Two developments have significantly reduced fees for securities professionals in Texas. The first was House Bill 7, recently passed by the Texas Legislature, which eliminated the $200 fee imposed on each original and renewal application filed by dealer, investment adviser, agent, representative, and officer. The second was action by the Texas Securities Board at its August meeting to further reduce fees paid by these securities professionals.

The fee changes are highlighted in the chart below:

Action Fee through 8/31/2015 Fee starting 9/1/2015
Filing an original application for dealer or investment adviser registration $275 $75
Filing a renewal application for dealer or investment adviser registration $270 $40
Notice filing for a federal covered investment adviser $275 $75
Renewal notice filing for a federal covered investment adviser $270 $40
Filing an original application for each agent, officer, or investment adviser representative $285 $35
Filing a renewal application for each agent, officer, or investment adviser representative $275 $20
Notice filing for each representative of a federal covered investment adviser $285 $35
Renewal notice filing for a representative of a federal covered investment adviser $275 $20