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Registration Rules



RULE 507. DECISION OF MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE OR A DESIGNATED SUBCOMMITTEE.
[Adopted effective December 10, 1993. Effective dates of amendments: August 1, 1994 and July 1, 2001.]

(a) Standards of Proof. The written decision of the Membership Committee or its designated Subcommittee shall specifically consider whether NFA has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that the applicant or registrant is subject to the statutory disqualification from registration set forth in the Notice of Intent and, where appropriate:

    (1) in actions involving statutory disqualifications set forth in Section 8a(2) of the Act, whether the applicant or registrant has made a clear and convincing showing that, notwithstanding the existence of the statutory disqualification, full or conditioned registration would not pose a substantial risk to the public; or

    (2) in actions involving statutory disqualifications set forth in Sections 8a(3) or 8a(4) of the Act, whether the applicant or registrant has shown by a preponderance of the evidence that, notwithstanding the existence of the statutory disqualification, full or conditioned registration would not pose a substantial risk to the public.

(b) Findings. In making its written decision, the Membership Committee or a designated Subcommittee shall set forth facts material to its finding that the applicant or registrant is, or is not, disqualified as alleged in the Notice of Intent and, where appropriate, its findings regarding:

    (1) evidence mitigating the seriousness of the wrongdoing underlying the applicant's or registrant's statutory disqualification;

    (2) evidence that the applicant or registrant has undergone rehabilitation since the time of the wrongful conduct underlying the statutory disqualification; and

    (3) evidence that the applicant's or registrant's registration on a conditional basis would be subject to supervisory controls likely both to detect future wrongful conduct by the applicant or registrant and protect the public from any harm arising from such conduct. Such decision shall describe the specific conditions being imposed and provide that any sponsor or guarantor of applicant or registrant must be "eligible" as that term is defined in Rule 509(b)(5). It shall also fix a time period after which the applicant or registrant may petition to lift or modify the conditions in accordance with Rule 510.

 
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