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Chronological index: 2000-2009 E&Js

The chronological index for the FEC's Explanations and Justifications (E&Js) is organized by the date of transmittal to Congress or publication in the Federal Register.

E&Js published during the years 2000 through 2009 are located on this page. To locate a particular Explanation and Justification (E&J) for a regulation, simply choose the year of the E&J from the left, then look up the date and title of the E&J and choose the Notice# listed.

For other years, return to the main chronological index page.

2000

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 24, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 9201
Effective date: March 27, 2000
2000-03
March 22, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Filing Copies of Campaign Finance Reports and Statements with State Offices

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 15221
Effective date: June 7, 2000
2000-04
May 19, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Administrative Fines

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 31787
Effective Date: July 14, 2000
2000-10
June 21, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Electronic Filing of Reports by Political Committees

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 38415
Effective Date: January 1, 2001
2000-13
July 11, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Election Cycle Reporting by Authorized Committees

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 42619
Effective Date: January 1, 2001
2000-15
December 6, 2000 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on General Public Political Communications Coordinated With Candidates and Party Committees; Independent Expenditures

Federal Register notice: 65 FR 76138
Effective Date: May 9, 2001
2000-21

2001

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
November 30, 2001 Technical Amendments for Regulations on Election Cycle Reporting

Federal Register notice: 66 FR 59679
Effective Date: December 31, 2001
2001-17
November 30, 2001 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Extension to Administrative Fines; Revision of Sunset Date

Federal Register notice: 66 FR 59680
Effective Date: December 31, 2001
2001-18

2002

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
March 20, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Independent Expenditure Reporting

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 12834
Effective Date: June 13, 2002
2002-3
June 4, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Brokerage Loans and Lines of Credit

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 38353
Effective Date: December 31, 2002
2002-8
July 29, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Prohibited and Excessive Contributions; Non-Federal Funds or Soft Money

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 49064
Effective Date: November 6, 2002
(Exception: 11 CFR 106.7(a) effective January 1, 2003)
2002-11
August 5, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Reorganization of Regulations on "Contribution" and "Expenditure"

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 50582
Effective Date: November 6, 2002
2002-12
October 23, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Electioneering Communications

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 65190
Effective Date: November 22, 2002
2002-20
October 23, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the FCC Database for Electioneering Communications; Interim Final Rules

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 65212
Effective Date: November 22, 2002
2002-21
November 19, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Contribution Limitations and Prohibitions

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 69928
Effective Date: January 1, 2003
2002-22
December 13, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Disclaimers, Fraudulent Solicitation, Civil Penalties, and Personal Use of Campaign Funds

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 76962
Effective Date: January 13, 2003
2002-25
December 26, 2002 Technical Amendments for BCRA Regulations

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 78679
Effective Date: December 26, 2002
2002-29
December 27, 2002 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Contribution Limitations and Prohibitions; Delay of Effective Date and Correction

Federal Register notice: 67 FR 78959
Effective Date: January 1, 2003
(11 CFR 109.1 effective on January 13, 2003)
2002-30

2003

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 3, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Consolidated Reporting Amendments

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 404
Effective Date: February 3, 2003
2002-26
January 3, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Coordinated and Independent Expenditures

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 421
Effective Date: February 3, 2003
2002-27
January 14, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Contribution Limitations and Prohibitions; Correction

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 1793
Effective Date: January 13, 2003
2003-01
January 22, 2003 Technical Corrections for BCRA Regulations

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 2871
Effective Date: 11 CFR 104.3(d)(1) effective on December 31, 2002;
11 CFR 110.19(e) effective on January 1, 2003
2003-02
January 27, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Increased Contribution and Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for Candidates Opposing Self-Financed Candidates; Interim Final Rules

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 3970
Effective Date: February 26, 2003
2003-03
February 7, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Coordinated and Independent Expenditures; Correction

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 6346
Effective Date: February 3, 2003
2002-27-A
March 17, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Administrative Fines; Amendments

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 12572
Effective Date: April 16, 2003
2003-06
April 7, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Administrative Fines; Correction

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 16715
Effective Date: March 17, 2005
2003-07
August 8, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Public Financing of Presidential Candidates and Nominating Conventions

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 47386
Effective Date: November 28, 2003
2003-12
November 14, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Multicandidate Committees and Biennial Contribution Limits

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 64512
Effective Date: December 15, 2003
2003-19
November 14, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Party Committee Telephone Banks

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 64517
Effective Date: December 15, 2003
2003-20
December 1, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Leadership PACs

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 67013
Effective Date: December 31, 2003
2003-22
December 15, 2003 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Travel on Behalf of Candidates and Political Committees

Federal Register notice: 68 FR 69583
Effective Date: January 14, 2004
2003-24

2004

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 11, 2004 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Extension of Administrative Fines Program

Federal Register notice: 69 FR 6525
Effective Date: February 11, 2004
2004-05
October 6, 2004 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Presidential Inaugural Committee Reporting and Prohibition on Accepting Donations From Foreign Nationals

Federal Register notice: 69 FR 59775
Effective Date: November 5, 2004
2004-13
November 3, 2004 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Coordinated and Independent Expenditures by Party Committees

Federal Register notice: 69 FR 63919
Effective Date: December 3, 2004
2004-14
November 23, 2004 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Political Committee Status, Definition of Contribution and Allocation for Separate Segregated Funds and Nonconnected Committees

Federal Register notice: 69 FR 68056
Effective Date: January 1, 2005
2004-15
November 24, 2004 Technical Amendments to Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) Rules and Explanation and Justification

Federal Register notice: 69 FR 68237
Effective Date: November 24, 2004
2004-16

2005

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 3, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Contributions and Donations by Minors

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 5565
Effective Date: March 7, 2005
2005-04
March 9, 2005 Notice of Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution Limitations

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 11658
Effective Date: 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 3, 2004; 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(B) [110.1(c)], 441a(a)(3) [110.5(b)], 441a(d) [109.32], and 441a(h) [110.2(e)] effective on January 1, 2005
2005-07
March 16, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Political Party Committees Donating Funds to Certain Tax-Exempt Organizations and Political Organizations

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 12787
Effective Date: April 15, 2005
2005-08
March 18, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Filing Documents by Priority Mail, Express Mail, and Overnight Delivery Service

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 13089
Effective Date: April 18, 2005
2005-09
June 15, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 34633
Effective Date: June 15, 2005
2005-16
June 30, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Candidate Solicitation at State, District, and Local Party Fundraising Events

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 37649
Effective Date: June 30, 2005
2005-17
July 21, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Payroll Deductions by Member Corporations for Contributions to a Trade Association's Separate Segregated Fund

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 41939
Effective Date: August 22, 2005
2005-18
November 17, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the $5,000 Exemption for Disbursements of Levin Funds by State, District, and Local Party Committees and Organizations

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 69631
Effective Date: 11 CFR 300.32(c)(4) effective on December 19, 2005
2005-26
December 20, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on State, District, and Local Party Committee Payment of Certain Salaries and Wages

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 75379
Effective Date: January 19, 2006
2005-27
December 21, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Electioneering Communications

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 75713
Effective Date: January 20, 2006
2005-29
December 21, 2005 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Extension of the Administrative Fines Program

Federal Register notice: 70 FR 75717
Effective Date: December 21, 2005
2005-30

2006

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 31, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Definitions of "Agent" for BCRA Regulations on Non-Federal Funds or Soft Money and Coordinated and Independent Expenditures

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 4975
Effective Date: January 31, 2006
2006-01
February 22, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Definition of Federal Election Activity

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 8926
Effective Date: March 24, 2006
2006-02
March 20, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Definitions of "Solicit" and "Direct"

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 13926 
Effective Date: April 19, 2006
2006-06
March 21, 2006 Notice of Price Index Increases for Expenditure Limitations

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 14218
Effective Date: January 1, 2006
2006-03
March 22, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Definition of Federal Election Activity; Interim Final Rules

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 14357
Effective Date: March 24, 2006
2006-07
April 12, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Internet Communications

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 18589
Effective Date: May 12, 2006
2006-08
June 8, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Coordinated Communications

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 33190
Effective Date: July 10, 2006
2006-10
September 20, 2006 Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Increase in Limitation on Authorized Committees Supporting Other Authorized Committees

Federal Register notice: 71 FR 54899
Effective Date: September 20, 2006
2006-17

2007

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 24, 2007 Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 3141
Effective Date: March 5, 2007
2007-01
February 5, 2007 Explanation and Justification for the Price Index Increases for Expenditure and Contribution Limitations

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 5294
Effective Date: 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 8, 2006; 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(B) [110.1(c)], 441a(a)(3) [110.5(b)], 441a(d) [109.32], and 441a(h) [110.2(e)] effective on January 1, 2007
2007-02
February 7, 2007 Supplemental Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Political Committee Status

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 5595
Effective Date: February 7, 2007
2007-03
March 29, 2007 Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Best Efforts in Administrative Fines Challenges

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 14662
Effective Date: April 30, 2007
2007-07
October 3, 2007 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Use of Campaign Funds for Donations to Nonfederal Candidates and Any Other Lawful Purpose Other Than Personal Use

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 56245
Effective Date: November 2, 2007
2007-18
December 26, 2007 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Electioneering Communications

Federal Register notice: 72 FR 72899
Effective Date: December 26, 2007
2007-26

2008

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 2, 2008 Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records

Federal Register notice: 73 FR 336
Effective Date: February 11, 2008
2007-28
February 14, 2008 Notice of Price Index Increases for Expenditure Limitations

Federal Register notice: 73 FR 8696
Effective Date: January 1, 2008
2008-04
December 1, 2008 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on the Extension of the Administrative Fines Program

Federal Register notice: 73 FR 72687
Effective Date: December 31, 2008
2008-12
December 30, 2008 Explanation and Justification for the Repeal of Increased Contribution and Coordinated Party Expenditure Limits for Candidates Opposing Self-Financed Candidates
Federal Register notice: 73 FR 79597
Effective Date: February 1, 2009
2008-14

2009

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 17, 2009 Explanation and Justification for the Regulations on Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and the PACs of Lobbyists and Registrants

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 7285
Effective Date: March 19, 2009; lobbyist/registrant PACs to amend FEC Form 1 by March 29, 2009; 11 CFR 104.22(b) and (e) effective on May 18, 2009
2009-03
February 17, 2009 Explanation and Justification for the Price Index Increases for Contribution and Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 7435
Effective Dates: 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 5, 2008; 2 USC 434(i)(3)(A) [104.22(g)], USC 441a(a)(1)(B) [110.1(c)], 441a(a)(3) [110.5(b)], 441a(d) [109.32], and 441a(h) [110.2(e)] effective on January 1, 2009
2009-04
March 5, 2009 Compliance Date Correction for the Regulations on Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and the PACs of Lobbyists and Registrants

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 9565
Effective Date: March 19, 2009
2009-07
March 12, 2009 Correction to Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Reporting Contributions Bundled by Lobbyists, Registrants and the PACs of Lobbyists and Registrants

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 10676
Effective Date: March 19, 2009
2009-07
July 1, 2009 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 31345
Effective Date: July 1, 2009
2009-09
July 28, 2009 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Inflation Adjustments for Civil Monetary Penalties; Correction

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 37161
Effective Date: July 28, 2009
2009-13
July 29, 2009 Transfer of National Voter Registration Act Regulations

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 37519
Effective Date: August 28, 2009
2009-17
December 7, 2009 Explanation and Justification for Regulations on Campaign Travel

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 63951
Effective Dates: Amendmens to parts 100, 113 and 9034 effective on January 6, 2010; Amendments to part 9004 effective on July 26, 2010.

2009-27
December 29, 2009 Funds Received in Response to Solicitations; Allocation of Expenses by Separate Segregated Funds and Nonconnected Committees; Interim Final Rule

Federal Register notice: 74 FR 68661
Effective Date: December 29, 2009
2009-30
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