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For Immediate Release
October 15, 2002
Contact: Ron Harris
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
Kelly Huff
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission is seeking public comment by November 8 on proposed new reporting regulations that implement several requirements in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA).

Commissioners approved the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) 6-0 in an October 10 public meeting. The NPRM addresses:

  • reporting of electioneering communications;
  • reporting of independent expenditures;
  • quarterly reporting by the principal campaign committees of candidates for the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate;
  • monthly reporting by political party committees;
  • reporting of funds for political party committee office buildings.

Details of the proposed regulations can be found at http// on the Commission’s web site. Comments are due on or before November 8, 2002 and should be addressed to John Vergelli, Acting Assistant General Counsel, and must be submitted in either electronic or written form. Electronic mail comments should be sent to and must include the full name, electronic mail address, and postal service address of the commenter. Electronic mail comments that do not contain the full name, electronic mail address, and postal service address of the commenter will not be considered.

Faxed comments should be sent to (202) 219-3923, with printed copy follow-up to ensure legibility. Written comments and printed copies of faxed comments should be sent to the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20463. Commenters are strongly encouraged to submit comments electronically to ensure timely receipt and consideration. The Commission will make every effort to post comments on its web site within 10 business days of the close of the comment period.

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