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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

November 26, 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
   
 

ISSUE 2010-47

                       

Weekly Digest

Week of November 22 – 26

COMMISSION MEETINGS

No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Advisory Opinion Issued

AO 2010-24 (Republican Party of San Diego County). On November 22, the Commission approved Advisory Opinion 2010-24. Since more than 25 percent of the committee’s Voter Registration Coordinator’s activities recruiting, training, and supervising contractors hired by the Committee during the applicable Federal election activity ("FEA") time periods are Type I FEA (voter registration activity) under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act) and Commission regulations, the Commission concluded that the Voter Registration Coordinator must be paid exclusively from the Committee's federal account within those periods. The Commission was unable to reach a decision on whether the Executive Director's supervision of the Voter Registration Coordinator constitutes voter registration activity.

Advisory Opinions and Requests are available here.

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public one closed case.

MUR 6301 – California Republican Party/ V8. The Commission agreed to accept a conciliation agreement providing for the respondents to pay a civil penalty of $75,000.

For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public three campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program.

AF 2104 – Black Americans for Real Change and Selena Owens, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $2,785.

AF 2130 – Bowers for Congress and Richard Wayne Blake, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $2,035.

AF 2144 – Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Political Action Committee D/B/A Sun Healthcare PAC and David W. Mason, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $380.

For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

On November 22, the Commission released an addition to the Data Catalog that allows users to download summary financial information for each reporting period for each registered campaign, PAC and Party committee. For the FEC Weblog post on the Data Catalog addition, click here.

PRESS RELEASES

FEC Takes Final Action on Six Cases (issued November 23)

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

December 1: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.

December 2: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session. When the Commission releases an agenda, it will be available on the Commission’s website here.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

December 2:  Post-General Reports are due. For more information on reporting dates, click here.

December 2: Indiana 3rd District Special Post-General Election Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this special election, click here.

December 2: Illinois Special Senate Post-General Election Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this special election, click here.

December 2: New York 29th District Special Post-General Election Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this special election, click here.

December 2: West Virginia Special Senate Post-General Election Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this special election, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS 

January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FEC Reporting Requirements. Registration information and schedule are here.

January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing. Registration information and schedule are here.

OTHER RESOURCES

The November issue of The Record is here. Sign up here to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted.

The monthly supplements to the FEC’s Campaign Guides are here.

Sunshine Act Notices for previous Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for previous Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected previous meetings, hearings and presentations are here.