On December 24th, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority advised that the SEC has enacted its regular appropriation under Section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Effective January 15, 2010, the Section 31 fee rate applicable to specified securities transactions on the exchanges and in the over-the-counter markets will decrease from$25.70 per million dollars to $12.70 per million dollars. This rate will remain in place until further notice. FINRA Information Memo.