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CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW 98 SUPPLEMENT

A Summary of State Campaign Finance Laws
With Quick Reference Charts
For The U.S. Territories and Possessions

Authors:
Edward D. Feigenbaum, J.D.
James A. Palmer, J.D.
INGroup
P.O. Box 383
Noblesville, IN  46061

Published by the Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.  20463


Note:  This page contains links to each of the Quick Reference Charts.  If you would like the entire printed version, which includes detailed summaries of the campaign finance laws, please call or write the Public Disclosure Division, Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20463.  The telephone numbers are 202/694-1120 and toll-free, 800/424-9530 (extension 3).  Requests may also be made via e-mail to pubrec@fec.gov.  The Campaign Finance Law 98 Supplement is a free publication.


INTRODUCTION

Campaign finance laws are a continuing development on the American legislative scene, subject to frequent revisions and amendments designed to fine tune them.

In order to stay abreast of State campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission issues Campaign Finance Law every two years as an updated outline summary of the State laws.   This Supplement to the 1998 edition provides information on the campaign finance laws of the U.S. territories and possessions American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.

As with Campaign Finance Law, this publication is intended only as a general reference tool.   No decision regarding campaign finance issues should be made solely on the basis of the summary information found in this publication.  Rather, one should undertake a careful review of the appropriate election laws and consultation with the appropriate campaign finance law agency prior to making a decision.  To that end, citations to the various codes and contact information for the responsible agencies are provided in the charts and text.

It is hoped that Campaign Finance Law and this Supplement are useful to readers seeking information on the campaign finance laws.  Comments should be directed to the Public Disclosure Division, Federal Election Commission, 999 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20463.  The telephone numbers are 202/694-1120 and toll-free, 800/424-9530.

Those interested in Federal campaign finance laws should contact the Commission's Information Division at 202/694-1100 or toll-free at 800/424-9530.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I:  Quick Reference Charts   (Explanation of Chart Data)

Chart 1:        Campaign Finance Report Filing Requirements

Chart 2-A:    Contribution and Solicitation Limitations

Chart 2-B:    Contribution and Solicitation Limitations

Chart 3-A:    Expenditure Limitations

Chart 3-B:    Expenditure Limitations

Chart 4:        Territories and Possessions With Special Tax or Public Financing Provisions

Part II:  Summaries of Campaign Finance Laws of Territories and Possessions  (See above for ordering information)


"Quick Reference Charts" available online from previous editions:

Campaign Finance Law 2002

Campaign Finance Law 2000

Campaign Finance Law 98


Related Link:  FEC Combined Federal/State Disclosure and Election Directory

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