The Federal Election Commission requests comments on proposed changes to its rules implementing new statutory provisions governing the rates and timing of payment for non-commercial campaign travel on aircraft, and a proposed definition of ``Leadership PAC.'' These proposed changes, consistent with the new statutory provisions, would restrict and in some cases prohibit Federal candidates and their political committees from expending campaign funds for non-commercial air travel. The proposed rules would apply to all Federal candidates, including publicly funded presidential candidates. No final decisions have been made by the Commission on any of the proposed revisions in this Notice. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
The Federal Election Commission is announcing a public hearing on the proposed changes to its rules governing ``electioneering communications'' under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended.
Use of Campaign Funds for Donations to Non-Federal Candidates and Any Other Lawful Purpose Other Than Personal Use
The Federal Election Commission is revising its rules regarding the use of campaign funds by candidates and other individuals. The revision adds to the current list of permissible uses of campaign funds in Commission regulations: donations to non-Federal candidates; and any other lawful purpose other than personal use. This change conforms the provision with those in the Federal Election Campaign Act, as amended (``the Act''). Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Filing Dates for the Ohio Special Election in the 5th Congressional District
Ohio has scheduled elections on November 6, 2007, and December 11, 2007, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Fifth Congressional District vacated by the late Congressman Paul E. Gillmor. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on November 6, 2007, 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 December 11, 2007, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.