WASHINGTON — Issuers and their attorneys are fighting a provision in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed rules for municipal advisers that would require appointed board members of municipal entities to register with both the SEC and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board if they advise on the issuance of municipal ­securities.

They warn that if the rules are approved, they would have a chilling effect on the ability of state officials to find volunteers willing to serve on the boards of bond-issuing authorities.

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