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E&J Citation Index
General Regulations: Part 104

The Citation Index lists numerically, then chronologically, all regulations that have a written Explanation and Justification (E&J).

For each regulation listed, the index provides the subject and the year the rule took effect. (For notices prior to April 2005, the page number in the Paper Version of the Compilation is also included.) Be aware that a citation may cover different subjects over the years. The conversion tables trace the periodic reorganization and renumbering of regulations. The Appendix lists previous citations for any current regulation that has been renumbered. Users of this Compilation are referred to the Appendix by an asterisk next to the subject category in this index. If the E&J simply explains an amendment to the regulation, but not a change in Commission policy or citation, only the year and the page are given for the E&J. To locate a particular E&J for a regulation, simply look up the citation, then match up the subject and year, and click on the Year/Link listed.

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Part 104: Reports by Political Committees

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

104 - Policy: Safe harbor for misreporting due to embezzlement
-
- - Policy: Treasurers' Best Efforts to Obtain, Maintain, and Submit Information as Required by the FECA
-
- - Interpretive Rule on When Certain Independent Expenditures Are "Publicly Disseminated" for Reporting
Purposes
-

104.1

-

Notification of the Commission

1975

28

 

-

General

1977

47

-

-

Scope

1980

128

-

(b)

Registration unnecessary until candidacy

1980

128

104.2

-

Depositories

1975

28

-

-

Form and content of reports

1977

47

-

-

Forms

1980

128

-

-

-

1985

228

-

(b)

Content of report

1977

47

-

-

Where to obtain forms

1985

228

-

(b)(1)

Statement of cash on hand

1977

47

-

(b)(3)(ii)

Reporting of small contributions

1977

47

-

(b)(7)(i)

Investment of campaign funds

1977

47

-

(c)(1)

Consolidated reports

1977

48

-

(c)(2)

Exception for consolidated report

1977

48

-

(d)

Computer-produced schedules

1980

128

-

(e)

Various forms used

1980

128

-

-

-

1980

135

-

(e)(3)

Forms used by political committees other than authorized committees

1980

135

104.3

-

Deposits and expenditures

1975

28

-

-

Disclosure of receipt and consumption of in-kind contributions

1977

48

-

-

Contents of reports

1980

128

-

-

-

1980

135

-

-

-

1992

344

-

-

-

1995

438

-

-

-

1996

484

-

-

-

2001

594

-

-

-

2002

624

- - -
-

-

(a)

Reporting of receipts

1980

128

-

-

-

2001

594

-

(a)(1)

* Cash on hand requirement

1980

128

-

(a)(2)(ii)

Reporting of contributions

1980

128

-

(a)(2)(iii)

Contributions from committees that are not political committees

1980

128

-

(a)(3)

Categories of receipts for authorized committees

2001

594

- - -
-

-

(a)(3)(iii)

Contributions from party committees

2002

746

-

(a)(3)(vii)(B)

Loan from candidate

2002

624

- - -
-

-

(a)(4)(i)

* Threshold for itemizing receipts

1980

128

-

-

-

2001

594

-

(a)(4)(v)

Threshold for identifying persons who provide offset to operating expenditures

1980

128

-

-

-

2001

594

-

(a)(4)(vi)

Threshold for identifying persons who provide receipts

1980

128

-

-

-

2001

594

-

(b)

Reporting of disbursements

1980

129

-

-

-

1995

438

-

-

-

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(b)(1)(viii)

Coordinated party expenditures

2002

746

-

(b)(2)

Categories of disbursements for authorized committees

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(b)(2)(iii)(A)

Repayment of candidate loan to candidate

2002

624

- - -
-
- (b)(3)(i) Itemization of disbursements by political committees other than authorized committees
-

-

(b)(3)(i)(A)

Reporting purpose of expenditure

1980

129

- (b)(3)(vii) Itemization of independent expenditures
-

-

(b)(3)(viii)

Identification of payee

1980

129

-

-

-

2002

746

-

(b)(4)

Itemization of disbursements by authorized committees

1995

438

-

-

-

2001

595

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(b)(4)(i)

Operating expenditure

1995

438

-

-

-

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(b)(4)(i)(A)

Purpose of disbursement

2001

608

-

(b)(4)(i)(B)

Expenditure to be reimbursed

1995

438

-

-

-

2001

608

-

(b)(4)(iii)

Repayment of brokerage loan or line of credit

2002

624

- - -
-

-

(b)(4)(vi)

Other disbursements

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(c)

Summary of contributions and expenditures

1980

129

-

(d)

Reporting debts and obligations

1980

129

-

-

-

1980

135

-

-

-

1990

299

-

-

-

1992

344

-

-

-

2002

624

- - -
-

-

(d)(1)

Supplemental loan information

1992

345

-

-

-

2002

624

-

-

-

2002

746

-

-

-

2002

801

-

(d)(1)(iv)

Basis upon which loan is made

2002

746

-

(d)(1)(v)

Certification by lender

1992

345

-

-

-

2002

746

-

(d)(2)

Copy of loan agreement

1992

345

-

(d)(3)

Line of credit; restructured loan

1992

346

-

(d)(4)

Candidate loan derived from lending institution

2002

624

- - -
-

-

(e)

Pseudonyms

1980

129

-

-

-

1996

484

-

(e)(3)

Use of pseudonyms

1980

135

-

(e)(5)

Point of entry for pseudonyms

1996

484

-

(f)

Consolidated reports

1980

129

-

-

-

1980

135

-

(g)

Building funds

1980

129

-

-

-

1980

135

-

-

-

2002

746

-

-

-

2003

754

-

(h)

Legal and accounting services

1980

129

-

-

-

1980

135

-

-

-

2002

746

-

(i)

Cumulative reports

2001

595

-

(j)

Earmarked contributions

1980

135

-

(k)

Reporting election cycle activity occurring prior to January 1, 2001

2001

595

104.4

-

Vice Presidential candidate campaign depositories

1975

29

-

-

Filing dates

1977

48

-

-

* Independent expenditures by political committees

1980

129

-

-

-

1996

484

-

-

-

2002

615

-

-

-

2003

755

-

(a)

Regularly scheduled reporting

2003

755

-

(b)

Reporting independent expenditures made anytime up to and including 20 days before election

2002

615

-

-

-

2003

755

-

(b)(1)

Independent expenditures aggregating less than $10,000

2003

755

-

(b)(2)

Independent expenditures aggregating $10,000 or more

2003

755

-

(c)

* Where to file

1996

484

-

-

Independent expenditures made less than 20 days, but more than 24 hours before election

2003

755

-

(d)

Verification

2003

755

-

(e)

* 48-hour notices

1977

49

-

-

* Where to file

2003

755

-

(f)

Aggregating independent expenditures for reporting purposes

2003

756

104.5

-

Uniform reporting of contributions

1977

49

-

-

* Filing dates

1980

129

-

-

-

1996

484

-

-

-

2000

576

-

-

-

2001

585

-

-

-

2002

616

-

-

-

2003

757

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(a)

Principal campaign committee

1980

129

-

-

-

2003

757

- (a)(2)(i)(A) Pre-election reports filing due date
-

-

(b)

Principal campaign committee of Presidential candidate

1980

129

-

-

-

2003

842

-

(b)(1)

Election year reports

2003

842

-

(b)(2)

Non-election year reports

2003

842

-

(c)

Committees other than authorized committees

1980

129

-

-

-

2003

757

- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- (c)(1)(ii) Pre-election reports filing due date
-
- (c)(3)(ii) Monthly Filers - election year
-
- - -
-

-

(d)

Committees supporting Vice Presidential candidates

1980

129

-

(e)

Date of filing

1980

129

-

-

-

2001

585

- - -
-

-

(f)

* 48-hour notices

1980

129

-

-

-

1996

484

-

-

-

2002

616

-

(g)

* 24-hour report of independent expenditures

1980

129

-

-

-

2002

616

-

-

Reports of independent expenditures

2003

757

-

(g)(1)

48-hour reports of independent expenditures

2003

757

-

(g)(2)

* 24-hour reports of independent expenditures

2003

757

-

(h)

Special election reports

1980

129

-

(i)

Retention of proof of filing

2000

576

-

(j)

24-hour statements of electioneering communications

2003

758

104.6

-

Uniform reporting of expenditures

1977

49

-

-

Form and content of internal communication reports

1980

129

-

-

-

2002

746

- - -
-

-

(a)

Form

1980

129

-

-

-

2002

746

-

(b)

Filing dates

1980

129

- - -
-

-

(c)

Inclusions in report

1980

129

104.7

-

Allocation of expenditures among candidates

1977

49

-

-

Best efforts

1980

129

-

-

-

1994

389

-

-

-

1997

519

-

-

-

1999

528

-

-

-

2001

595

-

(b)

Contributor identification

1994

389

-

-

-

1997

519

-

-

-

1999

528

-

-

-

2001

595

-

(b)(1)

Requested with solicitation

1994

390

-

-

-

1997

519

-

(b)(2)

Additional request for missing information

1994

390

-

-

-

1999

528

-

(b)(3)

Reporting information in committee’s possession

1994

391

-

-

-

1997

520

-

(b)(4)

Amending reports

1994

391

104.8

-

Continuous reporting of debts and obligations

1977

49

-

-

Uniform reporting of contributions

1980

129

-

-

-

1987

247

-

-

Uniform reporting of receipts

1991

306

-

-

-

2001

595

-

-

-

2002

624

-

(a)

Threshold amount

1980

129

-

-

-

1991

306

-

-

-

2001

595

-

(b)

Aggregating contributions

1980

129

-

-

-

2001

595

-

(c)

* Signatures on instrument

1980

129

-

(d)

* Contributions by more than one person

1980

129

-

-

-

1987

247

-

(d)(1)

Itemizable joint contributions

1987

247

-

(d)(2)

Reporting of redesignated contributions

1987

247

-

(d)(3)

Reattributed itemized contributions

1987

247

-

(d)(4)

Reporting of contribution refunds

1987

247

-

(e)

Donations to national party nonfederal account

1991

306

-

-

-

2002

638

-

(f)

Donations to national party building fund account

1991

306

-

-

-

2002

638

-

(g)

Candidate loan derived from lending institution

2002

624

- - -
-
- (g)(2) Certain loans used for candidate's routine living expenses
-

104.9

-

Waiver of reporting requirements

1977

49

-

-

Uniform reporting of expenditures

1980

129

-

-

Uniform reporting of disbursements

1991

307

-

-

-

2001

595

-

-

-

2002

625

-

-

-

2002

638

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(a)

Expenditures made from federal account

1991

307

-

-

-

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(b)

Threshold for itemization of expenditures to specific payee

2001

595

- - -
-

-

(c)

Expenditures made from nonfederal account

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

-

(d)

Expenditures made from building fund accounts

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

-

(e)

Nonfederal transfers from national to state party

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

- (f) Repayment of loans and advances
-

104.10

-

Political committees; cash on hand

1977

49

-

-

Allocation of expenditures among candidates

1980

129

-

-

Reporting of expenses allocated among candidates and activities

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

-

-

-

2005

916

-

(a)

Allocated among candidates

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

-

(b)

Allocated among activities

1991

307

-

-

-

2002

638

-

-

-

2005

916

-

(b)(1)

Allocation of administrative expenses and costs of generic voter drives and public communications referring to political party

2005

916

104.11

-

Members of Congress; reporting exemption

1977

  50

-

-

* Continuous reporting of debts and obligations

1980

129

-

-

-

1990

299

-

(b)

Timing of reporting

1990

299

104.12

-

Formal requirements regarding reports and statements

1977

50

-

-

* Beginning cash on hand for political committees

1980

130

104.13

-

Sale or use restriction

1977

50

-

-

* Disclosure of receipt and consumption of in-kind contributions

1980

130

104.14

-

* Formal requirements regarding reports and statements

1980

130

-

-

-

1996

484

-

-

-

2002

616

- - -
-
- (a) Signature requirement
-
- (a)(1) Verification of independent expenditure reports filed by email or facsimile machine
-

-

(c)

Acknowledgment of receipt

1996

484

104.15

-

* Sale or use restriction

1980

130

-

-

-

1996

484

-

(a)

Prohibition on use of reports

1996

484

104.16

-

Audits

1980

130

104.17

-

Contents of reports, Presidential and Vice Presidential committees

1980

130

-

-

Section repealed

1995

475

-

-

Allocable expenses by party committees

2002

638

-

(a)

Allocated among candidates

2002

639

-

(b)

Allocated activities that are not federal election activity

2002

639

104.18

-

Electronic filing of reports

1997

511

-

-

-

2001

585

-

(a)

General

1997

512

-

-

Mandatory

2001

586

-

(a)(1)

Threshold for mandatory filing

2001

586

-

(a)(2)

Filing for the calendar year

2001

588

-

(a)(3)

Have reason to expect to exceed

2001

589

-

(a)(3)(i)

Existing political committee

2001

589

-

(a)(3)(ii)

New political committee

2001

589

-

(b)

Format specifications

1997

512

-

-

* Voluntary

2001

589

-

(c)

Acceptance of reports filed in electronic format

1997

512

-

-

Definition of report

2001

590

-

(c)(1)

Validation checks

1997

512

-

(d)

Amended reports

1997

513

-

-

* Format specifications

2001

590

-

(e)

Signature requirements

1997

513

-

-

* Acceptance of reports filed in electronic format

2001

590

-

(e)(1)

* Validation checks

2001

590

-

(f)

Schedules and forms with special requirements

1997

514

-

-

* Amended reports

2001

590

-

(g)

Preservation of reports

1997

514

-

-

* Signature requirements

2001

590

-

(h)

* Schedules and forms with special requirements

2001

590

-

-

-

2002

616

-

(i)

* Preservation of reports

2001

590

104.19

-

Reserved

2003

758

-

-

Special reporting for principal campaign committees of senate candidate

2003

806

- - Removed and Reserved
-

104.20

-

Reporting electioneering communications

2003

758

-

(a)

Definitions

2003

758

-

(a)(1)

Disclosure date

2003

758

-

(a)(2)

Direct costs of producing or airing electioneering communications

2003

759

-

(a)(3)

Persons sharing or exercising direction or control

2003

759

-

(a)(4)

Identification

2003

760

-

(a)(5)

Publicly distributed

2003

760

-

(b)

Who must report and when

2003

760

-

(c)

Contents of statements

2003

761

-

(c)(1)

Identification of person making disbursement

2003

761

-

(c)(2)

Identification of persons sharing or exercising direction or control

2003

761

-

(c)(3)

Identification of custodian of the books and accounts

2003

761

-

(c)(4)

Disclosure of the amount of each disbursement

2003

761

-

(c)(5)

Disclosure of candidates and elections

2003

761

-

(c)(6)

Disclosure date

2003

761

-

(c)(7)

Disclosure of donors to a segregated bank account

2003

761

- - -
-
- (c)(7)(i) Account established to pay for electioneering communications that do not fall under exemption at 114.15
-
- (c)(7)(ii) Account established to pay for electioneering communications permissible under exemption at 114.15
-

-

(c)(8)

Disclosure of donors when not using a segregated bank account

2003

762

- - -
-
- (c)(9) Disclosure of donors who make donations aggregating $1,000 or more when corporations and labor organizations make electioneering communications
-

-

(d)

Recordkeeping requirement

2003

763

-

(e)

State waivers

2003

763

104.21

-

Reporting by Inaugural Committees

2004

905

-

(a)

Definitions

2004

905

-

(b)

Initial letter filing

2004

905

-

(c)

Reporting Requirements

2004

905

- (d) Recordkeeping
907
104.22 - Disclosure of bundling by lobbyists/registrants and lobbyist/registrant PACs
-
- (a) Definitions
-
- (a)(1) Reporting committee
-
- (a)(2) Lobbyist/registrant
-
- (a)(3) Lobbyist/registrant PAC
-
- (a)(4) Established or controls
-
- - -
-
- (a)(4)(i) Disclosure with Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House as being established or controlled by lobbyist/registrant
-
- (a)(4)(ii) Additional criteria for established or controls determination
-
- (a)(4)(ii)(A) SSF whose connected organization is lobbyist/registrant
-
- (a)(4)(ii)(B)(1) Lobbyist/registrant had primary role in establishment of PAC
-
- (a)(4)(ii)(B)(2) Lobbyist/registrant directs the governance of PAC
-
- (a)(5) Covered period
-
- (a)(5)(i) Semiannually
-
- (a)(5)(ii) Quarterly
-
- (a)(5)(iii) Monthly
-
- (a)(5)(iv) Alternative for monthly filers
-
- (a)(5)(v) Runoffs and special elections
-
- (a)(6) Bundled contribution
-
- (a)(6)(i) Contributions forwarded to a reporting committee by a lobbyist/registrant or lobbyist/registrant PAC
-
- (a)(6)(ii) Crediting contributions to lobbyists/registrants and their PACs
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(A) Records, designations, or other means of recognizing
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(A)(1) Titles
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(A)(2) Tracking identifiers
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(A)(3) Access to events or activities
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(A)(4) Mementos
-
- (a)(6)(ii)(B) The candidate involved
-
- (a)(6)(iii) Bundled contributions do not include contributions from personal funds of lobbyists/registrants or their spouses
-
- (b) Reporting requirement for reporting committees
-
- (b)(1) FEC Form 3L
-
- (b)(2) Determining whether a person is reasonably known to be a lobbyist/registrant or lobbyist/registrant PAC
-
- (b)(2)(i) Reporting committee must consult in manner reasonably calculated the Clerk of the House, Secretary of the Senate and FEC websites
-
- (b)(2)(ii) Use of computer printout/screen capture to demonstrate consulting on applicable websites in manner reasonably calculated
-
- (b)(2)(iii) Actual knowledge of lobbyist/registrant or lobbyist/registrant PAC
-
- (c) Lobbyist/registrant PAC reporting requirements
-
- (d) Where to file
-
- (e) When to file
-
- (f) Recordkeeping
-
- (g) Price index increase
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
-
- - -
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