ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Municipal Securities began reporting to SEC chairman Mary Schapiro as of Sept. 24, an attorney in the muni office said Thursday.

The move comes more than two years after the Dodd-Frank law, which was enacted in July 2010, mandated that the muni office report directly to the SEC chairman rather than the head of the commission's trading and markets division within which the office has been located.

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