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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

September 30, 2011

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
 
   
 

ISSUE 2011-39

           

Weekly Digest

Week of September 26 – 30

COMMISSION MEETINGS

On September 27, Commission held an Executive Session. Click here for Sunshine Act Notices for Executive Sessions.

Click here for audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations.

AUDITS

Final Audit Report on the Democratic Party of Orange County FED PAC. On September 29, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report on the Democratic Party of Orange County FED PAC, covering activity between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008. The Commission found (1) a misstatement of receipts and disbursements, and (2) a failure to deposit individuals’ contributions in a timely manner.

Click here for general information about final Audit Reports. Audits are broken down into three categories: Authorized Committees, Unauthorized Committees, and Title 26 Audit Reports.

LITIGATION

Dan La Botz v. FEC (No. 11-cv-01247 (BAH)). On September 23, the plaintiff filed a Response to the Commission’s Motion to Dismiss in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Plaintiff Dan La Botz is challenging the dismissal of an administrative complaint (MUR 6383) he filed with the Commission in 2010.

FEC v. Kazran (No. 3:10-cv-1155 (RBD-JRK)). On September 28, defendant Sam Kazran filed a Verified Opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Van Hollen v. FEC (No. 1:11-cv-00766 (ABJ)). On September 23, the Commission filed a Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Representative Chris Van Hollen challenges as contrary to law a Commission regulation concerning disclosure of electioneering communications, 11 C.F.R. 104.20(c)(9).

OUTREACH

On September 26, Chair Cynthia L. Bauerly discussed federal campaign finance laws and the Commission's enforcement authority with representatives of the Election Commission of Malaysia.

On September 29, Chair Bauerly discussed current developments in campaign finance with Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen of Denmark.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

October 4: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.

October 6: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

October 15: October Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

October 20: October Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 25-26, San Diego, CA – Regional Conference for Campaigns, Party Committees and Corporate/Labor/Trade PACs.  Registration information and the schedule are on the 2011 Conference Schedule page of the Commission website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The Record is in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted.

The August 2011 Supplements to the Commission’s Campaign Guides are on the Campaign Guides page of the Commission website.

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