1. A security meeting the conditions set forth in this section may be registered by filing as provided in this section.
2. In order to register under this section, the issuer must meet all of the following conditions:
a. The issuer must be a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership organized under the laws of one of the states or possessions of the United States which engages in or proposes to engage in a business other than petroleum exploration or production mining or other extractive industries.
b. The securities must be offered and sold only on behalf of the issuer, and must not be used by any selling security holder to register securities for resale.
3. In order to register under this section, all of the following conditions must be satisfied:
a. The offering price for common stock, the exercise price if the securities are options, warrants, or rights for common stock, or the conversion price if the securities are convertible into common stock must be equal to or greater than five dollars per share. The issuer must not split its common stock, or declare a stock dividend, for two years after effectiveness of the registration, except that in connection with a subsequent registered public offering, the issuer may upon application and consent of the administrator take such action.
b. A commission, fee, or other remuneration shall not be paid or given, directly or indirectly, for the sale of the securities, except for a payment to a broker-dealer or agent registered under this chapter, or except for a payment as permitted by the administrator by rule or by order issued upon written application showing good cause for allowance of a commission, fee, or other remuneration.
c. The issuer or a broker-dealer offering or selling the securities is not or would not be disqualified under rule 505, 17 C.F.R. § 230.505 (2)(iii), adopted under the federal Securities Act of 1933.
d. The aggregate offering price of the offering of securities by the issuer within or outside this state must not exceed one million dollars, less the aggregate offering price for all securities sold within twelve months before the start of, and during the offering of, the securities under rule 504, 17 C.F.R. § 230.504, in reliance on any exemption under section 3(b) of the federal Securities Act of 1933 or in violation of section 5(a) of that Act; provided, that if rule 504, 17 C.F.R. § 230.504, adopted under the Securities Act of 1933, is amended after April 26, 1990, the administrator may by rule increase the limit under this paragraph to conform to that increased amount.
e. An offering document meeting the disclosure requirements of rule 502(b)(2), 17 C.F.R. § 230.502(b)(2), adopted under the Securities Act of 1933, must be delivered to each purchaser in the state prior to the sale of the securities, unless the administrator by rule or order provides for disclosure different from that rule.
f. The issuer must file with the administrator an application for registration and the offering document to be used in connection with the offer and sale of securities.
g. The issuer must pay to the administrator a fee of one hundred dollars and is not required to pay the filing fee set forth in section 502.208, subsection 2.
4. Unless the administrator issues a stop order denying the effectiveness of the registration, as provided in section 502.209, the registration becomes effective on the fifth business day after the registration has been filed with the administrator, or earlier if the administrator permits a shorter time period between registration and effectiveness.
5. In connection with an offering registered under this section, a person may be registered as an agent of the issuer under section 502.301 by the filing of an application by the issuer with the administrator for the registration of the person as an agent of the issuer and the paying of a fee of ten dollars. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the registration of the agent shall be effective until withdrawn by the issuer or until the securities registered pursuant to the registration statement have all been sold, whichever occurs first. The registration of an agent shall become effective when ordered by the administrator or on the fifth business day after the agent's application has been filed with the administrator, whichever occurs first, and the administrator shall not impose further conditions upon the registration of the agent. However, the administrator may deny, revoke, suspend, or withdraw the registration of the agent at any time as provided in section 502.304. For the purposes of registration of agents under this section, the issuer and agent are not required to post bond. An agent registered solely pursuant to this section is entitled to sell only securities registered under this section.
6. This section is not applicable to any of the following issuers:
a. An investment company, including a mutual fund.
b. An issuer subject to the reporting requirements of section 13 or 15(d) of the federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
c. A direct participation program, unless otherwise permitted by the administrator by rule or order for good cause.
d. A blind pool or other offering for which the specific business or properties cannot now be described, unless the administrator determines that the blind pool is a community development, seed, or venture capital fund for which the administrator permits a waiver.
7. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the administrator shall not deny effectiveness to or suspend or revoke the effectiveness of a registration under this section on the basis of section 502.209, subsection 1, paragraph "h", and the administrator shall not impose the conditions specified in section 502.208, subsection 8, subsection 9, paragraph "b", or subsection 12. The administrator may issue a stop order pursuant to section 502.209 to filers under this section for any of the following additional reasons:
a. The issuer's principal place of business is not in this state.
b. At least fifty percent of the issuer's full-time employees are not located in this state.
c. At least eighty percent of the net proceeds of the offering are not going to be used in connection with the operations of the issuer in this state.
d. If the issuer is a seed or venture capital fund, at least fifty percent of the moneys received from the sale of the securities will not be used to make seed or venture capital investments in this state.
90 Acts, ch 1196, § 3; 92 Acts, ch 1151, § 105; 95 Acts, ch 67, §35
Referred to in § 502.207B, 502.208
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