Federal Election Commission 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations
Document Number: 2011-32632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-12-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures and electioneering communications. These and other proposed changes are in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech urging the Commission to amend its regulations in response to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-32470
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-16
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
2012 Presidential Candidate Matching Fund Submission Dates and Post Date of Ineligibility Dates To Submit Statements of Net Outstanding Campaign Obligations
Document Number: 2011-31996
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is publishing matching fund submission dates for publicly funded 2012 presidential primary candidates. Eligible candidates may present one submission and/or resubmission per month on the designated date. The Commission is also publishing the dates on which publicly funded 2012 presidential primary candidates must submit their statements of net outstanding campaign obligations (``NOCO statement'') after their dates of ineligibility (``DOI''). Candidates are required to submit a NOCO statement prior to each regularly scheduled date on which they receive federal matching funds, on dates set forth in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-31950
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-12
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-31760
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-31649
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-31064
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-30725
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-30055
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-29781
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-29599
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-29574
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Standards of Conduct
Document Number: 2011-29090
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'' or ``FEC''), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (``OGE''), is revising the Commission's ``Standards of Conduct,'' which are the FEC rules that govern the conduct of Commissioners and Commission employees. The new rules update the Commission's regulations to reflect statutory changes enacted after the Standards of Conduct were originally promulgated in 1986, and to conform them to regulations issued by OGE and the Office of Personnel Management (``OPM''). In addition to the revisions to the FEC's Standards of Conduct, the Commission, with OGE's concurrence, is issuing regulations that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch issued by OGE. These supplemental regulations address outside employment of Commissioners and Commission employees. The new rules are unchanged from the rules presented in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-29345
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-10
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-28257
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-31
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-27993
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-27309
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-26954
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-17
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-26663
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Agency Procedure Following the Submission of Probable Cause Briefs by the Office of General Counsel
Document Number: 2011-26415
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is establishing an agency procedure to formalize the agency's practice in the latter stages of Probable Cause process in enforcement matters brought under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (FECA).
Internet Communication Disclaimers
Document Number: 2011-26414
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-13
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission requests comments on whether to begin a rulemaking to revise its regulations concerning disclaimers on certain Internet communications and, if so, what changes should be made to those rules. The Commission intends to review the comments received as it decides what revisions, if any, it will propose making to these rules.
Interpretive Rule on When Certain Independent Expenditures Are “Publicly Disseminated” for Reporting Purposes
Document Number: 2011-25568
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-10-04
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission is issuing guidance on when independent expenditure communications that take the form of yard signs, mini-billboards, handbills, t-shirts, hats, buttons, and similar items are ``publicly disseminated'' for purposes of certain reporting requirements in Commission regulations.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-25592
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-03
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-25311
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-24661
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-24531
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-24169
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-20
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-23733
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-23144
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-22365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-31
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-22182
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-30
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-21957
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Oregon Special Election in the 1st Congressional District
Document Number: 2011-21036
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Oregon has scheduled elections on November 8, 2011, and January 31, 2012, to fill the U.S. House seat in the 1st Congressional District vacated by Representative David Wu. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special Primary Election on November 8, 2011, 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 January 31, 2012, shall file a 12-day Pre-Primary Report, a consolidated 12-day Pre-General Report and Year-End Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-20106
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-20031
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-05
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-19547
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Policy Statement Regarding a Program for Requesting Consideration of Legal Questions by the Commission
Document Number: 2011-19312
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') is adopting a program providing for a means by which persons and entities may have a legal question considered by the Commission earlier in both the report review process and the audit process.
Filing Dates for the New York Special Election in the 9th Congressional District
Document Number: 2011-19311
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-01
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
New York has scheduled a Special General Election on September 13, 2011, to fill the U.S. House seat in the 9th Congressional District vacated by Representative Anthony Weiner. Committees required to file reports in connection with the Special General Election on September 13, 2011, shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report, and a 30-day Post-General Report.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-19297
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2011-18154
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-18
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-17910
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-16211
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-27
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2011-15915
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-23
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Rulemaking Petition: Independent Expenditure Reporting
Document Number: 2011-15328
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On April 21, 2011, the Commission received a Petition for Rulemaking from Representative Chris Van Hollen. The Petition urges the Commission to revise and amend the regulations at 11 CFR 109.10(e)(1)(vi) regarding the reporting of independent expenditures by persons other than political committees. The Petition is available for inspection in the Commission's Public Records Office, on its website, http://www.fec.gov/fosers/, and through its Faxline service.
Rulemaking Petition: Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations
Document Number: 2011-15327
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-06-21
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On January 26, 2010, the James Madison Center for Free Speech submitted to the Commission a Petition for Rulemaking. The Petition urges the Commission to conform its regulations regarding independent expenditures and electioneering communications made by corporations, membership organizations, and labor organizations to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC. The Petition is available for inspection in the Commission's Public Records Office, on its Web site, http://www.fec.gov/fosers/, and through its Faxline service.
Agency Procedure for Disclosure of Documents and Information in the Enforcement Process
Document Number: 2011-14096
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-15
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Federal Election Commission (``Commission'') is establishing an agency procedure to formally define the scope of documents that will be provided to respondents by the agency, and to formalize the agency's process of disclosing such documents, during the Commission's investigation in enforcement matters brought under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act).
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-14583
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-10
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-14477
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Filing Dates for the Nevada Special Election in the 2nd Congressional District
Document Number: 2011-14097
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-08
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On May 19, 2011, a Nevada state court ruled in Nevada Republican Party v. State of Nevada, case no. 11 OC 001471B, that Nevada's Secretary of State may not place members of major or minor political parties on the special general election ballot until candidates are designated by their respective political parties. The Nevada Republican and Democratic state central committees will select their parties' nominees at Special Party Caucuses on June 18, 2011, and June 25, 2011, respectively. Due to this development, the Commission is issuing filing dates for these caucuses.\1\ Committees required to file reports in connection with the Republican and Democratic caucuses shall file a 12-day Pre-Caucus report.
Sunshine Act Notice
Document Number: 2011-12796
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-24
Agency: Federal Election Commission, Agencies and Commissions