Skip Navigation
Federal Election Commission, United States of America (logo). Link to FEC Home Page
Federal Election Commission
Search

 


HOME / PRESS OFFICE / NEWS

Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

Contact

Judith Ingram

July 6, 2012

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
   
 

ISSUE 2012-27

Weekly Digest

Week of July 2 – 6

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

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

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Request Received


AOR 2012-23 (Snake River Sugar Company). On July 2, the Commission made public Advisory Opinion Request 2012-23.  Snake River Sugar Company (Snake River) is an incorporated agricultural cooperative that purchases sugar beets from growers and is the connected organization for Snake River PAC, a separate segregated fund. Snake River and seven regional growers' associations (the Associations) ask (1) whether the Associations are "trade associations" under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act) and Commission regulations; (2) whether the Associations and Snake River are affiliated for purposes of the Act and Commission regulations; and (3) whether the Associations may solicit contributions to Snake River PAC from the shareholders and executive and administrative personnel, and their families, of their incorporated members. The Commission will accept written comments on the request during the 10-day period following publication of the request (no later than July 12, 2012) and issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, specifically by August 24, 2012.

Advisory Opinions and Requests are available through the Advisory Opinions search page in the Law and Regulations section of the Commission website.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Commission made public six campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.

ADR 563 – Tennessee Republican Party Federal Election Account and Frank Colvett, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) send a representative to an FEC conference, (2) implement compliance measures and (3) pay a civil penalty of $30,000.

ADR 581 – Senate Conservatives Fund and Barry Wynn, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

ADR 583 – Americans for New Leadership and Brent Husson, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) implement compliance measures and (2) pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

ADR 585 – Kansas Republican Party and T.C. Andersen, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) implement compliance measures and (2) pay a civil penalty of $6,500.

ADR 587 – National Emergency Medicine PAC and Phyllis Edans, in her official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) implement compliance measures, (2) send a representative to an FEC conference and (3) pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

ADR 609 – John Kennedy for U.S. Senate, Inc., and Keith Davis, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) work with Commission staff to terminate the Committee and (2) pay a civil penalty of $2,376.

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

LITIGATION

Shaun McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (No. 12-cv-01034 (JEB, JRB, RLW)). On July 3, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a Designation of Judges to Serve on Three-Judge Court.

PRESS RELEASES

Federal Election Commission Certifies Federal Matching Funds for Roemer, Johnson (issued July 5)

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

July 10: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.

July 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

July 11, Washington, DC. Roundtable Workshops on Reporting for PACs and Party Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

July 11, Washington, DC. Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing for Candidates Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

July 11, Washington, DC. Roundtable Workshops on Reporting for Candidate Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

July 11, Washington, DC. Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing for PACs and Party Committees. Registration information and schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

July 15: July Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The 2012 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.

The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.

Printed copies of the 2012 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations are now available. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

Follow Us on Twitter - http://twitter.com/FECupdates