Comments Requested

The Board requests comments on draft rule G-37 that would (1) prohibit municipal securities dealers and their associated persons from making political contributions, directly or indirectly, to officials of issuers for the purpose of obtaining or retaining municipal securities business, and (2) require dealers to disclose, for a four-year period, all political contributions made, directly or indirectly, to officials of issuers with whom they have done business. The Board also requests comments on draft amendments to rules G-8 and G-9, on recordkeeping and record retention, respectively, requiring the recording of information regarding certain political contributions.

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