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(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act or the HALOS Act
(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revise Regulation D, which exempts certain offerings from SEC registration requirements but prohibits general solicitation or general advertising with respect to such offerings. Specifically, this prohibition shall not apply to events with specified kinds of sponsors -- including "angel investor groups" unconnected to broker-dealers or investment advisers -- where presentations or communications are made by or on behalf of an issuer, but:
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
To clarify the definition of general solicitation under Federal securities law.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Helping Angels Lead Our Startups Act” or the “HALOS Act”.
As used in this Act, the term “angel investor group” means any group that—
(1) is composed of accredited investors interested in investing personal capital in early-stage companies;
(2) holds regular meetings and has defined processes and procedures for making investment decisions, either individually or among the membership of the group as a whole; and
(3) is neither associated nor affiliated with brokers, dealers, or investment advisers.
(a) In general.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission shall revise Regulation D of its rules (17 CFR 230.500 et seq.) to require that in carrying out the prohibition against general solicitation or general advertising contained in section 230.502(c) of title 17, Code of Federal Regulations, the prohibition shall not apply to a presentation or other communication made by or on behalf of an issuer which is made at an event—
(A) the United States or any territory thereof, by the District of Columbia, by any State, by a political subdivision of any State or territory, or by any agency or public instrumentality of any of the foregoing;
(B) a college, university, or other institution of higher education;
(C) a nonprofit organization;
(D) an angel investor group;
(E) a venture forum, venture capital association, or trade association; or
(F) any other group, person or entity as the Securities and Exchange Commission may determine by rule;
(2) where any advertising for the event does not reference any specific offering of securities by the issuer;
(A) does not make investment recommendations or provide investment advice to event attendees;
(B) does not engage in an active role in any investment negotiations between the issuer and investors attending the event;
(C) does not charge event attendees any fees other than administrative fees; and
(D) does not receive any compensation with respect to such event that would require registration of the sponsor as a broker or a dealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or as an investment advisor under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940; and
(A) that the issuer is in the process of offering securities or planning to offer securities;
(B) the type and amount of securities being offered;
(C) the amount of securities being offered that have already been subscribed for; and
(D) the intended use of proceeds of the offering.
(b) Rule of construction.—Subsection (a) may only be construed as requiring the Securities and Exchange Commission to amend the requirements of Regulation D with respect to presentations and communications, and not with respect to purchases or sales.
Passed the House of Representatives January 10, 2017.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|