2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 90 - Securities (Uniform Act)
NRS 90.420 - Grounds for denial, suspension, revocation, fine or condition.


NV Rev Stat § 90.420 (2013) What's This?

1. The Administrator by order may deny, suspend or revoke any license, fine any licensed person, limit the activities governed by this chapter that an applicant or licensed person may perform in this State, bar an applicant or licensed person from association with a licensed broker-dealer or investment adviser or bar from employment with a licensed broker-dealer or investment adviser a person who is a partner, officer, director, sales representative, investment adviser or representative of an investment adviser, or a person occupying a similar status or performing a similar function for an applicant or licensed person, if the Administrator finds that the order is in the public interest and that the applicant or licensed person or, in the case of a broker-dealer or investment adviser, any partner, officer, director, sales representative, investment adviser, representative of an investment adviser, or person occupying a similar status or performing similar functions or any person directly or indirectly controlling the broker-dealer or investment adviser, or any transfer agent or any person directly or indirectly controlling the transfer agent:

(a) Has filed an application for licensing with the Administrator which, as of its effective date, or as of any date after filing in the case of an order denying effectiveness, was incomplete in a material respect or contained a statement that was, in light of the circumstances under which it was made, false or misleading with respect to a material fact;

(b) Has violated or failed to comply with a provision of this chapter as now or formerly in effect or a regulation or order adopted or issued under this chapter;

(c) Is the subject of an adjudication or determination after notice and opportunity for hearing, within the last 5 years by a securities agency or administrator of another state or a court of competent jurisdiction that the person has violated the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Commodity Exchange Act or the securities law of any other state, but only if the acts constituting the violation of that state s law would constitute a violation of this chapter had the acts taken place in this State;

(d) Has been convicted of a felony or, within the previous 10 years has been convicted of a misdemeanor, which the Administrator finds:

(1) Involves the purchase or sale of a security, taking a false oath, making a false report, bribery, perjury, burglary, robbery or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses;

(2) Arises out of the conduct of business as a broker-dealer, investment adviser, depository institution, insurance company or fiduciary;

(3) Involves the larceny, theft, robbery, extortion, forgery, counterfeiting, fraudulent concealment, embezzlement, fraudulent conversion or misappropriation of money or securities or conspiracy to commit any of the foregoing offenses; or

(4) Involves moral turpitude;

(e) Is or has been permanently or temporarily enjoined by any court of competent jurisdiction, unless the order has been vacated, from acting as an investment adviser, representative of an investment adviser, underwriter, broker-dealer or as an affiliated person or employee of an investment company, depository institution or insurance company or from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice in connection with any of the foregoing activities or in connection with the purchase or sale of a security;

(f) Is or has been the subject of an order of the Administrator, unless the order has been vacated, denying, suspending or revoking the person s license as a broker-dealer, sales representative, investment adviser, representative of an investment adviser or transfer agent;

(g) Is or has been the subject of any of the following orders which were issued within the last 5 years, unless the order has been vacated:

(1) An order by the securities agency or administrator of another state, jurisdiction, Canadian province or territory, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or by the Securities and Exchange Commission or a comparable regulatory agency of another country, entered after notice and opportunity for hearing, denying, suspending or revoking the person s license as a broker-dealer, sales representative, investment adviser, representative of an investment adviser or transfer agent;

(2) A suspension or expulsion from membership in or association with a member of a self-regulatory organization;

(3) An order by a self-regulatory organization that prohibits the person from serving, indefinitely or for a specified period, as a principal or in a supervisory capacity within a business or organization which is a member of a self-regulatory organization;

(4) An order of the United States Postal Service relating to fraud;

(5) An order to cease and desist entered after notice and opportunity for hearing by the Administrator, the securities agency or administrator of another state, jurisdiction, Canadian province or territory, the Securities and Exchange Commission or a comparable regulatory agency of another country, or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; or

(6) An order by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission denying, suspending or revoking registration under the Commodity Exchange Act;

(h) Has engaged in unethical or dishonest practices in the securities business;

(i) Is insolvent, either in the sense that liabilities exceed assets or in the sense that obligations cannot be met as they mature, but the Administrator may not enter an order against a broker-dealer or investment adviser under this paragraph without a finding of insolvency as to the broker-dealer or investment adviser;

(j) Has failed to pay a tax as required pursuant to the provisions of chapter 363A of NRS;

(k) Is determined by the Administrator in compliance with NRS 90.430 not to be qualified on the basis of lack of training, experience and knowledge of the securities business; or

(l) Has failed reasonably to supervise a sales representative, employee or representative of an investment adviser.

2. The Administrator may not institute a proceeding on the basis of a fact or transaction known to the director when the license became effective unless the proceeding is instituted within 90 days after issuance of the license.

3. If the Administrator finds that an applicant or licensed person is no longer in existence or has ceased to do business as a broker-dealer, sales representative, investment adviser, representative of an investment adviser or transfer agent or is adjudicated mentally incompetent or subjected to the control of a committee, conservator or guardian or cannot be located after reasonable search, the Administrator may by order deny the application or revoke the license.

(Added to NRS by 1987, 2158; A 1989, 160; 1991, 595; 1993, 1225; 1995, 1446; 2001, 1155; 2005, 1781; 2007, 1341; 2013, 171)

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