, financial institutions, Maine investors and financial institution customers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 507: Licensing Exemption for Certain Canadian Broker-Dealers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16203, 16401(2), and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Broker-dealers who are residents of Canada
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 510: Broker-Dealers, Investment Advisers, and Others Using the Internet for General Dissemination of Information about Securities Products and Services
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Broker-dealers, sales representatives, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 511: Change of Ownership or Control of a Broker-Dealer or Investment Adviser
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16407(4) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes
ANTICPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Broker-dealers and investment advisers that change ownership
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 515: Investment Adviser Licensing
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16403, 16404, 16405, 16406, 16408, 16411, 16412, and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Investment advisers and persons representing investment advisers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 516: Definition of Client for Purposes of Investment Adviser Licensing and Notice Filing by Federal
Covered Investment Advisers
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Investment advisers and federal covered investment advisers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

CHAPTER 525: Rule Regarding Small Company Offering Registrations
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16304(5-6) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Small companies that wish to offer their securities to the public
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 532: Securities Offerings on the Internet
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16203
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Issuers who offer or sell securities in Maine via the internet
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 533: Maine Issuer Notification of Exemption Form
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16202(15)(E) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Maine companies conducting limited securities offerings
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 534: Limited Private Offering Exemption; Purchasers Present in this State and Single Issue
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATE SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Issuers relying on certain exemptions from the securities registration requirement
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 536: Securities Manuals
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16202(2)(D) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Securities holders of companies covered by certain securities manuals
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 537: Exemption for Offers and Sales to Accredited Investors
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16402(2)(I), 16203, and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Issuers offering securities in Maine to accredited investors; sales representatives acting for such issuers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 538: Exemption for Offers and Sales to the Finance Authority of Maine
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16402(2)(I), 16203, and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Issuers offering securities to the Finance Authority of Maine; sales representatives acting for such issuers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 539: Offers and Sales of Viatical Settlement Contracts
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16202(25) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Any person offering or selling viatical settlement contracts in Maine
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 540: Adjudicatory Proceedings Rule
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: All parties who may have proceedings pursuant to the Revised Maine Securities Act
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 541: Initial and Annual Renewal Fees
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16410 and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons and entities required to pay initial and annual fees.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

CHAPTER 542: Model Rescission Offer Forms
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: §§ 16510(2) and 16605
PURPOSE: Revise and update this rule to address policy, law, industry, or other changes.
ANTICPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons making rescission offers as a result of the sale of unregistered securities
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

NEW RULE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§ 16403(2)(C) and 16605
PURPOSE: To exempt from the investment adviser licensing requirement persons providing investment advice to certain pooled investment funds.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Persons providing investment advice to certain pooled investment funds
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

NEW RULE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: To make it a “dishonest or unethical practice” under 32 MRSA §16412(4)(M) for a broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representation to use a title or a designation implying special expertise or training in providing brokerage services or investment advice to senior citizens except as allowed by the rule.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Broker-dealers, agents, investment advisers, and investment adviser representatives
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

NEW RULE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 5 MRSA §9001(3), 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: To prescribe the procedure for submission, consideration, and disposition of requests for advisory rulings and no-action letters.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Anyone who may wish to request an advisory ruling from the Securities Administrator
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected

NEW RULE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §16605
PURPOSE: To adopt, in whole or in part, the “Model Rules for State Coordination with the Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System” to enable Maine to participate in the coordinated review of certain securities offerings of Canadian issuers.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Certain Canadian securities issuers
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.

NEW RULE
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 10 MRSA §1350-A(1)
PURPOSE: To provide for the administration and implementation of the “Notice of Risk to Personal Data Act.”
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Prior to 10/2008
AFFECTED PARTIES: Information brokers and other persons maintaining computerized data that includes personal information, such as social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, account numbers, and account passwords
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not expected.