State Blue Sky Laws & Securities Regulators

What Are State Blue Sky Laws?

Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is the federal agency that regulates the securities industry.  In addition to the federal securities laws, companies must comply with state securities laws.  These state laws are often referred to as State Blue Sky Laws.

Each state adopts their own individual State Blue Sky Laws laws that govern securities offerings and the registration of sales persons. Though the specific provisions of State Blue Sky Laws vary among states, they all require the registration or exemption of securities offerings and sales, as well as of stockbrokers and brokerage firms.   Below are links to State Blue Sky Laws and regulators.

Alabama                       Montana
Alaska                            Nebraska 
Arizona                         Nevada
Arkansas                      New Hampshire
California                     New Jersey 
Colorado                      New Mexico
Connecticut                New York
Delaware                      North Carolina
Florida                          North Dakota
Georgia                         Ohio
Hawaii                           Oklahoma
Idaho                             Oregon 
Illinois                          Pennsylvania
Indiana                         Rhode Island
Iowa                               South Carolina
Kansas                           South Dakota
Kentucky                      Tennessee
Louisiana                      Texas
Maine                             Utah
Maryland                     Vermont
Massachusetts           Virginia
Michigan                      Washington
Minnesota                   West Virginia
Mississippi                  Wisconsin 
Missouri                       Wyoming 


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