On April 8, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted to seek public comment on proposals to impose short sale price restrictions or circuit breaker restrictions and “whether such measures would help promote market stability and restore investor confidence.” The introduction of an uptick rule would be permanent and market-wide, while a "circuit breaker" would limit short selling for particular securities for the remainder of the day in the case of a severe decline in the security’s price. The SEC plans to publish the full text of the full proposals as soon as possible.