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Current Rulemaking
         
  Crowdfunding - NC PACES Act 
    NC Crowdfunding Law - the PACES Act (S 481)  
    Invitation to submit rule ideas and topics  
      Invitation letter from Secretary of State Elaine F. Marshall  
      Summary of Crowdfunding Rulemaking process  
      Definition of "Rule" and what is not a rule  
    Previously Proposed Crowdfunding Rules  
      Proposed rules  
      Table of Contents  
      Notice of hearing on proposed rules  
      The comment period begins February 7, 2017 and ends February 27, 2017  
    Revised Proposed rules  
      Revised proposed rules Section .2000 Invest NC Exemption (Crowdfunding)  
      table of contents for Revised proposed rules section .2000  
      Proposed Section .2100 rules for Local Public Offerings (LPOs)  
      Table of contents for Proposed Section .2100 rules  
      About the revised proposed rules  
      Notice of hearing on revised proposed rules  
      The comment period for the revised proposed rules begins on Friday, March 10, 2017 and ends on Thursday, March 30, 2017.  
    Adopted rules  
  Lobbying Rules Amendment: 18 NCAC 12 .0214 
    Proposed amendment to rule  
    Notice of hearing on proposed amendment  
    Comment period begins March 15, 2017 and ends May 15, 2017.  


Existing Rules Review

       
  2016 Review 
    Securities Rules, 18 NCAC 06  
      Click here for existing Departmental Rules. Public Comment period is open from February 22, 2016 - April 25, 2016
      Click here for our Initial Classification of the Departmental Rules.  
      Classification of the Departmental Rules will be posted here.
    Notary Public and E-Notary Rules, 18 NCAC 07 
      Click here for existing Departmental Rules. 
      Final Classification of the Departmental Rules will be posted here.
    Electronic Commerce Rules, 18 NCAC 10  
      Click here for existing Departmental Rules. 
      Click here for our Initial Classification of the Departmental Rules.  Comment period: February 19, 2016 - April 20, 2016
      Final Classification of the Departmental Rules will be posted here.
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