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10 Pa. Code § 203.183. Agricultural cooperative associations.

§ 203.183. Agricultural cooperative associations.

 Under the authority contained in section 203(r) of the act (70 P.S. §  1-203(r)), the Department finds that it is not in the public interest or necessary for the protection of investors to require the registration under section 201 of the act (70 P.S. §  1-201) of securities issued by an agricultural cooperative association in transactions when all of the following conditions are met:

   (1)  The securities are issued by the agricultural cooperative association.

   (2)  The securities are offered and sold only to persons who are, at the time of an offer and sale, agricultural cooperative association members or to persons who, on sale of securities to them, thereby become members of the agricultural cooperative association.

   (3)  The transfer of the securities for value is restricted to agricultural cooperative association members.

   (4)  A person does not receive any commission or other compensation as a result of or based on the sale of the securities other than in connection with the solicitation of nonmembers for membership in the agricultural cooperative association.


   The provisions of this §  203.183 amended under sections 202(g) and (i), 203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 204(a), 205(b), 207(g), (j.1) and (n), 209(b), 211(a) and (b), 504(d), 513, 603(a), 606(d) and 609(a) of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P.S. § §  1-202(g) and (i), 1-203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 1-204(a), 1-205(b), 1-207(g), (j.1) and (n), 1-209(b), 1-211(a) and (b), 1-504(d), 1-513, 1-603(a), 1-606(d) and 1-609(a)); section 202.C of the Department of Banking and Securities Code (71 P.S. §  733-202.C); and section 9(b) of the Takeover Disclosure Law (70 P.S. §  79(b)).


   The provisions of this §  203.183 adopted October 1, 1976, effective October 2, 1976, 6 Pa.B. 2447; amended December 30, 1999, effective January 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 18; transferred and renumbered from 64 Pa. Code §  203.183, December 14, 2012, effective December 15, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7533; amended January 12, 2018, effective January 13, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (364683) to (364685).

Cross References

   This section cited in 10 Pa. Code §  102.021 (relating to definitions).

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