Subject: File No. SR-FINRA-2009-050
From: Al Van Kampen
Affiliation: Attorney at Law

August 31, 2009

I strongly urge the Commission, in connection with any approval of this proposed rule, to require FINRA to eliminate entirely the 2-year purge provision.

FINRA advertises BrokerCheck as a consumer protection instrument. The 2-year purge provision seriously undermines this purpose and has no benefit to the public.