(1) Unless otherwise provided by order of the commissioner, each registered broker-dealer shall make, maintain, and preserve books and records in compliance with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission rules 17a-3 (17 CFR 240.17a-3 (1998)), 17a-4 (17 CFR 240.17a-4 (1998)), and 15c2-11 (17 CFR 240.15c2-11 (1998)) which are adopted and incorporated by this reference, and establish recordkeeping requirements related to the conduct of the business as a securities broker-dealer. Copies of these rules may be obtained from the Office of the Montana State Auditor, 840 Helena Avenue, Helena, MT 59601.

(2) To the extent that the Securities and Exchange Commission promulgates changes to the above-referenced rules, dealers in compliance with such rules as amended shall not be subject to enforcement action by the commissioner for violation of this rule to the extent that the violation results solely from the dealer's compliance with the amended rule.


History: 30-10-107, MCA; IMP, 30-10-201, MCA; NEW, 1999 MAR p. 56, Eff. 1/15/99; TRANS and AMD, from ARM 6.10.138, 2008 MAR p. 2046, Eff. 9/26/08; AMD, 2020 MAR p. 1874, Eff. 10/24/20.