No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
AOR 2010-25 (RG Entertainment). On January 6, the Office of the General Counsel sent a letter to counsel for requesters RG Entertainment, Star Parker, Star Parker for Congress, Motive Entertainment, Inc., engage4 LLC, and InService America, Inc. informing the requesters that the Commission was unable to render an opinion in AOR 2010-25. The requesters had asked whether (1) disbursements in connection with the production, marketing, and distribution of a documentary film and its trailer would be covered by the press exemption or would constitute bona fide commercial activity; (2) payments for the production and distribution of the film would constitute a coordinated communication with Parker, a candidate who appears in the film; (3) public theatrical exhibitions of the film would require disclaimers; and (4) Parker's appearances and licensing activities in conjunction with screenings of the film would be subject to the Act and Commission regulations.
The Commission made public two closed cases.
MUR 6277 – Robert E. Kirkland; Kirkland for Congress and Ronald H. Kirkland, in his official capacity as treasurer; and Ronald H. Kirkland. The Commission closed the file.
MUR 6279 – US Dry Cleaning Corporation; David Vitter; David Vitter for U.S. Senate and William Vanderbrook, in his official capacity as treasurer; Robert and Regina Lee; Tim and Mary Denari; Riaz and Donna Chauthani; and Jamal and Cymetria Ogbe. The Commission closed the file.
For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
The Commission approved issuance of and made public one Audit Report. A summary of the findings is below.
National Association of Health Underwriters PAC (HUPAC). The Audit examined reports and statements filed by the PAC covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008 and discovered no significant non-compliance.
January 31: Year-end Reports are due. For more information on reporting dates, click here.
January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FEC Reporting Requirements. Registration information and schedule are here.
January 12, 2011, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing. Registration information and schedule are here.
Sunshine Act Notices for previous Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for previous Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected previous meetings, hearings and presentations are here.