Washington, D.C., March 1, 2006 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Pursuant to Section 31(j)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Commission has determined that a mid-year adjustment to the Section 31 fee rate for fiscal year 2006 is not required. As a result, the Section 31 fee rate for fiscal 2006 will remain at the current rate of $30.70 per million. The Section 31 assessment charge on round turn transactions in security futures also will remain at $0.009 per transaction.
The Commission will announce the fiscal year 2007 fee rate under Section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 no later than April 30, 2006. The new rate will become effective on Oct. 1, 2006, or 30 days after the date on which a regular appropriation to the Commission for fiscal year 2007 is enacted, whichever date comes later.