Texas Business and Commerce Code

Sec. § 8.103
Rules for Determining Whether Certain Obligations and Interests Are Securities or Financial Assets


(a)

A share or similar equity interest issued by a corporation, business trust, joint stock company, or similar entity is a security.

(b)

An investment company security is a security. “Investment company security” means a share or similar equity interest issued by an entity that is registered as an investment company under the federal investment company laws, an interest in a unit investment trust that is so registered, or a face-amount certificate issued by a face-amount certificate company that is so registered. “Investment company security” does not include an insurance policy or endowment policy or annuity contract issued by an insurance company.

(c)

An interest in a partnership or limited liability company is not a security unless it is dealt in or traded on securities exchanges or in securities markets, its terms expressly provide that it is a security governed by this chapter, or it is an investment company security. However, an interest in a partnership or limited liability company is a financial asset if it is held in a securities account.

(d)

A writing that is a security certificate is governed by this chapter and not by Chapter 3 (Insolvency, Fraudulent Transfers, and Fraud), even though it also meets the requirements of that chapter. However, a negotiable instrument governed by Chapter 3 (Insolvency, Fraudulent Transfers, and Fraud) is a financial asset if it is held in a securities account.

(e)

An option or similar obligation issued by a clearing corporation to its participants is not a security, but is a financial asset.

(f)

A commodity contract, as defined in Section 9.102 (Definitions and Index of Definitions)(a)(15), is not a security or a financial asset.

(g)

A document of title, as defined in Section 1.201 (General Definitions)(b)(16), is not a financial asset unless Section 8.102 (Definitions)(a)(9)(C) applies.
Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 962, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 414, Sec. 2.26, eff. July 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 122 (S.B. 1593), Sec. 18, eff. September 1, 2005.
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