WASHINGTON — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is seeking comments on draft rule changes it released yesterday to clarify the priority of retail and other customer orders in primary bond offerings, as well as related record-keeping responsibilities for dealers.

MSRB executive director Lynnette Hotchkiss said yesterday that the proposal — which includes interpretive guidance on fair-practice requirements for order periods — is meant to clarify that dealers respect the priority of orders issuers outline for their bonds, especially as issuers come to rely more on retail order periods to distribute their paper.

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