WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board has filed a proposed rule change with the Securities and Exchange Commission that would raise the board’s annual fee for municipal securities firms to $500 from $300 on Oct. 1 and generate an additional $280,000 for the board for fiscal year 2010.

The primary reason for the proposed fee increase, which became effective upon filing with the SEC, is to partially offset a decrease in revenues coupled with increased costs associated with “operating market information services and regulating the municipal securities market,” the board said in its SEC filing.

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