04/01/2021   0979s







AN ACT relative to the definition of an "investment metal contract".


SPONSORS: Sen. Sherman, Dist 24; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Gannon, Dist 23; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Hennessey, Dist 1; Rep. Knirk, Carr. 3; Rep. Grote, Rock. 24; Rep. M. Pearson, Rock. 34








This bill exempts certain contracts from the definition of "investment metal contract".


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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

04/01/2021   0979s 21-1077





In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty One


AN ACT relative to the definition of an "investment metal contract".


Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:


120:1  New Subparagraph; Uniform Securities Act; Definitions; Investment Metal Contract; Exemptions.  Amend RSA 421-B:1-102, (32)(B) by inserting after subparagraph (iv) the following new subparagraph:

(v)  A commodity contract for the purchase of one or more investment metals and investment gems which requires, and under which the purchaser receives, within 7 calendar days from the payment in good funds of any portion of the purchase price, physical delivery of the quantity of the investment metals and investment gems purchased by such payment, provided that, for purposes of this paragraph, physical delivery shall be deemed to have occurred if, within that 7-day period, the quantity of investment metals and investment gems purchased by the payment is delivered, whether in specifically segregated or fungible bulk form, into the possession of a depository, other than the seller, which is either:  

(a)  A bank;  

(b)  A depository, the warehouse receipts of which are recognized for delivery purposes for any commodity on a contract market designated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission;  

(c)  A storage facility licensed or regulated by the United States or any agency of the United States; or  

(d)  A depository designated by the department, and such depository, or other person which qualifies as a depository, as specified in this paragraph, issues and the purchaser receives, a certificate, document of title, confirmation or other instrument evidencing that such quantity of investment metals and investment gems has been delivered to the depository and is being and will continue to be held by the depository on the purchaser's behalf, free and clear of all liens and encumbrances, other than liens of the purchaser, tax liens, liens agreed to by the purchaser, or liens of the depository for fees and expenses, which have previously been disclosed to the purchaser.

120:2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2022.


Approved: July 09, 2021

Effective Date: January 01, 2022