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 required the SEC to write rules and issue studies on capital formation, disclosure, and registration requirements. This page provides details on the rulemaking and studies by the SEC as required by the JOBS Act.

Frequently Asked Questions

Emerging Growth Companies (Title I)

Access to Capital for Job Creators (Title II)

Crowdfunding (Title III)

Regulation A (Title IV)

Exchange Act Registration and Deregistration (Titles V–VI)

Rulemaking and Reports

Regulation A

Final Rules
March 25, 2015
Press Release and Fact Sheet
March 25, 2015
Press Release and Fact Sheet
December 18, 2013
Rules Proposal
December 18, 2013

Crowdfunding

Press Release and Fact Sheet
October 30, 2015
Press Release and Fact Sheet
October 23, 2013
Rules Proposal
October 23, 2013
Adopting Release
October 30, 2015

Eliminating the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and General Advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings

Press Release and Fact Sheet
July 10, 2013
Final Rules
July 10, 2013

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

Press Release and Fact Sheet
July 10, 2013
Rules Proposal
July 10, 2013

SEC Proposes Rules to Implement Provision on General Solicitation and Advertising

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

Registration Requirements

Press Release
December 18, 2014
Rules Proposal
December 17, 2014
Press Release
May 3, 2016
Final Rule
May 3, 2016
 

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