April 5th brought the signing of the JOBS Act by President Obama and on Wednesday, the U.S. Securities and Trade Commission announced they are accepting comments on Titles I-VII of the JOBS Act. While the SEC is regularly required to allow public comments on amendments when they are proposed, it is currently allowing public comments on these Titles before proposals.
Commentators are asked to visit the SEC site in order to contribute to the public forum. If you are planning to comment, please be advised that all comments are public and that no personal information will be removed or hidden once posted.
The topics of the titles are as follows:
- Reopening Capital Markets to Emerging Growth Companies
- Access to Capital for Job Creators
- Small Company Capital Formation
- Private Company Flexibility and Growth
- Capital Expansion
- Outreach on Changes to the Law
For more information about the JOBS Act, check out our story Understanding the Basics of The JOBS Act. You’ll also find an in-depth explanation of crowdfunding, one of the more controversial aspect fo the JOBS Act, in Crowdfunding in The JOBS Act: Should You Be Skeptical?