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No Changes to Securities Fees for 2008

In 2003, the legislature required the Department of Consumer and Business Services to set fees for securities registration and license fees as equal as possible to the national midpoint charged by other state agencies that regulate securities. The department may adjust the fee amounts every two years to align Oregon fees with national midpoints.

The department last conducted a survey of other states’ securities fees in 2006. In order to determine if any changes had occurred between 2006 and the present, the Division of Finance and Corporate Securities, together with the Information Management Division, undertook a survey of securities registration and licensing fees across all fifty states.

The median values calculated from the data staff gathered show that the currently adopted Oregon fees for registration and licensing match the current national midpoints for securities fees. Since no changes in the national midpoint appeared to take place, the securities fees currently in effect in Oregon remain unchanged until 2010, when the department may reconsider assessments for securities registration and business licensing.

For more information, please contact Richard Blackwell, Policy Analyst, at (503) 947-7056 or at richard.y.blackwell@state.or.us.