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For Immediate Release:                                                               Contact:  Kelly Huff
February 15, 2000                                                                                               Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                 Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                 Ian Stirton

 

CAMPAIGN FAILED TO FILE YEAR END REPORT

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission today cited one campaign committee for failure to file the required Year End financial disclosure report covering activity July 1, through December 31, 1999.

As of 5 p.m., February 14, 2000, a disclosure report from the following committee had not been filed:

IL/08...CRANE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...BILLY K. MCMINN,TREAS...PHILIP M. CRANE...REP

The reports were due January 31, 2000, and should have included financial activity for the period July 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999. If sent by certified or registered mail, the reports should have been postmarked by midnight January 31.

Committees were notified of their filing requirements on December 29, 1999. Those committees which did not file on the due date were notified on February 7, 2000, that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

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 year end reports. 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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