WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is considering temporarily expanding its 15-member board, possibly by two to four members, as it transitions to majority-public membership by Oct. 1 to comply with the new financial regulatory reform law.

The expansion is one of several issues the board will discuss at its meeting Thursday and Friday in Chatham, Mass., MSRB chairman Peter Clarke, managing director and vice chairman of tax-exempt capital markets at JPMorgan, said in an interview yesterday.

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