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9525. Discretionary Review by the FINRA Board

This version was introduced with the filing of SR-FINRA-2020-015, and extended by SR-FINRA-2020-017 and SR-FINRA-2020-022, which were filed for Immediate Effectiveness. This version is temporary and effective from May 8, 2020, through a date to be specified in a public notice issued by FINRA, which date will be at least two weeks from the date of the notice, and no later than December 31, 2020, pending any future extensions.
(a) Call for Review by Governor
A Governor may call an eligibility proceeding for review by the FINRA Board if the call for review is made within the period prescribed in paragraph (b).
(b) 15 Day Period; Waiver
A Governor shall make his or her call for review not later than the next meeting of the FINRA Board that is at least 15 days after the date on which the FINRA Board receives the proposed written decision of the National Adjudicatory Council. By a unanimous vote of the FINRA Board, the FINRA Board may shorten the period to less than 15 days. By an affirmative vote of the majority of the FINRA Board then in office, the FINRA Board may, during the 15 day period, vote to extend the period to more than 15 days.
(c) Review at Next Meeting
If a Governor calls an eligibility proceeding for review within the period prescribed in paragraph (b), the FINRA Board shall review the eligibility proceeding not later than the next meeting of the FINRA Board. The FINRA Board may order the filing of briefs in connection with its review proceedings pursuant to this Rule.
(d) Decision of FINRA Board, Including Remand
After review, the FINRA Board may affirm, modify, or reverse the proposed written decision of the National Adjudicatory Council. Alternatively, the FINRA Board may remand the eligibility proceeding with instructions. The FINRA Board shall prepare a written decision that includes all of the elements described in Rule 9524(b)(2).
(e) Issuance of Decision
The FINRA Board shall issue and serve its written decision on the disqualified member, sponsoring member, and/or disqualified person, as the case may be, and the Department of Member Regulation pursuant to Rules 9132 and 9134, and may serve the decision on the disqualified party by electronic mail. Service by electronic mail shall be deemed complete upon sending the decision. The decision shall constitute the final action of FINRA, unless the FINRA Board remands the proceeding. A decision to deny re-entry or continued association shall be effective immediately. A decision to approve shall be effective after the SEC issues an acknowledgment letter or, in cases involving SEC-ordered sanctions, an order.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2020-022 eff. July 27, 2020.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2020-017 eff. June 10, 2020.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2020-015 eff. May 8, 2020.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-99-76 eff. Sept. 11, 2000.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-81 eff. Jan. 16, 1998.
Adopted by SR-NASD-97-28 eff. Aug. 7, 1997.

Selected Notices: 00-56, 08-57.