Securities Regulation

ORS 59.065
Registration procedures

  • application
  • fees
  • rules


The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services by rule shall establish procedures for registering securities. The director may coordinate registration in this state with any federal securities Act or national registration system.


Every registration application submitted shall be accompanied by a fee. The director shall set the fee by rule in an amount per $1,000 of the aggregate price of the securities that are to be offered in this state. The fee is not refundable.


(a) The director shall set the fee described in subsection (2) of this section in an amount that the director determines is equal as nearly as possible to the national midpoint for similar fees charged by all other state regulatory agencies within the United States responsible for regulating securities.


The director may adjust the amount of the fee described in subsection (2) of this section every two years to reflect changes in the national midpoint for a similar fee.


In determining the national midpoint for similar fees under this section, the director may consider national midpoints determined by the North American Securities Administrators Association, the National Association of Securities Dealers or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


If a registrant sells securities in Oregon in excess of the quantity registered or for a price in excess of the aggregate price for which fees were initially paid, the registrant may obtain registration of the excess securities by paying three times the difference between the initial fee paid and the fee required under subsection (2) of this section for the securities sold in Oregon. The additional fee may not be less than $100. Registration of the excess securities shall be effective retroactively to the date of sale. [1967 c.537 §8; 1973 c.366 §4; 1985 c.349 §8; 1987 c.603 §3; 1997 c.772 §7; 2003 c.270 §3; 2003 c.785 §2]
§§ 59.055 to 59.155

Law Review Citations

56 OLR 473 (1977); 68 OLR 228 (1989)

Chapter 59

Notes of Decisions

Public policy does not prohibit nonculpable corporate directors held liable under this chapter from seeking indemnification from persons actually responsible for the wrongful issuance of unregistered securities. Collins v. Fitzwater, 277 Or 401, 560 P2d 1074 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Additional real estate license not required where security sold is interest in limited partnership to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971


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