Federal Election Commission – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13765
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-25
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Internet Communication Disclaimers and Definition of “Public Communication”
Document Number: 2018-13390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-06-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is adding a second day to the already-announced public hearing on the proposed rules for disclaimers on public communications on the internet.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Pennsylvania Special Election in the 15th Congressional District
Document Number: 2018-12487
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-11
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pennsylvania has scheduled a special general election on November 6, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 15th Congressional District vacated by Representative Charles Dent. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on November 6, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-12095
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-12040
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-11552
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Pennsylvania Special Election in the 7th Congressional District
Document Number: 2018-11355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Pennsylvania has scheduled a special general election on November 6, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 7th Congressional District vacated by Representative Patrick L. Meehan. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on November 6, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10989
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10683
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-17
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Texas Special Election in the 27th Congressional District
Document Number: 2018-10386
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-16
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Texas has scheduled a special general election on June 30, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 27th Congressional District vacated by Representative Blake Farenthold. There are two possible elections, but only one may be necessary. Under Texas law, all qualified candidates, regardless of party affiliation, will appear on the ballot. The majority winner of the special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, the Governor will then set the date for a Special Runoff Election that will include only the top two vote-getters. Committees participating in the Texas special election are required to file pre- and post-election reports.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10384
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-09804
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-09541
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-03
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Mississippi Senate Special Election
Document Number: 2018-08605
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-25
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mississippi has scheduled a special general election on November 6, 2018, to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Thad Cochran. Under Mississippi law, a majority winner in a nonpartisan special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a Special Runoff Election will be held on November 27, 2018, between the top two vote-getters. Committees participating in the Mississippi special elections are required to file pre- and post-election reports. Filing dates for these reports are affected by whether one or two elections are held.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08604
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rulemaking Petition: Former Candidates' Personal Use; Correction
Document Number: 2018-08264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-04-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission published a Notification of Availability in the Federal Register on March 21, 2018 regarding a Petition for Rulemaking it received on February 5, 2018. The petition asked the Commission to revise and amend the existing rules concerning the personal use of campaign funds, specifically to clarify the application of those rules to former candidates and officeholders. The published document contained errors in the ADDRESSES and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION captions.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-08308
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-19
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07494
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-10
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-07103
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Internet Communication Disclaimers and Definition of “Public Communication”
Document Number: 2018-06010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission requests comment on two alternative proposals to amend its regulations concerning disclaimers on public communications on the internet that contain express advocacy, solicit contributions, or are made by political committees. The Commission is undertaking this rulemaking in light of technological advances since the Commission last revised its rules governing internet disclaimers in 2006, and questions from the public about the application of those rules to internet communications. The Commission's goal is to promulgate a rule that in its text and interpretation recognizes the paramount importance of providing the public with the clearest disclosure of the payor or sponsor of these public communications on the internet. Both proposals are intended to give the American public easy access to information about the persons paying for and candidates authorizing these internet communications, pursuant to the Federal Election Campaign Act. Both proposals would continue to require disclaimers for certain internet communications, and both would allow certain internet communications to provide disclaimers through alternative technology. The proposals differ, however, in their approach. The Commission requests comment on all elements of both proposals. The two proposals need not be considered as fixed alternatives; commenters are encouraged to extract the best elements of each, or suggest improvements or alternatives, to help the Commission fashion the best possible rule. The Commission also requests comment on proposed changes to the definition of ``public communication.'' The Commission has not made any final decisions on any of the issues or proposals presented in this rulemaking.
Rulemaking Petition: Former Candidates' Personal Use
Document Number: 2018-05644
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On February 5, 2018, the Federal Election Commission received a Petition for Rulemaking, which asks the Commission to revise and amend the existing rules concerning the personal use of campaign funds, specifically to clarify the application of those rules to former candidates and officeholders. The Commission seeks comments on the petition.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-05068
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2018-04999
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04847
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Change of Address; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2018-04698
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The relocation of the Federal Election Commission (``FEC'' or ``Commission'') to a new building with a different street address has been delayed by two weeks. The Commission is updating its regulations to reflect the new relocation date.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04555
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-04258
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-03166
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02945
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold
Document Number: 2018-02163
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (``the Act''), the Federal Election Commission (``the Commission'') is adjusting certain expenditure limitations 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.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02708
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02360
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2018-02355
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02120
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Independent Expenditures by Authorized Committees; Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications
Document Number: 2018-01074
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission requests comments on proposed changes to its regulations concerning independent expenditures by candidates. The Commission also requests comments on proposed changes to its regulations to address reporting of independent expenditures and electioneering communications that relate to presidential primary elections and that are publicly distributed in multiple states but that do not refer to any particular state's primary election. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues and proposals presented in this rulemaking.
Filing Dates for the Ohio Special Election in the 12th Congressional District
Document Number: 2018-01075
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ohio has scheduled special elections on May 8, 2018, and August 7, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 12th Congressional District vacated by Representative Patrick J. Tiberi. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on May 8, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report. Committees required to file reports in connection with both the Special Primary and Special General Election on August 7, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary, 12-day Pre-General Report and a 30-day Post- General Report.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-01205
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00941
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00211
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2018-00057
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Civil Monetary Penalties Annual Inflation Adjustments
Document Number: 2017-27808
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, the Federal Election Commission is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil monetary penalties being adjusted are those negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for certain statutory violations, and those imposed by the Commission for late filing of or failure to file certain reports required by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and the adjusted amounts will apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of these rules.
Change of Address; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2017-27683
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``FEC'' or ``Commission'') will relocate to a building with a different street address in 2018 and is amending its regulations referencing its current street address to reflect this change in location.
Filing Dates for the Michigan Special Election in the 13th Congressional District
Document Number: 2017-27364
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Michigan has scheduled special elections on August 7, 2018, and November 6, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 13th Congressional District vacated by Representative John Conyers, Jr. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on August 7, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report. Committees required to file reports in connection with both the Special Primary and Special General Election on November 6, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary, 12-day Pre-General Report and a 30-day Post- General Report.
Filing Dates for the Arizona Special Election in the 8th Congressional District
Document Number: 2017-27363
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Arizona has scheduled special elections on February 27, 2018, and April 24, 2018, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 8th Congressional District vacated by Representative Trent Franks. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on February 27, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report. Committees required to file reports in connection with both the Special Primary and Special General Election on April 24, 2018, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary, 12-day Pre-General Report and a 30-day Post- General Report.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27379
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-19
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26920
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26769
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2017-26767
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-11
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26516
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions