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The Commission is announcing a hybrid public hearing on proposed changes to regulations regarding the use of campaign funds by a candidate's principal campaign committee to pay compensation to the candidate.
Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold
As mandated by provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act (``the Act''), the Federal Election Commission (``the Commission'') is adjusting certain contribution and 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.
Notice of Public Hearing
The Federal Election Commission is announcing the date, time, and place of a public hearing on its audit procedures for political committees that do not receive public funds.
Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Public Comments
The Federal Election Commission seeks public comment on its policies and procedures regarding the auditing of political committees that do not receive public funds. The Commission also is announcing a public hearing on its audit procedures.
Filing Dates for the Virginia Special Election in the 4th Congressional District
Virginia has scheduled a special election on February 21, 2023, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 4th Congressional District held by the late Representative A. Donald McEachin. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on February 21, 2023, shall file a 12-day Pre- General and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Rulemaking Petition: Disgorgement of Contributions
The Securities and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is adopting amendments to Form N-PX under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (``Investment Company Act'') to enhance the information mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (``ETFs''), and certain other funds currently report about their proxy votes and to make that information easier to analyze. The Commission also is adopting rule and form amendments under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (``Exchange Act'') that would require an institutional investment manager subject to the Exchange Act to report on Form N-PX how it voted proxies relating to executive compensation matters, as required by the Exchange Act. The reporting requirements for institutional investment managers complete implementation of those requirements added by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (``Dodd-Frank Act'').
Reports by Political Committees and Other Persons (52 U.S.C. 30104)
Internet Communication Disclaimers and Definition of “Public Communication”
The Commission is adopting final rules to amend its regulations concerning disclaimers on public communications on the internet. The Commission is implementing these amendments in light of technological advances since the Commission last revised its rules governing internet disclaimers in 2006, and to address questions from the public about the application of those rules to internet communications. The Commission's purpose in promulgating these rules is to apply the Federal Election Campaign Act's disclaimer requirements to general public political advertising on the internet. The Commission is also revising the definition of ``public communication'' to clarify how it applies to general public political advertising on the internet.
After considering comments received in response to its May 3, 2021, Notification of Availability, the Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its regulations regarding the use of campaign funds by a candidate's principal campaign committee to pay compensation to the candidate. The Notification of Availability was published in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by a former candidate for the United States House of Representatives. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking.
The Federal Election Commission is seeking additional public comment on previously proposed rules that would modernize the agency's regulations in light of technological advances in communications, recordkeeping, and financial transactions, and that would eliminate and update references to outdated technologies and address similar technological issues. In particular, the Commission presently seeks comments on whether its definition of ``public communication'' should also include Internet communications that are ``promoted for a fee'' on another person's website, digital device, application, or advertising platform. The Commission also seeks to elicit comments concerning whether ``Internet public communications,'' a new defined term, should include public communications ``promoted for a fee'' on another person's website, digital device, application, or advertising platform. No final decision has been made by the Commission on the issues presented in this rulemaking.
Rulemaking Petition: Conduit Reporting Threshold
On August 22, 2022, the Federal Election Commission received a Petition for Rulemaking asking the Commission to amend its existing regulations regarding the threshold amount at which conduits forwarding contributions to political committees must identify the contributors to the recipient political committees and the Commission. The petitioner requests that the Commission establish an itemization threshold equal to the contribution amount at which political committees must report the identification of contributors.
The Federal Election Commission is seeking additional public comment on previously proposed rules that would modernize the agency's regulations in light of technological advances in communications, recordkeeping, and financial transactions, and that would eliminate and update references to outdated technologies and address similar technological issues.
Repayment of Candidate Loans
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') is removing regulatory restrictions on authorized committees' repayment of candidate personal loans. The Commission is taking this action in light of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Federal Election Commission v. Ted Cruz for Senate, which held that the statutory provision implemented by those regulations is unconstitutional. The Commission is accepting comments on these revisions to its regulations.
Filing Dates for the Indiana Special Election in the 2nd Congressional District
Indiana has scheduled a special election on November 8, 2022, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the 2nd Congressional District held by the late Representative Jackie Walorski. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on November 8, 2022, shall file a 12-day Pre-General and a 30- day Post-General Report.
Electioneering Communications Reporting
The Commission announces its disposition of a petition for rulemaking filed on October 5, 2012, by the Center for Individual Freedom. The petition asks that the Commission revise two regulations on the reporting of electioneering communications. The Commission has decided not to initiate a rulemaking in response to the petition because the regulatory changes it sought have already been implemented in a separate rulemaking. The petition and other documents relating to this matter are available on the Commission's website, https:// www.fec.gov/fosers/ (REG 2012-01 Electioneering Communications Reporting).
Filing Dates for the Oklahoma Senate Special Election
Oklahoma has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator James M. Inhofe. There are three possible special elections, but only two may be necessary. Primary Election: June 28, 2022. Possible Runoff Election: August 23, 2022. In the event that one candidate does not achieve a majority vote in his/her party's Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters will participate in a Special Runoff Election. General Election: November 8, 2022.