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Date of enactment: March 27, 2008
2007 Senate Bill 483 Date of publication*: April 10, 2008
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 2005-06 : Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
2007 WISCONSIN ACT 196
An Act to amend 19.42 (12), 20.144 (1) (i), 20.923 (8), 21.72 (1) (a) 12., 25.186 (1) (a), 25.186 (1) (c), 25.186 (2) (a), 49.853 (1) (c) 6., 49.857 (1) (d) 12., 73.0301 (1) (d) 6., 183.1303, 226.14 (8), 227.54, 421.202 (8), 422.501 (2) (b) 7., 552.01 (6) (c), 552.05 (2) (intro.), 560.036 (1) (fm) 2., 611.76 (11), 644.22, 893.66 (3), 946.79 (1) (a), 946.82 (4) and 972.085; and to repeal and recreate chapter 551 of the statutes; relating to: repealing and recreating the Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law, granting rule-making authority, and providing penalties.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
196,1 Section 1. 19.42 (12) of the statutes is amended to read:
19.42 (12) "Security" has the meaning given under s. 551.02 (13) 551.102 (28), except that the term does not include a certificate of deposit or a deposit in a savings and loan association, savings bank, credit union or similar association organized under the laws of any state.
196,2 Section 2. 20.144 (1) (i) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.144 (1) (i) Investor education and training fund. The amounts in the schedule for educating residents of this state about securities and franchise investments as provided in ss. 551.605 (2) 551.601 (4) and 553.605 (2) and for any other purpose specified in s. 551.601 (4). All moneys received from administrative assessments under ss. 551.605 (1) 551.604 (4) and 553.605 (1) shall be credited to this appropriation. If the unencumbered balance in this appropriation account exceeds $100,000 immediately before the end of any fiscal year, the excess shall lapse to the general fund at the end of that fiscal year.
196,3 Section 3. 20.923 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
20.923 (8) Deputies. Salaries for deputies appointed pursuant to ss. 13.94 (3) (b), 15.04 (2) and 551.51 551.601 (1) shall be set by the appointing authority. The salary shall not exceed the maximum of the salary range one range below the salary range of the executive salary group to which the department or agency head is assigned. The positions of assistant secretary of state, assistant state treasurer and associate director of the historical society shall be treated as unclassified deputies for pay purposes under this subsection.
196,4 Section 4. 21.72 (1) (a) 12. of the statutes is amended to read:
21.72 (1) (a) 12. A license or certificate of registration issued by the department of financial institutions, or a division of it, under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 217.06, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, or 224.93 or subch. III IV of ch. 551.
196,5 Section 5. 25.186 (1) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
25.186 (1) (a) "Broker-dealer" has the meaning given in s. 551.02 (3) 551.102 (4).
196,6 Section 6. 25.186 (1) (c) of the statutes is amended to read:
25.186 (1) (c) "Security" has the meaning given in s. 551.02 (13) 551.102 (28).
196,7 Section 7. 25.186 (2) (a) of the statutes is amended to read:
25.186 (2) (a) Of the total funds that are expended by the board for securities trading brokerage commissions in any fiscal year, the board shall pay at least 5% of the total funds in securities trading brokerage commissions to broker-dealers that are licensed registered under s. 551.31 551.406, that are headquartered in this state and whose principal business operations are located in this state.
196,8 Section 8. 49.853 (1) (c) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
49.853 (1) (c) 6. A broker-dealer, as defined in s. 551.02 (3) 551.102 (4).
196,9 Section 9. 49.857 (1) (d) 12. of the statutes is amended to read:
49.857 (1) (d) 12. A license or certificate of registration issued under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 217.06, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, 224.93 or subch. III IV of ch. 551.
196,10 Section 10. 73.0301 (1) (d) 6. of the statutes is amended to read:
73.0301 (1) (d) 6. A license or certificate of registration issued by the department of financial institutions, or a division of it, under ss. 138.09, 138.12, 217.06, 218.0101 to 218.0163, 218.02, 218.04, 218.05, 224.72, 224.93 or under subch. III IV of ch. 551.
196,11 Section 11. 183.1303 of the statutes is amended to read:
183.1303 Securities law application. An interest in a limited liability company may be a security, as defined in ss. 551.02 (13) (b) and (c) specified in s. 551.102 (28) (e).
196,12 Section 12. 226.14 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
226.14 (8) Every such trust issuing or selling, or offering for sale, beneficial certificates in this state, shall be subject to the any applicable restrictions and limitations provided in ch. 551.
196,13 Section 13. 227.54 of the statutes, as affected by 2007 Wisconsin Act 20, is amended to read:
227.54 Stay of proceedings. The institution of the proceeding for review shall not stay enforcement of the agency decision. The reviewing court may order a stay upon such terms as it deems proper, except as otherwise provided in ss. 49.17 (7), 96.43, and 448.02 (9) and 551.62.
196,14 Section 14. 421.202 (8) of the statutes is amended to read:
421.202 (8) Transactions in securities accounts or securities transactions by or with a broker-dealer, as defined in s. 551.02 (3), licensed 551.102 (4), registered under ch. 551.
196,15 Section 15. 422.501 (2) (b) 7. of the statutes is amended to read:
422.501 (2) (b) 7. A broker-dealer or agent licensed registered under s. 551.31 551.406 if the broker-dealer or agent is acting within the course and scope of that license.
196,16 Section 16. Chapter 551 of the statutes is repealed and recreated to read:
CHAPTER 551
WISCONSIN UNIFORM SECURITIES LAW
SUBCHAPTER I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
551.101 Short title. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law."
551.102 Definitions. In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
(1m) "Administrator" means the administrator of the division of securities in the department of financial institutions.
(2) "Agent" means an individual, other than a broker-dealer, who represents a broker-dealer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of securities or represents an issuer in effecting or attempting to effect purchases or sales of the issuer's securities. But a partner, officer, or director of a broker-dealer or issuer, or an individual having a similar status or performing similar functions, is an agent only if the individual otherwise comes within the term. The term does not include an individual excluded by rule adopted or order issued under this chapter.
(3) "Bank" means any of the following:
(a) A banking institution organized under the laws of the United States.
(b) A member bank of the Federal Reserve System.
(c) Any other banking institution, whether incorporated or not, doing business under the laws of a state or of the United States, a substantial portion of the business of which consists of receiving deposits or exercising fiduciary powers similar to those permitted to be exercised by national banks under the authority of the Comptroller of the Currency pursuant to section 1 of Public Law 87-722 (12 USC 92a), and which is supervised and examined by a state or federal agency having supervision over banks, and which is not operated for the purpose of evading this chapter.
(d) A receiver, conservator, or other liquidating agent of any institution or firm included in par. (a), (b), or (c).
(4) "Broker-dealer" means a person engaged in the business of effecting transactions in securities for the account of others or for the person's own account. The term does not include any of the following:
(a) An agent.
(b) An issuer.
(c) A bank or savings institution if its activities as a broker-dealer are limited to those specified in sections 3 (a) (4) and 3 (a) (5) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 USC 78c (a) (4) and (5)), or a bank that satisfies the conditions specified in section 3 (a) (4) (E) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 USC Section 78c (a) (4)).
(d) An international banking institution.
(dm) The investment board.
(e) A person excluded by rule adopted or order issued under this chapter.
(5) "Depository institution" means any of the following:
(a) A bank.
(b) A savings institution, trust company, credit union, or similar institution that is organized or chartered under the laws of a state or of the United States, authorized to receive deposits, and supervised and examined by an official or agency of a state or the United States if its deposits or share accounts are insured to the maximum amount authorized by statute by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, or a successor authorized by federal law. The term does not include any of the following:
1. An insurance company or other organization primarily engaged in the business of insurance.
2. A Morris Plan bank.
3. An industrial loan company.
(5m) "Division of securities" or "division" means the division of securities in the department of financial institutions.
(6) "Federal covered investment adviser" means a person registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
(7) "Federal covered security" means a security that is, or upon completion of a transaction will be, a covered security under section 18 (b) of the Securities Act of 1933 (15 USC 77r (b)) or rules or regulations adopted pursuant to that provision.
(8) "Filing" means the receipt under this chapter of a record by the administrator or a designee of the administrator.
(9) "Fraud," "deceit," and "defraud" are not limited to common law deceit.
(10) "Guaranteed" means guaranteed as to payment of all principal and all interest.
(11) "Institutional investor" means any of the following, whether acting for itself or for others in a fiduciary capacity:
(a) A depository institution or international banking institution.
(b) An insurance company.
(c) A separate account of an insurance company.
(d) An investment company as defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940.
(e) A broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
(f) An employee pension, profit-sharing, or benefit plan if the plan has total assets in excess of $10,000,000 or its investment decisions are made by a named fiduciary, as defined in the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, that is a broker-dealer registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, an investment adviser registered or exempt from registration under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, an investment adviser registered under this chapter, a depository institution, or an insurance company.
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