SR-NASD-2003-078

Proposed Amendment to Rule 6230 To Reduce Reporting Period

NASD has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to amend NASD Rule 6230 to reduce the period to report a transaction in a TRACE-eligible debt security from 75 minutes to 45 minutes. Rule 6230 is one of the Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine ("TRACE") rules.