Draft Interpretive Rule Regarding Date of Nominations for New York
Special Primary Elections
On November 22, 2013, the Commission posted for public comment a draft interpretive rule to clarify that—consistent with state law—the date of a special primary election in New York is the date on which the political party committee votes to nominate the party’s candidate for the special election, and not the date on which the certification of that vote is filed. Read more...
Civil Monetary Penalties Adjusted for Inflation
On July 11, 2013, the Commission approved an increase in the agency’s civil monetary penalties, as required under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. The penalty amounts, many of which were last adjusted in 2009, were published in the Federal Register on July 24. Read more...
Interpretive Rule on Reporting Ultimate Payees of Political
On June 27, 2013, the Commission approved an interpretive rule that clarifies a political committee’s reporting requirements for three specific situations in which someone pays an expense on its behalf. In each instance, the interpretive rule explains how the committee must report the “ultimate payee.” Read more...
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Technological Modernization
On April 25, 2013, the Commission approved an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comment on possible updates to its regulations to address electronic transactions and other technological advances. Read more...
Reporting Ultimate Payees for Committee Disbursements
On January 31, 2013, the Commission posted for public comment a draft interpretive rule that would clarify how political committees must report disbursements to (or by) a person who is not the “ultimate payee”—i.e., the person who provided goods or services to the committee. Read more...
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