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Texas State Securities Board

Texas State Securities Board

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The Texas State Securities Board was created by the Texas Securities Act of 1957 (Senate Bill 294, 55th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to regulate securities sold publicly in Texas. The new agency was composed of the former Securities Divisions of the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Board of Insurance Commissioners. The regulation of securities involves the registration of stocks, bonds, and other securities sold in the state; the licensing of persons or firms selling securities; the investigation of alleged violations of the act; and the presentation of these violations to county and district attorneys for prosecution. Besides the headquarters in Austin, the Board maintains enforcement field offices in Dallas, Houston, and Lubbock. The mission of the State Securities Board is to protect Texas investors. Consistent with that purpose, the agency seeks to ensure a free and competitive securities market for Texas, increase investor confidence, and thereby encourage the formation of capital and the creation of new jobs in Texas.

Texas State Securities Board records


Texas State Securities Board Records:, 1933-2021

Texas State Securities BoardCreator: Texas. State Securities Board
Title: Texas State Securities Board records
Dates: 1933-2021
Abstract: The Texas State Securities Board, composed of the former Securities Divisions of the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Board of Insurance Commissioners, was created by the Texas Securities Act of 1957 (Senate Bill 294, 55th Texas Legislature, Regular Session) to regulate securities sold publicly in Texas. The mission of the State Securities Board is to protect Texas investors and its goals are to ensure a free and competitive securities market for Texas, increase investor confidence, and thereby encourage the formation of capital and the creation of new jobs in Texas. The regulation of securities involves the registration of stocks, bonds, and other securities sold in the state; the licensing of persons or firms selling securities; the investigation of alleged violations of the act; and the presentation of these violations to county and district attorneys for prosecution. These Texas State Securities Board records include correspondence and memoranda, press releases, agenda and minutes, summaries of board actions, notices of hearings, copies of board orders, reports, legislation, attorney general opinions, court documents, printed materials, budget materials, and notes. Records range in date from 1933 to 2021. The electronic records comprise the agency’s final 2017 sunset self-evaluation report and accompanying exhibits.

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