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February 13, 2004

ATTENTION WIRE SERVICES, DAYBOOK EDITORS:

PROPOSED STATEMENT OF POLICY REGARDING
NAMING OF TREASURERS IN ENFORCEMENTS MATTERS
The Federal Election published on January 28, 2004, in the Federal Register (69 FR 4092) a Proposed Statement of Policy Regarding Naming of Treasurers in Enforcements Matters.

The FEC is considering exercising its discretion in enforcement matters to clarify when it intends to name as a respondent, a treasurer of a political committee in his or her official capacity as treasurer and when it intends to name the treasurer in his or her personal capacity. The Commission seeks comments on the policy under consideration, and how it should exercise its prosecutorial discretion on this subject in matters arising in its Administrative Fines Program. Comments must be submitted on or before February 27, 2004.

Contact: FEC Press Office (202) 694-1220, 999 E Street, NW