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Corporations Code - CORP

TITLE 4. SECURITIES [25000 - 31516]

  ( Title 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 384. )

DIVISION 1. CORPORATE SECURITIES LAW OF 1968 [25000 - 25707]

  ( Division 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 88. )

PART 4. ADVERTISING SECURITIES [25300 - 25302]
  ( Part 4 added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 88. )

25300.
  

(a) No person shall publish any advertisement in this state concerning any security sold or offered for sale in this state unless a true copy of the advertisement has first been filed in the office of the commissioner at least three business days prior to the publication or such shorter period as the commissioner may by rule or order allow.

(b) Subdivision (a) of this section does not apply to:

(1) Any advertisement for any security published by a licensed broker-dealer if he or she is not effecting transactions in such security as an underwriter or other participant in a distribution for the issuer;

(2) Any advertisement for any security published by an issuer or any underwriter or other participant in a distribution for the issuer if the security or transaction is exempted by the provisions of Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 25100) of Part 2 of this division;

(3) Any advertisement for any security in a nonissuer transaction if the security is exempted by Section 25100 or an offer of the security is exempted by subdivision (g) of Section 25104;

(4) Any advertisement permitted or required by Section 5(b)(2) or Section 2(10)(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 with respect to a security which has been registered under the Securities Act of 1933 and qualified for sale in this state;

(5) Any advertisement with respect to (A) a security that is subject to Sections 25100.1 and 25101.1 and the advertisement is permitted or required under the Securities Act of 1933, (B) a transaction that is subject to Section 25102.1 and the advertisement is permitted or required under the Securities Act of 1933, or (C) an investment adviser that is subject to Section 25230.1 and the advertisement is permitted or required under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940; or

(6) Any other advertisement exempted by rule of the commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 391, Sec. 29. Effective January 1, 1998.)

25301.
  

All advertisements published by any broker-dealer that are exempted from filing by paragraph (1) or paragraph (6) of subdivision (b) of Section 25300 shall be approved prior to use by signature or initial of an officer, partner, or responsible supervisory official of the broker-dealer and the signed or initialed copy shall be retained by the broker-dealer in an appropriate file for a period of three years, subject to examination by the commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 391, Sec. 30. Effective January 1, 1998.)

25302.
  

(a) No person shall publish any advertisement concerning any security in this state after the commissioner finds that the advertisement contains any statement that is false or misleading or omits to make any statement necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and so notifies the person in writing. Such notification may be given summarily without notice or hearing. At any time after the issuance of a notification under this section, the person desiring to use the advertisement may in writing request that the order be rescinded. Upon the receipt of such a written request, the matter shall be set down for hearing to commence within 15 business days after such receipt unless the person making the request consents to a later date. After such hearing, which shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the commissioner shall determine whether to affirm and continue or to rescind such order, and the commissioner shall have all the powers granted under such act.

(b) This section does not apply to any advertisement for any security which is subject to the supervision, regulation or examination of any of the following:

(1) The Insurance Commissioner.

(2) The Commissioner of Financial Institutions.

(3) The Public Utilities Commission.

(4) The Office of Thrift Supervision.

(5) The Comptroller of the Currency of the United States.

(6) The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

(7) The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1064, Sec. 19. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative July 1, 1997, by Ch. 814 of Ch. 1064.)

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