Week of May 28 – June 1
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
Advisory Opinions Considered
AOR 2012-20 (Mullin).On May 30, the Commission considered and voted on two draft advisory opinions but did not reach consensus on either draft based on a request from Markwayne Mullin. Mullin is a candidate for Congress from Oklahoma, and also the President and CEO of Mullin Plumbing, Inc. and Mullin Plumbing West Division, Inc. (the companies). Mullin asked whether the companies' proposed radio and television advertisements, in which he appears, are electioneering communications if aired in a pre-election time period. Mullin also asked whether, when he files disclosure reports for the companies' electioneering communications, he would be required to disclose the names and addresses of customers who paid $1,000 or more for the companies' services. A Statement was issued by Vice Chair Ellen L. Weintraub and Commissioner Cynthia L. Bauerly.
AO 2012-19 (American Future Fund). On May 31, the Commission made public two drafts of Advisory Opinion 2012-19. American Future Fund is a 501(c)(4) organization that intends to produce and distribute certain broadcast advertisements. It asks whether any of its proposed advertisements constitute electioneering communications. Public comments on the drafts are due by noon on June 6.
Advisory Opinions and Requests are available through the Advisory Opinions search page in the Law and Regulations section of the Commission website.
Herron for Congress v. FEC (No. 11-cv-01466 (RC)). On May 25, the plaintiff filed the Plaintiff’s Combined Memorandum in Opposition to Commission’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Its Reply in Support of Its Motion for Summary Judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
June 5: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session.
June 7: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
June 20: June Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
July 15: July Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.
July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
The 2012 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
Printed copies of the 2012 edition of 11 CFR are now available. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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