Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold, 8368-8370 [2011-3231]

Download as PDF 8368 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices Kucinich for President, Inc.— Statement of Reasons—Repayment Determination upon Administrative Review Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Kansas Republican Party Management and Administrative Matters. Individuals who plan to attend and require special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact Shawn Woodhead Werth, Commission Secretary and Clerk, at (202) 694–1040, at least 72 hours prior to the hearing date. PERSON TO CONTACT FOR INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer. Telephone: (202) 694–1220. Shawn Woodhead Werth, Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. [FR Doc. 2011–3374 Filed 2–11–11; 4:15 pm] Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2011 BILLING CODE 6715–01–P FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION [Notice 2011–01] Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold Federal Election Commission. Notice of adjustments to contribution and expenditure limits and lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold. AGENCY: ACTION: As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (‘‘FECA’’ or ‘‘the Act’’), the Federal Election Commission (‘‘FEC’’ or ‘‘the Commission’’) is adjusting certain contribution and expenditure limits and the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows. DATES: Effective Date: The effective date for the limit at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is November 3, 2010. The effective date for the limits at 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A), 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3), 441a(d), and 441a(h) is January 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg J. Scott, Information Division, 999 jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694–1100 or (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 1 and the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007,2 coordinated party expenditure limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(d)(2) and (3)(A) and (B)), certain contribution limits (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) and (B), (a)(3) and (h)), and the disclosure threshold for contributions bundled by lobbyists (2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A)) are adjusted periodically to reflect changes in the consumer price index. See 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3) and 441a(c)(1); 11 CFR 109.32 and 110.17(a) and (f). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted limits and disclosure threshold. Under 2 U.S.C. 441a(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure limits established by 2 U.S.C. 441a(d) (the limitations 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 limit 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. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for House of Representatives in States With More Than One Congressional District. Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated expenditure limit for each general election held to fill a seat in the House of Representatives in states with more than one congressional district. This limit also applies to those states that elect individuals to the office of 1 Public Law 107–155, 116 Stat. 81 (Mar. 27, 2002). 2 Public Law 110–81, 121 Stat. 735 (Sept. 14, 2007). PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Delegate or Resident Commissioner.3 The formula used to calculate the expenditure limit in such states multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the difference in the price index (4.42246), rounding to the nearest $100. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(B); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 110.17. Based upon this formula, the coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 general elections for House candidates in these states is $44,200. 2. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for Senate and for House of Representatives in States With Only One Congressional District. Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated expenditure limit for a general election held to fill a seat in the Senate or in the House of Representatives in states with only one congressional district. The formula used to calculate this expenditure limit considers not only the price index but also the voting age population (‘‘VAP’’) of the state. The VAP of each state is published annually in the Federal Register by the Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 110.18. The general election expenditure limit is the greater of: The base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the difference in the price index, 4.42246 (which totals $88,400); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the state, multiplied by 4.42246. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 110.17. The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 2011 general election coordinated expenditure limit for Senate elections. The coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 House elections in states with only one congressional district 4 is $88,400. 3 Currently, these states are the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. See http://www.house.gov/house/ MemberWWW_by_State.shtml and http:// about.dc.gov/statehood.asp. 4 Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/house/ MemberWWW_by_State.shtml. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices 8369 SENATE GENERAL ELECTION COORDINATED EXPENDITURE LIMITS—2011 ELECTIONS Voting age population (VAP) State jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Alabama ........................................................................................................................... Alaska .............................................................................................................................. Arizona ............................................................................................................................. 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 .......................................................................................................................... Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate Candidates for the 2011–2012 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 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). See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c). These contribution limits are increased by multiplying the respective statutory PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VAP × .02 × the price index (4.42246) 3,599,303 527,205 4,940,296 2,195,465 27,795,779 3,865,036 2,727,907 685,978 14,616,271 7,324,792 1,006,338 1,143,651 9,777,437 4,861,307 2,313,538 2,133,356 3,323,606 3,397,965 1,048,523 4,385,947 5,203,385 7,623,767 4,038,685 2,194,892 4,589,980 764,058 1,359,656 1,977,693 1,043,155 6,691,782 1,514,872 15,167,513 7,188,327 511,050 8,840,340 2,796,489 2,986,164 9,880,374 833,168 3,515,754 620,912 4,847,129 18,210,592 1,951,049 500,054 6,103,947 5,170,543 1,439,342 4,372,515 417,319 $318,400 46,600 437,000 194,200 2,458,500 341,900 241,300 60,700 1,292,800 647,900 89,000 101,200 864,800 430,000 204,600 188,700 294,000 300,600 92,700 387,900 460,200 674,300 357,200 194,100 406,000 67,600 120,300 174,900 92,300 591,900 134,000 1,341,600 635,800 45,200 781,900 247,300 264,100 873,900 73,700 311,000 54,900 428,700 1,610,700 172,600 44,200 539,900 457,300 127,300 386,700 36,900 Senate expenditure limit (the greater of the amount in column 3 or $88,400) $318,400 88,400 437,000 194,200 2,458,500 341,900 241,300 88,400 1,292,800 647,900 89,000 101,200 864,800 430,000 204,600 188,700 294,000 300,600 92,700 387,900 460,200 674,300 357,200 194,100 406,000 88,400 120,300 174,900 92,300 591,900 134,000 1,341,600 635,800 88,400 781,900 247,300 264,100 873,900 88,400 311,000 88,400 428,700 1,610,700 172,600 88,400 539,900 457,300 127,300 386,700 88,400 contribution amount by 1.23152, 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. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c); 11 CFR 110.17(b). Contribution limits shall be adjusted accordingly: E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 8370 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 30 / Monday, February 14, 2011 / Notices Statutory provision Statutory amount 2011–2012 Limit ................ ................ ................ ................ $2,000 .......................................................................... $25,000 ........................................................................ $37,500 ........................................................................ $57,500 (of which no more than $37,500 may be attributable to contributions to political committees that are not political committees of national political parties). 2 U.S.C. 441a(h) ......................... $35,000 ........................................................................ $2,500. $30,800. $46,200. $70,800 (of which no more than $46,200 may be attributable to contributions to political committees that are not political committees of national political parties). The overall biennial limit for 2011–12 is $117,000. $43,100. 2 2 2 2 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) 441a(a)(1)(B) 441a(a)(3)(A) 441a(a)(3)(B) jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES The increased limit at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is to be in effect for the two-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 $2,500 figure above is in effect from November 3, 2010, to November 6, 2012. The limits 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, 2011, to December 31, 2012. See 11 CFR 110.17(b)(1). Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2011 The Act, as amended by HLOGA, requires certain political committees to disclose contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/ registrant political action committees once the contributions exceed a specified threshold amount. The Commission must adjust this threshold amount annually to account for inflation. The disclosure threshold is increased by multiplying the $15,000 statutory disclosure threshold by 1.08163, the 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 2006). The resulting amount is rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. See 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A) and (B) and 441a(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 104.22(g). Based upon this formula ($15,000 × 1.08163), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for calendar year 2011 is $16,200. FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the notices are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the offices of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than March 2, 2011. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (Dennis Denney, Assistant Vice President) 1 Memorial Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64198–0001: 1. D. Vaughn Gangwish, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Karin Walsh, Shelton, Nebraska, in an individual capacity; and Lois Gangwish, Shelton, Nebraska, as a member of the family group acting in concert, to retain and acquire shares of Shelton Enterprises, Inc., parent of First State Bank of Shelton, both in Shelton, Nebraska. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, February 9, 2011. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2011–3212 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2011–3213 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] National Toxicology Program (NTP); Office of Liaison, Policy and Review; Meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors BILLING CODE 6210–01–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health. ACTION: Meeting announcement and request for comments. SUMMARY: Cynthia L. Bauerly, Chair, Federal Election Commission. Notice of Interest Rate on Overdue Debts [FR Doc. 2011–3231 Filed 2–11–11; 8:45 am] Section 30.18 of the Department of Health and Human Services’ claims BILLING CODE 6715–01–P 16:38 Feb 11, 2011 Dated: February 2, 2011. Molly P. Dawson, Director, Office of Financial Policy and Reporting, (202) 690–6201. Office of the Secretary Dated: February 9, 2011. On behalf of the Commission. VerDate Mar<15>2010 collection regulations (45 CFR part 30) provides that the Secretary shall charge an annual rate of interest, which is determined and fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury after considering private consumer rates of interest on the date that the Department of Health and Human Services becomes entitled to recovery. The rate cannot be lower than the Department of Treasury’s current value of funds rate or the applicable rate determined from the ‘‘Schedule of Certified Interest Rates with Range of Maturities’’ unless the Secretary waives interest in whole or part, or a different rate is prescribed by statute, contract, or repayment agreement. The Secretary of the Treasury may revise this rate quarterly. The Department of Health and Human Services publishes this rate in the Federal Register. The current rate of 11%, as fixed by the Secretary of the Treasury, is certified for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. This interest rate is effective until the Secretary of the Treasury notifies the Department of Health and Human Services of any change. Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to Public Law 92– 463, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC). 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FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION

[Notice 2011-01]


Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits 
and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.

ACTION: Notice of adjustments to contribution and expenditure limits 
and lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold.

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SUMMARY: As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act 
of 1971, as amended (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), the Federal Election 
Commission (``FEC'' or ``the Commission'') is adjusting certain 
contribution and expenditure limits and the lobbyist bundling 
disclosure threshold set forth in the Act, to index the amounts for 
inflation. Additional details appear in the supplemental information 
that follows.

DATES:  Effective Date: The effective date for the limit at 2 U.S.C. 
441a(a)(1)(A) is November 3, 2010. The effective date for the limits at 
2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A), 441a(a)(1)(B), 441a(a)(3), 441a(d), and 441a(h) 
is January 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Greg J. Scott, Information 
Division, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463; (202) 694-1100 or 
(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 \1\ and the Honest Leadership and Open Government 
Act of 2007,\2\ coordinated party expenditure limits (2 U.S.C. 
441a(d)(2) and (3)(A) and (B)), certain contribution limits (2 U.S.C. 
441a(a)(1)(A) and (B), (a)(3) and (h)), and the disclosure threshold 
for contributions bundled by lobbyists (2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A)) are 
adjusted periodically to reflect changes in the consumer price index. 
See 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3) and 441a(c)(1); 11 CFR 109.32 and 110.17(a) and 
(f). The Commission is publishing this notice to announce the adjusted 
limits and disclosure threshold.
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    \1\ Public Law 107-155, 116 Stat. 81 (Mar. 27, 2002).
    \2\ Public Law 110-81, 121 Stat. 735 (Sept. 14, 2007).
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Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for 2011

    Under 2 U.S.C. 441a(c), the Commission must adjust the expenditure 
limits established by 2 U.S.C. 441a(d) (the limitations 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 limit 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. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for House of Representatives in 
States With More Than One Congressional District.
    Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated 
expenditure limit for each general election held to fill a seat in the 
House of Representatives in states with more than one congressional 
district. This limit also applies to those states that elect 
individuals to the office of Delegate or Resident Commissioner.\3\ The 
formula used to calculate the expenditure limit in such states 
multiplies the base figure of $10,000 by the difference in the price 
index (4.42246), rounding to the nearest $100. See 2 U.S.C. 
441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(B); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 110.17. Based 
upon this formula, the coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 general 
elections for House candidates in these states is $44,200.
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    \3\ Currently, these states are the District of Columbia, the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of American Samoa, 
Guam, the United States Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana 
Islands. See http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml 
and http://about.dc.gov/statehood.asp.
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    2. Coordinated Expenditure Limit for Senate and for House of 
Representatives in States With Only One Congressional District.
    Both the national and state party committees have a coordinated 
expenditure limit for a general election held to fill a seat in the 
Senate or in the House of Representatives in states with only one 
congressional district. The formula used to calculate this expenditure 
limit considers not only the price index but also the voting age 
population (``VAP'') of the state. The VAP of each state is published 
annually in the Federal Register by the Department of Commerce. 11 CFR 
110.18. The general election expenditure limit is the greater of: The 
base figure ($20,000) multiplied by the difference in the price index, 
4.42246 (which totals $88,400); or $0.02 multiplied by the VAP of the 
state, multiplied by 4.42246. Amounts are rounded to the nearest $100. 
See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c)(1)(B) and 441a(d)(3)(A); 11 CFR 109.32(b) and 
110.17. The chart below provides the state-by-state breakdown of the 
2011 general election coordinated expenditure limit for Senate 
elections. The coordinated expenditure limit for 2011 House elections 
in states with only one congressional district \4\ is $88,400.
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    \4\ Currently, these states are: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, 
North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. See http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW_by_State.shtml.

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                                                                                                     Senate
                                                                                                   expenditure
                                                               Voting age      VAP x .02 x the     limit (the
                           State                            population (VAP)     price index     greater of the
                                                                                  (4.42246)     amount in column
                                                                                                  3 or $88,400)
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Alabama...................................................         3,599,303          $318,400          $318,400
Alaska....................................................           527,205            46,600            88,400
Arizona...................................................         4,940,296           437,000           437,000
Arkansas..................................................         2,195,465           194,200           194,200
California................................................        27,795,779         2,458,500         2,458,500
Colorado..................................................         3,865,036           341,900           341,900
Connecticut...............................................         2,727,907           241,300           241,300
Delaware..................................................           685,978            60,700            88,400
Florida...................................................        14,616,271         1,292,800         1,292,800
Georgia...................................................         7,324,792           647,900           647,900
Hawaii....................................................         1,006,338            89,000            89,000
Idaho.....................................................         1,143,651           101,200           101,200
Illinois..................................................         9,777,437           864,800           864,800
Indiana...................................................         4,861,307           430,000           430,000
Iowa......................................................         2,313,538           204,600           204,600
Kansas....................................................         2,133,356           188,700           188,700
Kentucky..................................................         3,323,606           294,000           294,000
Louisiana.................................................         3,397,965           300,600           300,600
Maine.....................................................         1,048,523            92,700            92,700
Maryland..................................................         4,385,947           387,900           387,900
Massachusetts.............................................         5,203,385           460,200           460,200
Michigan..................................................         7,623,767           674,300           674,300
Minnesota.................................................         4,038,685           357,200           357,200
Mississippi...............................................         2,194,892           194,100           194,100
Missouri..................................................         4,589,980           406,000           406,000
Montana...................................................           764,058            67,600            88,400
Nebraska..................................................         1,359,656           120,300           120,300
Nevada....................................................         1,977,693           174,900           174,900
New Hampshire.............................................         1,043,155            92,300            92,300
New Jersey................................................         6,691,782           591,900           591,900
New Mexico................................................         1,514,872           134,000           134,000
New York..................................................        15,167,513         1,341,600         1,341,600
North Carolina............................................         7,188,327           635,800           635,800
North Dakota..............................................           511,050            45,200            88,400
Ohio......................................................         8,840,340           781,900           781,900
Oklahoma..................................................         2,796,489           247,300           247,300
Oregon....................................................         2,986,164           264,100           264,100
Pennsylvania..............................................         9,880,374           873,900           873,900
Rhode Island..............................................           833,168            73,700            88,400
South Carolina............................................         3,515,754           311,000           311,000
South Dakota..............................................           620,912            54,900            88,400
Tennessee.................................................         4,847,129           428,700           428,700
Texas.....................................................        18,210,592         1,610,700         1,610,700
Utah......................................................         1,951,049           172,600           172,600
Vermont...................................................           500,054            44,200            88,400
Virginia..................................................         6,103,947           539,900           539,900
Washington................................................         5,170,543           457,300           457,300
West Virginia.............................................         1,439,342           127,300           127,300
Wisconsin.................................................         4,372,515           386,700           386,700
Wyoming...................................................           417,319            36,900            88,400
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Limitations on Contributions by Individuals, Non-Multicandidate 
Committees and Certain Political Party Committees Giving to U.S. Senate 
Candidates for the 2011-2012 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). 
See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c). These contribution limits are increased by 
multiplying the respective statutory contribution amount by 1.23152, 
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. See 2 U.S.C. 441a(c); 11 CFR 110.17(b). Contribution 
limits shall be adjusted accordingly:

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     Statutory provision        Statutory amount       2011-2012 Limit
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2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A)......  $2,000..............  $2,500.
2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(B)......  $25,000.............  $30,800.
2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(A)......  $37,500.............  $46,200.
2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(3)(B)......  $57,500 (of which no  $70,800 (of which no
                               more than $37,500     more than $46,200
                               may be attributable   may be attributable
                               to contributions to   to contributions to
                               political             political
                               committees that are   committees that are
                               not political         not political
                               committees of         committees of
                               national political    national political
                               parties).             parties). The
                                                     overall biennial
                                                     limit for 2011-12
                                                     is $117,000.
2 U.S.C. 441a(h)............  $35,000.............  $43,100.
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    The increased limit at 2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(1)(A) is to be in effect 
for the two-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 $2,500 figure above is 
in effect from November 3, 2010, to November 6, 2012. The limits 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, 2011, to December 31, 2012. See 11 CFR 
110.17(b)(1).

Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold for 2011

    The Act, as amended by HLOGA, requires certain political committees 
to disclose contributions bundled by lobbyists/registrants and 
lobbyist/registrant political action committees once the contributions 
exceed a specified threshold amount. The Commission must adjust this 
threshold amount annually to account for inflation. The disclosure 
threshold is increased by multiplying the $15,000 statutory disclosure 
threshold by 1.08163, the 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 2006). The resulting amount is 
rounded to the nearest multiple of $100. See 2 U.S.C. 434(i)(3)(A) and 
(B) and 441a(c)(1)(B); 11 CFR 104.22(g). Based upon this formula 
($15,000 x 1.08163), the lobbyist bundling disclosure threshold for 
calendar year 2011 is $16,200.

     Dated: February 9, 2011.

    On behalf of the Commission.

Cynthia L. Bauerly,
Chair, Federal Election Commission.
[FR Doc. 2011-3231 Filed 2-11-11; 8:45 am]
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