On July 17, 2012 the California Department of Corporations Commission filed final amendments to Section 260.204.9 of Title 10 of the California Code of Regulations with the state’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL). As reported here earlier this year, the amended regulation does away with the old private fund adviser exemption and creates a California corollary to the new federal private fund adviser exemption created by Dodd-Frank. Under California Gov. Code §11349.3. The OAL must approve or disapprove the regulation within 30 working days (the old exemption, extended by emergency regulation, remains in effect while the new regulation is under OAL review).For additional information about the new regulations, or any other securities law concern, please contact us at (619) 298-2880.