Securities Regulation

ORS 59.245

  • publicity with respect to violations
  • cease and desist order

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services:


May make such public or private investigations within or outside this state as the director deems necessary to determine whether a person has violated or is about to violate any provision of the Oregon Securities Law or any rule or order of the director, or to aid in the enforcement of the Oregon Securities Law or in the formulation of rules and forms thereunder;


May require or permit a person to file a statement in writing, under oath or otherwise as the director determines, as to all the facts and circumstances concerning the matter to be investigated;


May publish information concerning any violation of the Oregon Securities Law or any rule or order of the director; and


If the director has reason to believe that any person has engaged, is engaging or is about to engage in any violation of the Oregon Securities Law, may issue an order, subject to ORS 59.295 (Notice of orders), directed to the person to cease and desist from the violation or threatened violation. [1967 c.537 §22; 1973 c.366 §6; 1999 c.315 §2; 2007 c.71 §14]
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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