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E&J Citation Index
General Regulations: Part 100, Subpart A (100.9 - 100.50)

The Citation Index lists numerically, then chronologically, all regulations that have a written Explanation and Justification (E&J).

For each regulation listed, the index provides the subject and the year the rule took effect. (For notices prior to April 2005, the page number in the Paper Version of the Compilation is also included.) Be aware that a citation may cover different subjects over the years. The conversion tables trace the periodic reorganization and renumbering of regulations. The Appendix lists previous citations for any current regulation that has been renumbered. Users of this Compilation are referred to the Appendix by an asterisk next to the subject category in this index. If the E&J simply explains an amendment to the regulation, but not a change in Commission policy or citation, only the year and the page are given for the E&J. To locate a particular E&J for a regulation, simply look up the citation, then match up the subject and year, and click on the Year/Link listed.

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Part 100: Scope and Definitions

 

Part 100: Scope and Definitions
Subpart A: General Definitions (100.9 - 100.50)

Citation

Subject

Year/
Link

Paper
Version
Page

100.9

-

File, filed or filing

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

Commission

1980

126

-

-

-

1985

228

100.10

-

Identification

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

Person

1980

126

100.11

-

Occupation

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

State

1980

126

100.12

-

Principal place of business

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

Identification

1980

126

100.13

-

Person

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

National committee

1980

126

100.14

-

Political committee

1975

25

-

-

-

1977

44

-

-

State and subordinate committee

1980

126

-

-

State, subordinate, district or local committee

2002

629

-

(a)

State committee

2002

629

-

(b)

District or local committee

2002

629

-

(c)

Subordinate committee

2002

630

100.15

-

Political party

1975

26

-

-

Connected organization

1977

44

-

-

Political party

1980

126

100.16

-

National committee

1975

26

-

-

Political party

1977

44

-

-

* Independent expenditure

1980

126

-

-

-

2001

602

-

-

-

2003

768

-

(a)

* Independent expenditure

2003

768

-

(b)

* Limitation on independent expenditures

2003

768

-

(c)

Activities that disqualify communication from being independent expenditure

2003

768

100.17

-

State

1975

26

-

-

National committee

1977

44

-

-

Clearly identified candidate

1980

126

-

-

-

1995

462

100.18

-

State committee, subordinate committee

1975

26

-

-

State

1977

44

-

-

Act

1980

126

-

-

-

2003

730

- - -
-

100.19

-

State committee, subordinate committee

1977

44

-

-

* File, filed, or filing

1980

126

-

-

-

1996

488

-

-

-

2001

585

-

-

-

2002

615

-

-

-

2003

753

-

-

-

2003

805

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(a)

Place of filing

1985

228

-

-

-

1996

488

- - Where to deliver reports
-

-

(b)

Timely filed

2003

754

-

-

-

2003

805

- - -
-
- (b)(1) Registered/certified, priority/express or overnight mail
-
- (b)(2) First class mail or any other means not registered/certified, priority/express or overnight mail
-
- (b)(3) Definitions
-
- (b)(3)(i) Overnight delivery service
-
- (b)(3)(ii) Postmark
-

-

(c)

Electronic filing

2001

585

-

-

Electronically filed reports

2003

754

-

(d)(1)

48-hour reports of independent expenditures

2003

754

-

(d)(2)

24-hour reports of independent expenditures

2003

754

-

(d)(3)

Permissible means of filing

2003

754

-

(f)

24-hour statements of electioneering communications

2003

754

-

(g)

Candidate notifications of expenditures from personal funds

2003

805

- - Deleted
-

100.20

-

Act

1977

44

-

-

* Occupation

1980

126

100.21

-

Employer

1980

126

100.22

-

Expressly advocating

1995

463

-

(a)

Examples of phrases that expressly advocate

1995

463

-

(b)

Communications lacking such phrases

1995

464

100.23

-

Coordinated general public political communications

2001

602

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(a)

Scope

2001

603

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(b)

Treatment as contributions and expenditures

2001

603

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(c)

Coordination with candidates and party committees

2001

603

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(c)(2)(i)

* Request or suggestion standard

2001

603

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(c)(2)(ii)

* Control or decision-making standard

2001

604

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(c)(2)(iii)

* Substantial discussion or negotiation standard

2001

604

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(d)

Exception

2001

605

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(e)

Definitions

2001

605

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(e)(2)

Clearly Identified

2001

605

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

-

(e)(3)

Agent

2001

606

-

-

Removed and reserved

2003

768

100.24

-

Federal election activity

2002

630

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(a)(1)

In connection with an election in which federal candidate appears on the ballot

2002

630

- - -
-
- - -
-
  (a)(1)(i) Type II FEA time period -- regularly-scheduled elections
-
- (a)(1)(ii) Type II FEA time period -- special elections
-
- (a)(1)(iii) Type II FEA time period -- voter identification and GOTV activities limited to non-federal elections
-
- (a)(1)(iii)(B) Sunset -- September 1, 2007
-

-

(a)(2)

Voter registration activity

2002

631

- - -
-
- - -
-
- (a)(2)(i) Covered activities
-
- (a)(2)(ii) Brief, incidental exhortations
-

-

(a)(3)

Get-out-the-vote

2002

631

- - -
-
- - -
-
- - Definition of GOTV activity
-
- (a)(3)(i) Covered activities
-
- (a)(3)(ii) Brief, incidental exhortations
-

-

(a)(4)

Voter identification

2002

633

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(b)

What is federal election activity

2002

634

-

(c)

Exclusions from federal election activity

2002

634

- - -
-
- (c)(5) Voter identification solely in connection with a non-federal election
-
- (c)(6) GOTV activity solely in connection with a non-federal election
-
- (c)(7) Activities involving de minimis costs
-

100.25

-

Generic campaign activity

2002

634

- - -
-

100.26

-

Public communication

2002

635

- - -
-

100.27

-

Mass mailing

2002

636

100.28

-

Telephone bank

2002

636

100.29 - Electioneering communication

2002

682

- - -
-
- - -
-

 

(a)

Definition of electioneering communication

2002

682

-

(b)(1)

Broadcast, cable or satellite communication

2002

682

-

(b)(2)

Refers to a clearly identified candidate

2002

683

-

(b)(3)(i)

Publicly distributed

2002

683

- - -
-

-

(b)(3)(ii)

Publicly distributed for presidential primaries and conventions

2002

684

-

(b)(4)

Special or runoff election

2002

686

-

(b)(5)

Targeted to the relevant electorate

2002

686

-

(b)(6)

Determining size of potential audience from the Federal Communications Commission

2002

687

-

-

-

2002

705

-

(b)(7)

Determining whether a communication can be received by 50,000 or more persons

2002

706

-

(c)

Exempt from definition of electioneering communication

2002

687

- - -
-
- - -
-

-

(c)(1)

Communication other than broadcast, cable or satellite

2002

687

-

(c)(2)

News story, commentary, or editorial

2002

688

-

(c)(3)

Expenditures and independent expenditures

2002

688

-

(c)(4)

Candidate debates and forums

2002

689

-

(c)(5)

State and local candidates

2002

689

- - -
-

-

(c)(6)

501(c)(3) organizations

2002

690

- - Removed
-
100.33 - Personal funds
806
- - -
-

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