Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act

On April 5, 2012, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama. The Act requires the SEC to write rules and issue studies on capital formation, disclosure and registration requirements.

Cost-effective access to capital for companies of all sizes plays a critical role in our national economy, and companies seeking access to capital should not be hindered by unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations. We look forward to hearing the public's views as we write rules that both facilitate capital formation and promote investor protection.

Rulemaking and Reports

Regulation A

Press Release
December 18, 2013
Rules Proposal
December 18, 2013
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Crowdfunding

Press Release
October 23, 2013
Rules Proposal
October 23, 2013
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Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings

Press Release
July 10, 2013
Final Rules
July 10, 2013

Amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act

Press Release
July 10, 2013
Rules Proposal
July 10, 2013
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SEC Proposes Rules to Implement Provision on General Solicitation and Advertising

Press Release
August 29, 2012
Rules Proposal
August 29, 2012
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Final Rules
July 10, 2013

Roundtable Meeting

  • On February 5, 2013 the SEC hosted a Decimalization Roundtable to examine the impact of decimal-based stock prices on small and mid-sized companies.

Public Comments (Pre-Rulemaking)

Information for Investors