Federal Election Commission February 16, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Policy Statement Establishing a Pilot Program for Probable Cause Hearings
Document Number: E7-2723
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-02-16
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') is establishing a pilot program that will allow respondents in enforcement proceedings under the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended (``FECA''), to have an oral hearing before the Commission. Hearings will take place prior to the Commission's consideration of the General Counsel's recommendation on whether to find probable cause to believe that a violation has occurred. The Commission will grant a request for a probable cause hearing if any two commissioners agree to hold a hearing. The program will provide respondents with the opportunity to present arguments to the Commission directly and give the Commission an opportunity to ask relevant questions. Further information about the procedures for the pilot program is provided in the supplementary information that follows.