ORS 59.235¹
General supervision over persons dealing in securities

Subject to section 18 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, section 15 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and sections 203A and 222 of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services shall have general supervision and control over all issuers, registrants of securities, broker-dealers, federal covered investment advisers, state investment advisers, investment adviser representatives and salespersons residing or doing business in this state and engaged in any activity with respect to securities or any aspect of the securities business. All such persons and their records and everything connected with their activities shall be subject to examination by the director at any time. The provisions of this section and of any section of the Oregon Securities Law relating to examinations shall extend to any person who should have been licensed as a broker-dealer, state investment adviser, investment adviser representative or salesperson, any person exempted by rule from those definitions or any person whose license has expired or has been withdrawn, canceled, suspended or revoked. The director may collect from each such person the actual expenses incurred in that examination. [1967 c.537 §21; 1985 c.349 §24; 1987 c.603 §17; 1989 c.197 §15; 1993 c.508 §37; 1997 c.772 §22]

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Notes of Decisions

Public policy does not prohibit nonculpable corporate directors held liable under this chapter from seeking indemnifica­tion from per­sons actually responsible for the wrongful issuance of unregistered securities. Collins v. Fitzwa­ter, 277 Or 401, 560 P2d 1074 (1977)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Addi­tional real estate license not re­quired where security sold is interest in limited partnership to invest in real estate, (1978) Vol 38, p 1971

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 59—Securities Regulation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors059.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 59, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano059.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information