See Rules that have rulemaking activity or compliance resources in the last two years:

Back to top
Rule G-2
Last Updated: 02/26/2015
Standards of Professional Qualification

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from effecting transactions in municipal securities and municipal advisors from engaging in municipal advisory activities unless they and their associated personnel are qualified in accordance with MSRB rules.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-3
Last Updated: 09/10/2021
Professional Qualification Requirements

Rule Summary: Establishes professional qualification and continuing education requirements for, and specifies the number of supervisory personnel who must be associated with, dealers and municipal advisors.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Request for Comment
Request for Comment on Draft Amendments to Create an Exemption for Municipal Advisor Representatives from Requalification by Examination
View Notice
New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rule G-3, on Professional Qualification Requirements, to Delete References to Certain Temporary Regulatory Relief Implemented During the Height of the Coronavirus Disease
View SEC Filing
/2022-11/2022-12.pdf
New Notice
MSRB Extends Regulatory Relief for Remote Inspections and Files Amendments to Remove Expired Professional Qualifications Relief
View Notice
Rule G-14
Last Updated: 03/14/2016
Reports of Sales or Purchases

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers from distributing or publishing reports of purchases or sales of municipal securities unless the report is made with knowledge or reason to believe that the transaction was effected, and without any reason to believe that the reported transaction is fictitious, or in furtherance of any fraudulent, deceptive or manipulative purpose, and establishes transaction reporting requirements and procedures.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-15
Last Updated: 11/17/2016
Confirmation, Clearance, Settlement and Other Uniform Practice Requirements with Respect to Transactions with Customers

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to provide customers with written confirmations of transactions, containing specified information, including mark-ups and mark-downs, and prescribes certain uniform practice procedures for dealers that transact municipal securities business with customers.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
Rule G-16
Last Updated: 12/09/2020
Periodic Compliance Examination

Rule Summary: Sets forth minimum scope and frequency of periodic compliance examinations of dealers by a registered securities association and bank regulators.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-17
Last Updated: 11/06/2019
Conduct of Municipal Securities and Municipal Advisory Activities

Rule Summary: Requires dealers and municipal advisors to deal fairly with all persons and not to engage in any deceptive, dishonest or unfair practice.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Compliance Resource
Underwriter Considerations for Assessing Written Supervisory Procedures Regarding New Issue Pricing
View Resource
Rule G-18
Last Updated: 09/17/2015
Best Execution

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to use reasonable diligence to ascertain the best market for the subject security and buy or sell in that market so that the resultant price to the customer is as favorable as possible under prevailing market conditions.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-20
Last Updated: 06/25/2020
Gifts, Gratuities, Non-Cash Compensation and Expenses of Issuance

Rule Summary: Prohibits dealers and municipal advisors from giving gifts or providing services in excess of $100 to another person in relation to the municipal securities activities of such person’s employer and limits the giving and acceptance of non-cash compensation by dealers, subject to exceptions.

Rule for:

Dealers, Municipal Advisors, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-23
Last Updated: 05/27/2011
Activities of Financial Advisors

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to evidence in writing financial advisory relationships and prohibits dealers from serving as financial advisor and underwriter or placement agent on the same issue.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers

Status:
Rule G-27
Last Updated: 03/09/2022
Supervision

Rule Summary: Outlines requirements for a dealer’s supervision of personnel engaged in activities involving municipal securities activities.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend MSRB Rule G-27, on Supervision, to Further Extend the Current Regulatory Relief for Remote Office Inspections through June 30, 2023
View SEC Filing
/2022-11/2022-12.pdf
New Notice
MSRB Extends Regulatory Relief for Remote Inspections and Files Amendments to Remove Expired Professional Qualifications Relief
View Notice
New Compliance Resource
Underwriter Considerations for Assessing Written Supervisory Procedures Regarding New Issue Pricing
View Resource
Rule G-30
Last Updated: 11/17/2016
Prices and Commissions

Rule Summary: Requires dealers to effect transactions in municipal securities with customers at fair and reasonable prices, if acting as principal, and to make reasonable efforts to obtain fair and reasonable prices for customers and to charge fair and reasonable commissions, if acting as agent.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
Rule G-32
Last Updated: 02/22/2021
Disclosures In Connection With Primary Offerings

Rule Summary: Requires underwriters to submit certain information to the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) system and dealers to provide certain information to customers in connection with primary offerings.

Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Request for Comment
Request for Comment on Draft Amendments to MSRB Rule G-32 to Streamline the Deadlines for Submitting Information on Form G-32
View Notice
Rule G-42
Last Updated: 05/07/2018
Duties of Non-Solicitor Municipal Advisors

Rule Summary: Establishes the core standards of conduct and duties of municipal advisors when engaging in municipal advisory activities (as defined in this rule).

Rule for:

Municipal Advisors, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Compliance Resource
Considerations for Assessing Written Supervisory Procedures for Municipal Advisory Services
View Resource
Rule G-44
Last Updated: 04/20/2020
Supervisory and Compliance Obligations of Municipal Advisors

Rule Summary: Establishes supervisory and compliance obligations of municipal advisors when engaging in municipal advisory activities.

Rule for:

Municipal Advisors, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New Compliance Resource
Considerations for Assessing Written Supervisory Procedures for Municipal Advisory Services
View Resource
Rule A-11
Last Updated: 08/09/2022
Assessments for Municipal Advisor Professionals
Rule for:

Municipal Advisors

Status:
New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend Certain Rates of Assessment for Rate Card Fees under MSRB Rules A-11 and A-13, Institute an Annual Rate Card Process for Future Rate Amendments, and Provide for Certain Technical Amendments to MSRB Rules A-11, A-12, and A-13
View SEC Filing
Rule A-12
Last Updated: 08/09/2022
Registration
Rule for:

Dealers

Status:
New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend Certain Rates of Assessment for Rate Card Fees under MSRB Rules A-11 and A-13, Institute an Annual Rate Card Process for Future Rate Amendments, and Provide for Certain Technical Amendments to MSRB Rules A-11, A-12, and A-13
View SEC Filing
Rule A-13
Last Updated: 08/09/2022
Underwriting and Transaction Assessments for Brokers, Dealers and Municipal Securities Dealers
Rule for:

Dealers, Bank Dealers, Municipal Fund Securities

Status:
New SEC Filing
Proposed Rule Change to Amend Certain Rates of Assessment for Rate Card Fees under MSRB Rules A-11 and A-13, Institute an Annual Rate Card Process for Future Rate Amendments, and Provide for Certain Technical Amendments to MSRB Rules A-11, A-12, and A-13
View SEC Filing