SIX CAMPAIGNS FAIL TO FILE JULY QUARTERLY REPORT
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission today cited six U.S. Senate and House campaigns for failure to file the required July Quarterly financial disclosure report covering activity for April 1, 2000 through June 30, 2000.
As of 5 p.m., July 28, 2000 disclosure reports from the following committees had not been filed:
WA.......GRASS ROOTS FOLKS OF MARY TAYLOR-SHELBY FOR UNITED STATE SENATE...GRISELDA B. POSEY, TREAS...MARY TAYLOR-SHELBY...DEM
AZ/05...TOM VOLGY FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...DANA B. LARSEN, TREAS...TOM VOLGY...DEM
FL/21....LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...AYUBAN TOMAS, TREAS...LINCOLN DIAZ-BALART...REP
OK/02...TROUTT FOR CONGRESS...H. P. FERGUSON, TREAS...ERIC D. TROUTT...REP
WA/03...BONAGOFSKI FOR CONGRESS...KEVIN BONAGOFSKI, TREAS...KEVIN BONAGOFSKI...REP
WA/04...LAWSON FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE....TAMRA L. INGRAHAM, TREAS...JOHN W. LAWSON...DEM
The report was due July 15, 2000, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 2000, or from the inception of the committee, through June 30, 2000. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by midnight April 15.
Committees were notified of their filing requirements on June 21. Those committees which did not file on the due date were notified on July 21 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.
For this publication, the Commission has focused attention only on those campaigns with primaries during the third quarter of 2000. The Commission publishes only the names of those committees which have been designated by candidates as their principal campaign committees.
Other political committees supporting Senate and House candidates in elections (those which are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign) also are required to file quarterly reports, unless they report monthly. Those committees are not published by the FEC.
Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, including the imposition of civil penalties ($5,500 for "any violation" and $11,000 for any "knowing and willful" violation.)
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