2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 5A - COMMODITIES AND COMMODITY CONTRACTS AND OPTIONS
ARTICLE 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 10-5A-1 - Definitions
As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) "Board of trade" means any person or group of persons engaged in buying or selling any commodity or receiving the same for sale on consignment, whether such person or group of persons is characterized as a board of trade, exchange, or other form of marketplace.
(2) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Securities.
(3) "Commodity" means, except as otherwise specified by the Commissioner by rule, regulation, or order, any agricultural, grain, or livestock product or by-product, any metal or mineral (including a precious metal set forth in paragraph (12) of this Code section), any gem or gemstone (whether characterized as precious, semiprecious, or otherwise), any fuel (whether liquid, gaseous, or otherwise), any foreign currency, all other goods, articles, products, or items of any kind or any other "commodity" as defined in the Commodity Exchange Act or Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule, provided that the term commodity shall not include (A) a numismatic coin whose fair market value is at least 15 percent higher than the value of the metal it contains, (B) real property or any timber, agricultural, or livestock product grown or raised on real property and offered or sold by the owner or lessee of such real property, or (C) any work of art offered or sold by art dealers, at public auction, or through a private sale by the owner thereof.
(4) "Commodity contract" means any account, agreement, or contract for the purchase or sale, primarily for speculation or investment purposes and not for use or consumption by the offeree or purchaser, of one or more commodities, whether for immediate or subsequent delivery or whether or not delivery is intended by the parties, and whether characterized as a cash contract, deferred shipment or deferred delivery contract, forward contract, futures contract, installment or margin contract, leverage contract, or otherwise. Any commodity contract offered or sold, in the absence of evidence to the contrary, shall be presumed to be offered or sold for speculation or investment purposes. A commodity contract shall not include any contract or agreement which requires, and under which the purchaser receives, physical delivery of the total amount of each commodity to be purchased under the contract or agreement within 29 calendar days from the date of payment in good funds of any portion of the purchase price.
(5) "Commodity Exchange Act" means the act of Congress codified at 7 U.S.C. Section 1, et seq., known as the Commodity Exchange Act, as amended to July 1, 1988, and all subsequent amendments, additions, or other revisions thereto.
(6) "Commodity Futures Trading Commission" means the independent regulatory agency designated by Congress to administer the Commodity Exchange Act.
(7) "Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule" means any rule, regulation, or order of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in effect on July 1, 1988, and all subsequent amendments, additions, or other revisions thereto.
(8) "Commodity merchant" means any of the following, as defined or described in the Commodity Exchange Act or by Commodity Futures Trading Commission rule:
(A) Futures commission merchant;
(B) Commodity pool operator;
(C) Commodity trading adviser;
(D) Introducing broker;
(E) Leverage transaction merchant;
(F) An associated person of any of the foregoing;
(G) Floor broker; and
(H) Any other person (other than a futures association) required to register with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
(9) "Commodity option" means any account, agreement, or contract giving a party thereto the right but not the obligation to purchase or sell one or more commodities or one or more commodity contracts, or both, whether characterized as an option, privilege, indemnity, bid, offer, put, call, advance guaranty, decline guaranty, or otherwise, but shall not include an option traded on a national securities exchange registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
(10) "Financial institution" means a bank, savings institution, or trust company organized under, or supervised pursuant to, the laws of the United States or of any state.
(11) "Person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a joint-stock company, a trust where the interests of the beneficiaries are evidenced by a security, an unincorporated organization, a government, or a political subdivision of a government, but shall not include a contract market designated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or any clearing-house thereof or a national securities exchange registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (or any employee, officer, or director of such contract market, clearing-house, or exchange acting solely in that capacity).
(12) "Precious metal" means the following in either coin, bullion, or other form:
(E) Copper; and
(F) Such other items as the Commissioner may specify by rule, regulation, or order.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer