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TITLE 30
CORPORATIONS
CHAPTER 14
UNIFORM SECURITIES ACT (2004)
PART 2.
EXEMPTIONS FROM REGISTRATION OF SECURITIES
 30-14-201. Exempt securities. The following securities are exempt from the requirements of sections 30-14-301 through 30-14-306, Idaho Code, and section 30-14-504, Idaho Code:
(1)  A security, including a revenue obligation or a separate security as defined in rule 131 (17 CFR 230.131) adopted under the securities act of 1933, issued, insured or guaranteed by the United States; by a state; by a political subdivision of a state; by a public authority, agency, or instrumentality of one (1) or more states; by a political subdivision of one (1) or more states; or by a person controlled or supervised by and acting as an instrumentality of the United States under authority granted by congress; or a certificate of deposit for any of the foregoing;
(2)  A security issued, insured or guaranteed by a foreign government with which the United States maintains diplomatic relations, or any of its political subdivisions, if the security is recognized as a valid obligation by the issuer, insurer or guarantor;
(3)  A security issued by and representing, or that will represent, an interest in or a direct obligation of, or be guaranteed by:
(a)  An international banking institution;
(b)  A banking institution organized under the laws of the United States; a member bank of the federal reserve system; or a depository institution a substantial portion of the business of which consists or will consist of receiving deposits or share accounts that 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, or exercising fiduciary powers that are similar to those permitted for national banks under the authority of the comptroller of currency pursuant to section 1 of public law 87-722 (12 U.S.C. 92a); or
(c)  Any other depository institution, or any trust company organized or chartered under the laws of this state, unless by rule or order the administrator proceeds under section 30-14-204, Idaho Code;
(4)  A security issued by and representing an interest in, or a debt of, or insured or guaranteed by, an insurance company authorized to do business in this state;
(5)  A security issued or guaranteed by a railroad, other common carrier, public utility, or public utility holding company that is:
(a)  Regulated in respect to its rates and charges by the United States or a state;
(b)  Regulated in respect to the issuance or guarantee of the security by the United States, a state, Canada, or a Canadian province or territory; or
(c)  A public utility holding company registered under the public utility holding company act of 1935 or a subsidiary of such a registered holding company within the meaning of that act;
(6)  A federal covered security specified in section 18(b)(1) of the securities act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77r(b)(1)) or by a rule adopted under that provision or a security listed or approved for listing on another securities market specified by rule under this chapter; a put or a call option contract; a warrant; a subscription right on or with respect to such securities; or an option or similar derivative security on a security or an index of securities or foreign currencies issued by a clearing agency registered under the securities exchange act of 1934 and listed or designated for trading on a national securities exchange, a facility of a national securities exchange, or a facility of a national securities association registered under the securities exchange act of 1934 or an offer or sale, of the underlying security in connection with the offer, sale, or exercise of an option or other security that was exempt when the option or other security was written or issued; or an option or a derivative security designated by the securities and exchange commission under section 9(b) of the securities exchange act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78i(b));
(7)  A security issued by a person organized and operated exclusively for religious, educational, benevolent, fraternal, charitable, social, athletic or reformatory purposes, or as a chamber of commerce, and not for pecuniary profit, no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of a private stockholder or other person, or a security of a company that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(10)(b) of the investment company act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3(c)(10)(B)); except that with respect to the offer or sale of a note, bond, debenture or other evidence of indebtedness issued by such a person, a rule may be adopted under this chapter limiting the availability of this exemption by classifying securities, persons and transactions, imposing different requirements for different classes, specifying with respect to paragraph (b) of this subsection the scope of the exemption and the grounds for denial or suspension, and requiring an issuer:
(a)  To file a notice specifying the material terms of the proposed offer or sale and copies of any proposed sales and advertising literature to be used and provide that the exemption becomes effective if the administrator does not disallow the exemption within the period established by the rule;
(b)  To file a request for exemption authorization for which a rule under this chapter may specify the scope of the exemption, the requirement of an offering statement, the filing of sales and advertising literature, the filing of consent to service of process complying with section 30-14-611, Idaho Code, and grounds for denial or suspension of the exemption; or
(c)  To register under section 30-14-304, Idaho Code;
(8)  A member's or owner's interest in, or a retention certificate or like security given in lieu of a cash patronage dividend issued by, a cooperative organized and operated as a nonprofit membership cooperative under the cooperative laws of a state, but not a member's or owner's interest, retention certificate, or like security sold to persons other than bona fide members of the cooperative;
(9)  An equipment trust certificate with respect to equipment leased or conditionally sold to a person, if any security issued by the person would be exempt under this section or would be a federal covered security under section 18(b)(1) of the securities act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77r(b)(1)); and
(10) Any security issued by a domestic or foreign corporation, partnership, trust or association engaged in actual mining operations or the exploration and development of mining properties in this state, whether or not sold through a broker-dealer, provided the following conditions are met:
(a)  The term "actual mining operations" within the meaning of this subsection does not include the development or production of gas or oil;
(b)  The total amount of the securities to be offered and sold does not exceed five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) in any twelve (12) month period;
(c)  All sales brochures, pamphlets, advertisements and literature are filed with the director prior to being used;
(d)  At least eighty percent (80%) of the gross amount paid by the purchasers of the securities is used in actual mining operations or for actual exploration and development expenses, including legal, accounting, engineering and geological expenses; and
(e)  The issuer shall file a report in a form prescribed by the director and at such times that the director by rule may provide, not to exceed once every three (3) months, stating the number of shares or amount of other securities sold, the number of purchasers, the amount of money obtained by the issuer from the sales, and the manner in which the moneys have been expended.

History:
[30-14-201, added 2004, ch. 45, sec. 2, p. 177.]

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