|For Immediate Release||
|June 27, 2014||Christian Hilland|
|.pdf version of this Weekly Digest||ISSUE 2014-26|
Week of June 23 - 27
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
On June 24, the Commission held an executive session.
On June 26, the Commission held an open meeting. Click here for agendas and related documents for open meetings. Click here for audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations.
Advisory Opinion Issued
AO 2014-04 (Enterprise Holdings, Inc.). On June 26, the Commission approved an advisory opinion in response to a request from Enterprise Holdings, Inc. The Commission concluded that the requestor’s use of payroll deductions to process voluntary contributions to its separate segregated fund (SSF) is permissible under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, (the Act) and Commission regulations. In recognition of and reliance on a representation from the New York State Department of Labor that New York state law does not apply to the requestor’s payroll deductions for its SSF, the Commission did not reach the question of whether the New York state law is preempted by the Act. Chairman Lee E. Goodman and Commissioners Caroline C. Hunter and Matthew S. Petersen issued a Concurring Statement.
The Commission made public four closed cases and one Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the Democratic Party of Illinois (DPIL). On June 26, the Commission approved the Audit Division Recommendation Memorandum on the DPIL, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010, subject to changes discussed at the open meeting. The Commission approved findings in the Draft Final Audit Report related to the misstatement of financial activity, recordkeeping for employees, and unreported Levin fund activity. The Commission directed the Audit Division to include in the Proposed Final Audit Report additional issues addressing (1) recordkeeping for certain employees and (2) fundraising receipts. The Audit Division will prepare the Proposed Final Audit Report within 30 days.
Final Audit Report on the Tennessee Democratic Party (TDP). On June 24, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report on the Tennessee Democratic Party, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. The Commission approved a finding related to the filing of Levin Schedules.
June 25, the Commission hosted a Webinar on July Quarterly Reporting for PACs and Party Committees.
June 25, the Commission hosted a Webinar on FECFile for PACs and Party Committees.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
July 8: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.
July 10: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
July 15: July Quarterly Reports are due. For more information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.
July 20: July Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website
The 2014 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.
The 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.
The 2014 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is now available on the Commission’s website.
The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.
The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.
An index to Record news articles published is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.
The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency's activities for each fiscal year.
Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission's E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.
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