- National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996
The National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 is an amendment to United States federal securities laws in order to promote efficiency and capital formation in the financial markets, and to amend the Investment Company Act of 1940 to promote more efficient management of mutual funds, protect investors, and provide more effective and less burdensome regulation between states and the Federal Government.
The law made substantial changes to the competing systems of securities regulation at the state and federal level.
One of its provisions declares that any offering of a "covered security" (as defined within the act) is exempt from state registration and review.
Covered securities include the following:
- Nationally traded securities - for example, securities listed or authorized for listing on the NYSE or included or qualified for inclusion in Nasdaq;
- Securities of a registered investment company (i.e., mutual funds); and
- Offers and sales of certain exempt securities
Among the covered securities are any securities offered pursuant to S.E.C. Rule 506.
- Uniform Securities Act
- Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination (Series 63)
- National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 (Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate) [H.R.3005.ENR]
- United States federal financial legislation
- United States securities law
- Financial regulation in the United States
- United States federal securities legislation
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