The Securities and Exchange Commission will not revisit 12b-1 fees by the end of the year, Andrew Donohue, director of the division of investment management, told Reuters.

The SEC has been debating the merits of the fees since 2007, and has flouted the idea of overhauling them.

“We have a lot of things that we are pushing aggressively, and we have three new commissioners and a number of things,” Donohue said, “and while I would love to address 12b-1, I am not sure we will get to it this year.”

What the SEC is prioritizing, Donohue indicated, is mutual fund disclosure and prospectus profiles.

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