WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has filed a new proposed rule with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would prevent municipal advisors from engaging in pay-to-play practices, making political contributions to state and local government officials to influence the award of advisory business.

The proposed Rule G-42, which is modeled after Rule G-37 for dealers but contains some key distinctions, would not take effect until six months after the SEC approves final registration rules that define the term “municipal advisor.” The commission also would have to publish the proposed rule for public comments and approve it before it took effect.

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