Week of July 16 – 20
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Commission made public one campaign finance enforcement matter that was resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program.
ADR 612 – Friends of Sean Bielat and Norm Fay, in his official capacity as treasurer. The respondent agreed to (1) implement compliance measures, (2) send a representative to an FEC conference and (3) pay a civil penalty of $2,750.
For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
Shaun McCutcheon, et al. v. FEC (No. 12-cv-01034 (JEB, JRB, RLW)). On July 20, the plaintiffs filed a Reply Memorandum in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund, et al. v. FEC (No.1:12-cv-01140 (BAH)). On July 10, Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund, Stop This Insanity, Inc., Glengary, LLC, Todd Cefaratti and Ladd Ehlinger filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaint challenges the constitutionality of certain contribution restrictions under the Act. On July 18, the plaintiffs filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction.
On July 12, Vice Chair Ellen L. Weintraub discussed campaign finance law and Commission operations with government and political leaders from Ukraine as part of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.
On July 17, Debbie Chacona, Assistant Staff Director for the Reports Analysis Division, and Reports Analysis Division Branch Chief Mike Hartsock made a presentation on best practices for compliance to the PAC Pals group.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
July 20: July Monthly Reports were due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2012 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
This week the FEC posted on its website screen-fillable versions of FEC Forms 5, 7 and 9.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
August 28, Washington, DC. Roundtable Workshop on Pre-Election Communications. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
The Commission posted the filing deadlines for the Special Election in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District. For information on reporting dates for this election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice.
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.
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