Federal Election Commission 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice 2008-14; Repeal of Increased Contribution and Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for Candidates Opposing Self-Financed Candidates
Document Number: E8-31032
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') is removing its rules on increased contribution limits and coordinated party expenditure limits for Senate and House of Representatives candidates facing self-financed opponents. These rules were promulgated to implement sections 304 and 319 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, known as the ``Millionaires' Amendment.'' In Davis v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court held that sections 319(a) and (b), regarding House of Representatives elections, were unconstitutional. The Court's analysis also applies to the contribution and spending limits in section 304 regarding Senate elections. The Commission, therefore, is removing its rules that implement the Millionaires' Amendment. However, the Commission is retaining certain other rules that were not affected by the Davis decision. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-29885
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-29518
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Procedures
Document Number: E8-28896
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is announcing a public hearing on the policies and procedures of the Federal Election Commission including but not limited to, policy statements, advisory opinions, and public information, as well as various elements of the compliance and enforcement processes such as audits, matters under review, report analysis, administrative fines, and alternative dispute resolution. The Commission also seeks comment from the public on the procedures contained in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, 2 U.S.C. 431 et. seq. (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), as well as the Commission's implementing regulations.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-28483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Extension of Administrative Fines Program
Document Number: E8-28398
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Congress amended the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA''), to extend the expiration date for the Administrative Fines Program (``AFP'') from December 31, 2008 to December 31, 2013. Under the AFP, the Commission may assess civil monetary penalties for violations of the reporting requirements of section 434(a) of the FECA. Accordingly, the Commission is extending the applicability of the AFP rules and the AFP penalty schedules. Further information is provided in the Supplementary Information that follows.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-27380
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-27138
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-17
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-26877
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-26420
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-25045
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Increased Contribution and Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for Candidates Opposing Self-financed Candidates
Document Number: E8-24505
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') requests comments on the proposed deletion of its rules regarding increased contribution limits and coordinated party expenditure limits for Senate and House of Representatives candidates facing self-financed opponents. These rules were promulgated to implement sections 304 and 319 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, known as the ``Millionaires' Amendment.'' In Davis v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court held that sections 319(a) and (b), regarding House of Representatives elections, were unconstitutional. The Court's holding also applies to the contribution and spending limits in section 304 regarding Senate elections. The Commission, therefore, proposes to remove its current rules that implement the Millionaires' Amendment. In addition, the Commission proposes to retain certain other rules that generally are applicable throughout the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the ``Act'' or ``FECA''). The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-24545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-17
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: E8-23649
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-23056
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Ohio Special Election in the 11th Congressional District
Document Number: E8-20936
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Ohio has scheduled elections on October 14, 2008, and November 18, 2008, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Eleventh Congressional District held by the late Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on October 14, 2008, 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 18, 2008, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-20911
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-10
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-20786
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and the PACs of Lobbyists and Registrants
Document Number: E8-20810
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is announcing a public hearing on the proposed rules governing the disclosure of information about bundled contributions provided by certain lobbyists, registrants and their PACs.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-19126
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-18980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-17012
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-16182
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-15745
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-13928
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act (No FEAR Act) Notice
Document Number: E8-10691
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is providing notice to its employees, former employees and applicants for Federal employment about the rights and remedies available to them under the applicable Federal antidiscrimination laws and whistleblower protection laws. This notice fulfills the FEC's notification obligations under the Notification and Federal Employees Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act or the Act), as implemented by the Office of Personnel Management regulations at 5 CFR part 724. The FEC's No FEAR Act notice is available on the FEC's Web site at http://www.fec.gov/ eeo/nofear/nofear.html.
Filing Dates for the Maryland Special Election in the 4th Congressional District
Document Number: E8-9859
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-06
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Maryland has scheduled a Special General Election on June 17, 2008, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Fourth Congressional District vacated by Representative Albert R. Wynn. Committees participating in the Maryland Special General Election on June 17, 2008, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: E8-9622
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: E8-7725
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: 08-1029
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Mississippi Special Election In the 1st Congressional District
Document Number: E8-4184
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mississippi has scheduled a Special General Election on April 22, 2008, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the First Congressional District formerly held by Senator Roger Wicker. 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 May 13, 2008, between the top two vote-getters in the Special General Election. 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.
Filing Dates for the California Special Election in the 12th Congressional District
Document Number: E8-3713
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
California has scheduled a special general election on April 8, 2008, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Twelfth Congressional District held by the late Representative Tom Lantos. Under California law, a majority winner in a special election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a special runoff election will be held on June 3, 2008, among the top vote-getters of each qualified political party, including qualified independent candidates. Committees participating in the California 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 Notices
Document Number: 08-736
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Price Index Increases for Expenditure Limitations
Document Number: 08-695
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
As mandated by provisions of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (``BCRA''), the Federal Election Commission (``FEC'' or ``the Commission'') is adjusting certain expenditure limitations set forth in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA'' or ``the Act''), to account for increases in the consumer price index. Additional details appear in the supplemental information that follows.
Filing Dates for the Louisiana Special Election in the 6th Congressional District
Document Number: E8-2149
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-06
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Louisiana has scheduled special elections to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Sixth Congressional District being vacated by Representative Richard H. Baker. There are three possible special elections, but only two may be necessary. Primary Election: March 8, 2008. Possible Runoff Election: April 5, 2008. 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: May 3, 2008. However, if a Special Runoff Election is not necessary, the Special General will instead be held on April 5, 2008.
Rules of Procedure
Document Number: E8-1565
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is revising its written rules for conducting its activities to provide for the circumstance when the Commission has fewer than four Members. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.
Filing Dates for the Indiana Special Election in the 7th Congressional District
Document Number: E8-912
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-22
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Indiana has scheduled a special general election on March 11, 2008, to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Seventh Congressional District vacated by the late Representative Julia Carson. Committees participating in the Indiana Special General Election on March 11, 2008, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Notices
Document Number: 08-226
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Mississippi Senate Special Election
Document Number: E8-63
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Mississippi has set November 4, 2008, as the date of the Special General Election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Senator Trent Lott. 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 25, 2008, 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 Notices
Document Number: 07-6283
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-03
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records
Document Number: E7-25109
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a, the Federal Election Commission (``the FEC'' or ``the Commission'' or ``the agency'') is publishing for comment new and revised systems of records that are maintained by the Commission. These systems have been proposed or revised as a result of a reevaluation of the manner in which the Commission maintains records. The Commission is deleting an obsolete system of records entitled FEC 4, Mailing Lists, and a duplicative system of records entitled FEC 5, Personnel Records. The four new proposed systems of records that have been added are entitled: FEC 13, Travel Records of Employees; FEC 14, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program; FEC 15, Freedom of Information Act System; and FEC 16, HSPD-12: Identity Management, Personnel Security, Physical and Logical Access Files. With the exception of FEC 12, all other systems have been revised to incorporate administrative changes that have taken place since the last complete publication of FEC systems of records on December 15, 1997.