15 U.S. Code § 78o–4a - Commission Office of Municipal Securities

(a) In generalThere shall be in the Commission an Office of Municipal Securities, which shall—
administer the rules of the Commission with respect to the practices of municipal securities brokers and dealers, municipal securities advisors, municipal securities investors, and municipal securities issuers; and
coordinate with the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board for rulemaking and enforcement actions as required by law.
(b) Director of the Office

The head of the Office of Municipal Securities shall be the Director, who shall report to the Chairman.

(c) Staffing
(1) In general

The Office of Municipal Securities shall be staffed sufficiently to carry out the requirements of this section.

(2) Requirement

The staff of the Office of Municipal Securities shall include individuals with knowledge of and expertise in municipal finance.

Editorial Notes

Section was enacted as part of the Investor Protection and Securities Reform Act of 2010 and also as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and not as part of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 which comprises this chapter.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective 1 day after July 21, 2010, except as otherwise provided, see section 4 of Pub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.


For definitions of terms used in this section, see section 5301 of Title 12, Banks and Banking.

The following state regulations pages link to this page.