Intrastate Offerings Under Rule 147

In an effort to publicize administrative and judicial interpretations of the exemption, to protect investors, and to provide more certainty in determining the parameters of section 3(a)(ll), the SEC has adopted rule 147. This Article, in three parts, will examine that rule. Part I is devoted to an explanation of the rule; it will indicate how the rule differs from earlier interpretations of section 3(a)(ll) and discuss the problems that the rule leaves unanswered. Part II will consider the interrelationships among the various sections of the rule, as well as interpretative issues that have not yet arisen under section 3(a)(ll). Part III will assess the rule in terms of the original purposes of the intrastate exemption.