SR-NASD-2000-065

Proposed Amendments to Rule 10334 (Large and Complex Case Rule) to Accelerate Expiration of the Rule from August 1, 2002 to December 31, 2000 – Immediate Effectiveness Requested

The NASD, through its wholly owned subsidiary, NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc., has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to: (1) amend NASD Rule 10334 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure ("Code") to accelerate the expiration date of the rule from August 1, 2002 to December 31, 2000; (2) to delete paragraph (i) of Rule 10205, Schedule of Fees for Industry and Clearing Controversies and paragraph (h) of Rule 10332, Schedule of Fees in Customer Disputes, which relate solely to Rule 10334; and (3) renumber Rules 10205 and 10332 accordingly. Below is the text of the proposed rule change.