Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution Limitations, 11658-11660 [05-4580]

Download as PDF 11658 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Sign language interpreters, open captioning, and assistive listening devices will be provided on site. Request other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202–418–0530 (voice), 202– 418–0432 (tty). Additional information concerning this meeting may be obtained from Audrey Spivack or David Fiske, Office of Media Relations, (202) 418–0500; TTY 1–888–835–5322. Audio/Video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s Audio/ Video Events Web page at http:// www.fcc.gov/realaudio. For a fee this meeting can be viewed live over George Mason University’s Capitol Connection. The Capitol Connection also will carry the meeting live via the Internet. To purchase these services call (703) 993–3100 or go to http://www.capitolconnection.gmu.edu. Copies of materials adopted at this meeting can be purchased from the FCC’s duplicating contractor, Best Copy and Printing, Inc. (202) 488–5300; Fax (202) 488–5563; TTY (202) 488–5562. These copies are available in paper format and alternative media, including large print/type; digital disk; and audio and video tape. Best Copy and Printing, Inc. may be reached by e-mail at FCC@BCPIWEB.com. Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4722 Filed 3–7–05; 12:43 pm] BILLING CODE 6712–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2005–7] Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution Limitations AGENCY: Federal Election Commission. Corrected notice of expenditure and contribution limitation increases. ACTION: SUMMARY: As mandated by provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (‘‘BCRA’’), the Federal Election Commission (‘‘FEC’’ or ‘‘the Commission’’) is adjusting certain expenditure and contribution limitations set forth in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (‘‘FECA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’), to account for increases in the consumer price index. This notice corrects certain information regarding the effective periods for changes to contribution limits under FECA that was published in the Commission’s notice appearing in the February 10, 2005, Federal Register. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A), 441a(a)(1)(B) and 441a(h) is November 3, 2004. The effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3) and 441a(d) is January 1, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory J. Scott, Information Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; telephone: (202) 694–1100; toll free (800) 424–9530. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq., as amended by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, Public Law 107–155, 116 Stat. 81 (March 27, 2002), coordinated party expenditure limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(d)(3)(A) and (B)), and certain contribution limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) and (B), (a)(3), (d) and (h)), are adjusted either annually or biennially by the consumer price index. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce these limits for 2005 or the 2005–2006 election cycle. Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2005 Under 2 U.S.C. 441a(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure limitations established by 2 U.S.C. 441a(d) (the limits on expenditures by national party committees, State party committees, or their subordinate committees in connection with the general election campaign of candidates for Federal office) annually to account for inflation. This expenditure limitation is increased by the percent difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar year 1974). 1. Expenditure Limitation for House of Representatives Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure limitation for each general election held to fill a seat in the House of Representatives. The formula used to calculate the expenditure limitation in a state with more than one congressional district multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the price index (3.831), rounding to the nearest $100. Based upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2005 House elections in those states is $38,300. The formula used to calculate the expenditure limitation in a state with only one congressional district multiplies the base figure of $20,000 by the price index (3.831), rounding to the nearest $100. Based upon this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2005 House elections in these states is $76,600. 2. Expenditure Limitation for Senate Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure limitation for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate. The formula used to calculate the Senate expenditure limitation considers not only the price index but also the voting age population (‘‘VAP’’) of the state. The expenditure limitation is the greater of: the base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the price index (which totals $76,600); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by the price index. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2005 expenditure limitations for Senate elections. SENATE EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS—2005 ELECTIONS VAP (in thousands) State VAP x .02 multiplied by the price index (3.831) Expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $76,600) 3,436 467 4,197 $263,300 35,800 321,600 $263,300 76,600 321,600 Alabama ....................................................................................................................................... Alaska .......................................................................................................................................... Arizona ......................................................................................................................................... VerDate jul<14>2003 20:21 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 11659 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices SENATE EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS—2005 ELECTIONS—Continued VAP (in thousands) State VAP x .02 multiplied by the price index (3.831) Expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $76,600) 2,076 26,297 3,423 2,665 637 13,394 6,497 964 1021 9,475 4,637 2,274 2,052 3,166 3,351 1,035 4,163 4,952 7,579 3,861 2,153 4,370 719 1,313 1,731 995 6,543 1,411 14,655 6,423 495 8,680 2,664 2,742 9,569 837 3,173 580 4,510 16,223 1,649 487 5,655 4,718 1,431 4,201 390 159,100 2,014,900 262,300 204,200 48,800 1,026,300 497,800 73,900 78,200 726,000 355,300 174,200 157,200 242,600 256,800 79,300 319,000 379,400 580,700 295,800 165,000 334,800 55,100 100,600 132,600 76,200 501,300 108,100 1,122,900 492,100 37,900 665,100 204,100 210,100 733,200 64,100 243,100 44,400 345,600 1,243,000 126,300 37,300 433,300 361,500 109,600 321,900 29,900 159,100 2,014,900 262,300 204,200 76,600 1,026,300 497,800 76,600 78,200 726,000 355,300 174,200 157,200 242,600 256,800 79,300 319,000 379,400 580,700 295,800 165,000 334,800 76,600 100,600 132,600 76,600 501,300 108,100 1,122,900 492,100 76,600 665,100 204,100 210,100 733,200 76,600 243,100 76,600 345,600 1,243,000 126,300 76,600 433,300 361,500 109,600 321,900 76,600 Arkansas ...................................................................................................................................... California ...................................................................................................................................... Colorado ...................................................................................................................................... Connecticut .................................................................................................................................. Delaware ...................................................................................................................................... Florida .......................................................................................................................................... Georgia ........................................................................................................................................ Hawaii .......................................................................................................................................... Idaho ............................................................................................................................................ Illinois ........................................................................................................................................... Indiana ......................................................................................................................................... Iowa ............................................................................................................................................. Kansas ......................................................................................................................................... Kentucky ...................................................................................................................................... Louisiana ...................................................................................................................................... Maine ........................................................................................................................................... Maryland ...................................................................................................................................... Massachusetts ............................................................................................................................. Michigan ....................................................................................................................................... Minnesota .................................................................................................................................... Mississippi .................................................................................................................................... Missouri ........................................................................................................................................ Montana ....................................................................................................................................... Nebraska ...................................................................................................................................... Nevada ......................................................................................................................................... New Hampshire ........................................................................................................................... New Jersey .................................................................................................................................. New Mexico ................................................................................................................................. New York ..................................................................................................................................... North Carolina .............................................................................................................................. North Dakota ................................................................................................................................ Ohio ............................................................................................................................................. Oklahoma ..................................................................................................................................... Oregon ......................................................................................................................................... Pennsylvania ................................................................................................................................ Rhode Island ................................................................................................................................ South Carolina ............................................................................................................................. South Dakota ............................................................................................................................... Tennessee ................................................................................................................................... Texas ........................................................................................................................................... Utah ............................................................................................................................................. Vermont ....................................................................................................................................... Virginia ......................................................................................................................................... Washington .................................................................................................................................. West Virginia ................................................................................................................................ Wisconsin ..................................................................................................................................... Wyoming ...................................................................................................................................... Contribution Limitation Increases for Individuals, Nonmulticandidate Committees and for Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates for 2005–2006 Election Cycle BCRA amended the Act to extend inflation indexing to: (1) The limitations on contributions made by persons under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) (contributions to candidates) and 441a(a)(1)(B) (contributions to national party committees); (2) the biennial aggregate contribution limits applicable to individuals under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3); and (3) the limitation on contributions made to U.S. Senate candidates by certain political party committees at 2 U.S.C. 441a(h). 2 U.S.C. 441a(c). These contribution limitations are increased by multiplying the respective statutory contribution amount by the percent difference between the price index, as Statutory provision Statutory amount 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) ...................................... $2,000 ............................................................... certified to the Commission by the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar year 2001). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. The Commission has calculated the applicable percent difference to be 6.7 percent. Contribution limitations shall be adjusted accordingly: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:06 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2005–2006 Limitation $2,100. E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 11660 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 45 / Wednesday, March 9, 2005 / Notices Statutory provision Statutory amount 2005–2006 Limitation 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B) ...................................... 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(A) ...................................... 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(B) ...................................... $25,000 ............................................................. $37,500 ............................................................. $57,500 (of which not more than $37,500 may be attributable to contributions to political committees that are not political committees of national political parties). $35,000 ............................................................. $26,700. $40,000. $61,400 (of which not more than $40,000 may be attributable to contributions to political committees that are not political committees of national political parties). $37,300. Title: Norasia/GSL Round the World Service Agreement. Parties: China Shipping Container Lines Co., Ltd.; China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.; Gold Star Line Ltd.; and Norasia Container Lines Limited. Ltd. Filing Party: Brett M. Esber, Esq.; Blank Rome LLP; Watergate 600 New Hampshire Ave., NW.; Washington, DC 20037. Synopsis: The amendment adds China Shipping Container Lines (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. as a party to the agreement and expands the geographic scope to all of the United Arab Emirates. Agreement No.: 011906. Title: HSDG/Evergreen Space Charter Agreement. Parties: Hamburg Sud and Evergreen Marine Corp.(Taiwan) Ltd. Filing Party: Wayne R. Rohde, Esq.; Sher & Blackwell LLP; 1850 M Street, NW.; Washington, DC 20036. Synopsis: The proposed agreement permits Hamburg Sud to charter space to Evergreen in the trade between U.S. East Coast ports and ports on the East Coast of South America. Agreement No.: 201143–005. Title: West Coast MTO Agreement. Parties: APM Terminals Pacific; California United Terminals, Inc.; Eagle Marine Services, Ltd.; Husky Terminals, Inc.; International Transportation Service, Inc,; Long Beach Container Terminal, Inc.; Marine Terminals Corp.; Seaside Transportation Service LLC; Trans Bay Container Terminal, Inc.; Trans Pacific Container Service Corporation; Total Terminals LLC; West Basin Container Terminal LLC; Yusen Terminals, Inc.; Pacific Maritime Services, L.L.C.; and SSA Terminal (Long Beach), LLC. Synopsis: The amendment clarifies the authority of the parties, makes a number of membership changes, clarifies matters relating membership revocations, revises the arbitration provision, provides for electronic voting, and makes a number of technical corrections in the agreement. Agreement No.: 201164. Title: Marine Terminal Lease and Operating Agreement Between Broward County and H.T. Shipping, Inc. Parties: Broward County and H.T. Shipping, Inc., with Tropical Shipping and Construction Company Limited and Hybur, Ltd. as co-guarantors. Filing Party: Candace J. McCann; Broward County Board of County Commissioners; Office of the County Attorney; 1850 Eller Drive Suite 502; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Synopsis: The agreement provides for the lease of terminal facilities at Port Everglades, Florida. 2 U.S.C. 441a(h) ............................................... The increased limitation at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is to be in effect for the 2year period beginning on the first day following the date of the general election in the preceding year and ending on the date of the next regularly scheduled election. Thus the respective figure above is in effect from November 3, 2004, to November 7, 2006. The limitations under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3)(A) and (B), and 441a(h), shall be in effect beginning January 1st of the odd-numbered year and ending on December 31st of the next evennumbered year. Thus the new contribution limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3)(A) and (B), and 441a(h) are in effect from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2006. Dated: March 4, 2005. Michael E. Toner, Vice Chairman, Federal Election Commission. [FR Doc. 05–4580 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Notice of Agreements Filed The Commission hereby gives notice of the filing of the following agreements under the Shipping Act of 1984. Interested parties may obtain copies of agreements by contacting the Commission’s Office of Agreements at 202–523–5793 or via email at tradeanalysis@fmc.gov. Interested parties may submit comments on an agreement to the Secretary, Federal Maritime Commission, Washington, DC 20573, within 10 days of the date this notice appears in the FEDERAL REGISTER. Agreement No.: 011867–002. By Order of the Federal Maritime Commission. Dated: March 4, 2005. Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–4632 Filed 3–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6730–01–P FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Ocean Transportation Intermediary License; Reissuance Notice is hereby given that the following Ocean Transportation Intermediary license has been reissued by the Federal Maritime Commission pursuant to section 19 of the Shipping Act of 1984, as amended by the Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 1998 (46 U.S.C. app. 1718) and the regulations of the Commission pertaining to the licensing of Ocean Transportation Intermediaries, 46 CFR Part 515. License No. Name/address 002238F ....... CSI Cargo System Air and Sea Inc., 150–40 183rd Street, Room 106, Jamaica, NY 11413 ........................ VerDate jul<14>2003 20:21 Mar 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date reissued E:\FR\FM\09MRN1.SGM 09MRN1 January 8, 2005.

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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Notice 2005-7]


Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution 
Limitations

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Corrected notice of expenditure and contribution limitation 
increases.

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SUMMARY: As mandated by provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform 
Act of 2002 (``BCRA''), the Federal Election Commission (``FEC'' or 
``the Commission'') is adjusting certain expenditure and contribution 
limitations set forth in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as 
amended (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), to account for increases in the 
consumer price index. This notice corrects certain information 
regarding the effective periods for changes to contribution limits 
under FECA that was published in the Commission's notice appearing in 
the February 10, 2005, Federal Register.
    Additional details appear in the supplemental information that 
follows.

DATES: Effective Date: The effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 
441a(a)(1)(A), 441a(a)(1)(B) and 441a(h) is November 3, 2004. The 
effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3) and 441a(d) is 
January 1, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Gregory J. Scott, Information 
Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; telephone: (202) 
694-1100; toll free (800) 424-9530.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 
1971, 2 U.S.C. 431 et seq., as amended by the Bipartisan Campaign 
Reform Act of 2002, Public Law 107-155, 116 Stat. 81 (March 27, 2002), 
coordinated party expenditure limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(d)(3)(A) and (B)), 
and certain contribution limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) and (B), 
(a)(3), (d) and (h)), are adjusted either annually or biennially by the 
consumer price index. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1). The Commission is 
publishing this notice to announce these limits for 2005 or the 2005-
2006 election cycle.

Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2005

    Under 2 U.S.C. 441a(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure 
limitations established by 2 U.S.C. 441a(d) (the limits on expenditures 
by national party committees, State party committees, or their 
subordinate committees in connection with the general election campaign 
of candidates for Federal office) annually to account for inflation. 
This expenditure limitation is increased by the percent difference 
between the price index, as certified to the Commission by the 
Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of the 
calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar year 
1974).

1. Expenditure Limitation for House of Representatives

    Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure 
limitation for each general election held to fill a seat in the House 
of Representatives. The formula used to calculate the expenditure 
limitation in a state with more than one congressional district 
multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the price index (3.831), 
rounding to the nearest $100. Based upon this formula, the expenditure 
limitation for 2005 House elections in those states is $38,300. The 
formula used to calculate the expenditure limitation in a state with 
only one congressional district multiplies the base figure of $20,000 
by the price index (3.831), rounding to the nearest $100. Based upon 
this formula, the expenditure limitation for 2005 House elections in 
these states is $76,600.

2. Expenditure Limitation for Senate

    Both the national and state party committees have an expenditure 
limitation for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate. 
The formula used to calculate the Senate expenditure limitation 
considers not only the price index but also the voting age population 
(``VAP'') of the state. The expenditure limitation is the greater of: 
the base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the price index (which totals 
$76,600); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 
the price index. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. The chart 
below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2005 expenditure 
limitations for Senate elections.

                                 Senate Expenditure Limitations--2005 Elections
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                                                                                                    Expenditure
                                                                                     VAP x .02      limit (the
                                                                      VAP (in      multiplied by  greater of the
                              State                                 thousands)       the price       amount in
                                                                                   index (3.831)    column 3 or
                                                                                                     $76,600)
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Alabama.........................................................           3,436        $263,300        $263,300
Alaska..........................................................             467          35,800          76,600
Arizona.........................................................           4,197         321,600         321,600

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Arkansas........................................................           2,076         159,100         159,100
California......................................................          26,297       2,014,900       2,014,900
Colorado........................................................           3,423         262,300         262,300
Connecticut.....................................................           2,665         204,200         204,200
Delaware........................................................             637          48,800          76,600
Florida.........................................................          13,394       1,026,300       1,026,300
Georgia.........................................................           6,497         497,800         497,800
Hawaii..........................................................             964          73,900          76,600
Idaho...........................................................            1021          78,200          78,200
Illinois........................................................           9,475         726,000         726,000
Indiana.........................................................           4,637         355,300         355,300
Iowa............................................................           2,274         174,200         174,200
Kansas..........................................................           2,052         157,200         157,200
Kentucky........................................................           3,166         242,600         242,600
Louisiana.......................................................           3,351         256,800         256,800
Maine...........................................................           1,035          79,300          79,300
Maryland........................................................           4,163         319,000         319,000
Massachusetts...................................................           4,952         379,400         379,400
Michigan........................................................           7,579         580,700         580,700
Minnesota.......................................................           3,861         295,800         295,800
Mississippi.....................................................           2,153         165,000         165,000
Missouri........................................................           4,370         334,800         334,800
Montana.........................................................             719          55,100          76,600
Nebraska........................................................           1,313         100,600         100,600
Nevada..........................................................           1,731         132,600         132,600
New Hampshire...................................................             995          76,200          76,600
New Jersey......................................................           6,543         501,300         501,300
New Mexico......................................................           1,411         108,100         108,100
New York........................................................          14,655       1,122,900       1,122,900
North Carolina..................................................           6,423         492,100         492,100
North Dakota....................................................             495          37,900          76,600
Ohio............................................................           8,680         665,100         665,100
Oklahoma........................................................           2,664         204,100         204,100
Oregon..........................................................           2,742         210,100         210,100
Pennsylvania....................................................           9,569         733,200         733,200
Rhode Island....................................................             837          64,100          76,600
South Carolina..................................................           3,173         243,100         243,100
South Dakota....................................................             580          44,400          76,600
Tennessee.......................................................           4,510         345,600         345,600
Texas...........................................................          16,223       1,243,000       1,243,000
Utah............................................................           1,649         126,300         126,300
Vermont.........................................................             487          37,300          76,600
Virginia........................................................           5,655         433,300         433,300
Washington......................................................           4,718         361,500         361,500
West Virginia...................................................           1,431         109,600         109,600
Wisconsin.......................................................           4,201         321,900         321,900
Wyoming.........................................................             390          29,900          76,600
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Contribution Limitation Increases for Individuals, Nonmulticandidate 
Committees and for Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. 
Senate Candidates for 2005-2006 Election Cycle

    BCRA amended the Act to extend inflation indexing to: (1) The 
limitations on contributions made by persons under 2 U.S.C. 
441a(a)(1)(A) (contributions to candidates) and 441a(a)(1)(B) 
(contributions to national party committees); (2) the biennial 
aggregate contribution limits applicable to individuals under 2 U.S.C. 
441a(a)(3); and (3) the limitation on contributions made to U.S. Senate 
candidates by certain political party committees at 2 U.S.C. 441a(h). 2 
U.S.C. 441a(c). These contribution limitations are increased by 
multiplying the respective statutory contribution amount by the percent 
difference between the price index, as certified to the Commission by 
the Secretary of Labor, for the 12 months preceding the beginning of 
the calendar year and the price index for the base period (calendar 
year 2001). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of 
$100. The Commission has calculated the applicable percent difference 
to be 6.7 percent.
    Contribution limitations shall be adjusted accordingly:

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                                                           2005-2006
       Statutory provision         Statutory amount       Limitation
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2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A)..........  $2,000............  $2,100.

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2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B)..........  $25,000...........  $26,700.
2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(A)..........  $37,500...........  $40,000.
2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(B)..........  $57,500 (of which   $61,400 (of which
                                   not more than       not more than
                                   $37,500 may be      $40,000 may be
                                   attributable to     attributable to
                                   contributions to    contributions to
                                   political           political
                                   committees that     committees that
                                   are not political   are not political
                                   committees of       committees of
                                   national            national
                                   political           political
                                   parties).           parties).
2 U.S.C. 441a(h)................  $35,000...........  $37,300.
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    The increased limitation at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is to be in 
effect for the 2-year period beginning on the first day following the 
date of the general election in the preceding year and ending on the 
date of the next regularly scheduled election. Thus the respective 
figure above is in effect from November 3, 2004, to November 7, 2006. 
The limitations under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3)(A) and (B), 
and 441a(h), shall be in effect beginning January 1st of the odd-
numbered year and ending on December 31st of the next even-numbered 
year. Thus the new contribution limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B), 
441a(a)(3)(A) and (B), and 441a(h) are in effect from January 1, 2005, 
to December 31, 2006.

    Dated: March 4, 2005.
Michael E. Toner,
Vice Chairman, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-4580 Filed 3-8-05; 8:45 am]
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