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|For Immediate Release
October 18, 2002
|SCHEDULE SET FOR OCTOBER 23-24 PUBLIC HEARING|
|WASHINGTON A two-day hearing is set to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday October 23 and Thursday October 24 to gain public input on the Federal Election
Commissions proposed rulemaking on those aspects of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform
Act of 2002 (BCRA) commonly referred to as "coordination".
The Commission proposed rules to implement the statutory requirements regarding coordinated and independent expenditures. This NPRM primarily addresses communications that are made independently from, or in coordination with, a candidate, an authorized committee of a candidate, or a political party committee. The proposed regulations would set forth the meaning of "coordination." They would also set forth statutory requirements for political party committees with respect to the permitted timing of independent and coordinated expenditures, and transfers and assignments. Also, new rules are proposed for reporting of independent expenditures.
The FEC issued the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on September 12, with a public-comment and request-to-testify deadline of October 11. The Commission received 20 sets of comments from various members of the public, groups, and party entities. Those requesting to testify and the schedule for October 23-24 are:
This rulemaking is one of seven sets of rules required to implement BCRA, all of which are scheduled to be completed by December 22, 2002. Rules regarding raising and spending of nonfederal funds (soft money) and electioneering communications have been completed, and other rulemakings implementing remaining elements in the Act are underway.
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and written comments regarding these rules are available on the Commissions web site at:
The hearing will be conducted in the Commissions 9th floor hearing room, 999 E St. NW.
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