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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 517
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F.S. 517.1201
517.1201 Notice filing requirements for federal covered advisers.
(1) It is unlawful for a person to transact business in this state as a federal covered adviser unless such person has made a notice filing with the office. A notice filing under this section shall consist of a copy of those documents that have been filed or are required to be filed by the federal covered adviser with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the Financial Services Commission by rule requires to be filed, together with a consent to service of process and a filing fee of $200. The commission may establish by rule procedures for the deposit of fees and the filing of documents to be made through electronic means, if the procedures provide to the office the information and data required by this section.
(2) A notice filing shall be effective upon receipt. A notice filing shall expire on December 31 of the year in which the filing became effective unless the federal covered adviser has renewed the filing on or before that date. A federal covered adviser may renew a notice filing by furnishing to the office such information that has been filed or is required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the Financial Services Commission or office may require, together with a renewal fee of $200 and the payment of any amount due and owing the office pursuant to any agreement with the office. Any federal covered adviser who has not renewed a notice filing by the time a current notice filing expires may request reinstatement of such notice filing by filing with the office, on or before January 31 of the year following the year the notice filing expires, such information that has been filed or is required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission as may be required by the Financial Services Commission or office, together with the payment of $200 and a late fee equal to $200. Any reinstatement of a notice filing granted by the office during the month of January shall be deemed effective retroactive to January 1 of that year.
(3) The commission may require, by rule, a federal covered adviser who has made a notice filing pursuant to this section to file with the office copies of any amendments filed or required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
(4) The office may issue a permit to evidence the effectiveness of a notice filing for a federal covered adviser.
(5) A notice filing may be terminated by filing notice of such termination with the office. Unless another date is specified by the federal covered adviser, such notice shall be effective upon its receipt by the office.
(6) All fees collected under this section become the revenue of the state, except for those assessments provided for under s. 517.131(1) until such time as the Securities Guaranty Fund satisfies the statutory limits, and are not returnable in the event that a notice filing is withdrawn.
History.s. 7, ch. 98-221; s. 594, ch. 2003-261.