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§ 5406. Registration by broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, and investment adviser representative

(a) A person shall register as a broker-dealer, agent, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative by filing an application and a consent to service of process complying with section 5611 of this chapter, and paying the fee specified in section 5410 of this chapter and any reasonable fees charged by the designee of the commissioner for processing the filing. The application must contain:

(1) the information or record required for the filing of a uniform application; and

(2) upon request by the commissioner, any other financial or other information or record that the commissioner determines is appropriate.

(b) If the information or record contained in an application filed under subsection (a) of this section is or becomes inaccurate or incomplete in a material respect, the registrant shall promptly file a correcting amendment.

(c) If an order is not in effect and a proceeding is not pending under section 5412 of this chapter or if the applicant and the commissioner or the commissioner's designee have not mutually agreed to delay effectiveness for a specified period of time, registration becomes effective at noon on the 45th day after a completed application is filed, unless registration is denied. A rule adopted or order issued under this chapter may set an earlier effective date or may defer the effective date until noon on the 45th day after the filing of any amendment completing the application.

(d) A registration is effective until midnight on December 31 of the year for which the application for registration is filed. Unless an order is in effect under section 5412 of this chapter, a registration may be automatically renewed each year by filing such records as are required by rule adopted or order issued under this chapter, by paying the fee specified in section 5410 of this chapter, and by paying costs charged by the designee of the commissioner for processing the filings.

(e) A rule adopted or order issued under this chapter may impose such other conditions not inconsistent with the National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996. An order issued under this chapter may waive, in whole or in part, specific requirements in connection with registration as are in the public interest and for the protection of investors. (Added 2005, No. 11, § 1, eff. July 1, 2006.)