Federal Election Commission September 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19763
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19638
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Definitions of “Solicit” and “Direct''
Document Number: 05-19330
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-28
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission requests comments on proposed revisions to its definitions of the terms ``to solicit'' and ``to direct'' for its regulations on raising and spending Federal and non- Federal funds. Current Commission regulations define ``to solicit'' as ``to ask that another person make a contribution, donation, transfer of funds, or otherwise provide anything of value.'' The regulations define ``to direct'' as ``to ask a person who has expressed an intent to make a contribution, donation, or transfer of funds, or to provide anything of value, to make that contribution, donation, or transfer of funds, or to provide that thing of value.'' These rules were challenged in Shays v. FEC. Upholding a District Court decision, the Court of Appeals held that the Commission's definitions of ``to solicit'' and ``to direct'' were invalid because they violated Congress's intent. The Commission has filed a petition for a rehearing en banc of the Court of Appeals decision. At the same time, to comply with the decisions of the District Court and the Court of Appeals, the Commission is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding its definitions of ``to solicit'' and ``to direct.'' No final decision has been made by the Commission on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 05-19075
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: 05-18409
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions