Week of February 6 – 10
On February 7, the Commission held an Executive Session. Click here for Sunshine Act Notices for Executive Sessions.
AO 2012-02 (Wawa, Inc.). On February 9, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2012-02 (Wawa, Inc.). The requestor asks the Commission to clarify whether certain Wawa managerial employees fall within the restricted class of persons whom the requestor may solicit at any time for contributions to its separate segregated fund. Public comments on the draft are due by noon on February 15.
AO 2012-04 (Justice Party of Mississippi).On February 9, the Commission made public a draft of Advisory Opinion 2012-04. The Justice Party of Mississippi asks whether it constitutes a state political party committee as defined in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, and Commission regulations. Public comments on the draft are due by noon on February 15.
Advisory Opinions and Requests, as well as Public Comments and Draft Opinions, are available through the Advisory Opinions search page in the Law and Regulations section of the Commission website.
Final Audit Report on Spike Maynard for Congress. On February 7, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report of the Commission on Spike Maynard for Congress (SMFC), covering campaign finance activity between February 17, 2010 and December 31, 2010. The Commission found that SMFC did not disclose or inadequately disclosed purposes for disbursements.
Schonberg v. Boehner, SEC, and FEC (No. 11-cv-02139(JEB)). On February 6, the plaintiff filed a Notice of Dismissal without Prejudice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint challenged, among other things, the constitutionality of the Act.
On February 8, the Commission hosted an informal public forum on compliance.
February 15 and 29, the Commission will host informal public forums to discuss agency operations in the areas of disclosure data (February 15) and the Commission’s enforcement and advisory opinion processes (February 29). For details including information on public participation and how to submit written comments, please see Chair Caroline C. Hunter’s invitation.
February 22-23, Miami, Florida, Regional Conference for Campaigns, Party Committees and Corporate/Labor/Trade PACs. Registration information and schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
March 21, Washington, DC. Seminar/Webinar for House and Senate Campaigns and Political Party Committees. Registration information and the schedule are on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
February 15: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open audit hearing on the National Right to Life PAC.
February 16: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
February 20: February Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
The Commission posted the filing deadlines for the Special Election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. For information on reporting dates for this election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice.
The August 2011 updated version of the Commission's Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is available online. Printed copies of the updated Guide are also available free of charge from the Commission's Information Division. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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