Attorney General Henry McMaster

Securities Laws

In South Carolina, securities and investment-related laws are addressed by the state's Uniform Securities Act, found in Title 35 of the Code of Laws of South Carolina. By legislative enactment, the state Attorney General also serves as the state Securities Commissioner, and as such, he is responsible for the enforcement of the Uniform Securities Act.

The Uniform Securities Act contains thirteen articles which cover the following areas: definitions, exempt securities and transactions, stockbrokers, investment advisers and their firms, securities registration, notice filings for federal-covered securities, fraudulent and other prohibited practices, judicial review, enforcement, remedies, liabilities and penalties.

For more detailed information on South Carolina's Securities Laws, see the South Carolina Uniform Securities Act.