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Chronological index: 2010-2019 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 2010 through 2019 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.

2010

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 4, 2010 Technical Corrections to Privacy Act, Government in the Sunshine Act, Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), and Federal Election Campaign Act ("FECA") Rules

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 29
Effective date: January 4, 2010
2009-32
February 24, 2010 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold 

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 8353
Effective Date: January 1, 2010
2010-02
March 19, 2010 Explanation and Justification for the Final Rules for Funds Received in Response to Solicitations; Allocation of Expenses by Separate Segregated Funds and Nonconnected Committees

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 13223
Effective Date: April 19, 2010
2010-08
April 16, 2010 Explanation and Justification for the Final Rules on Collection of Administrative Debts; Collection of Debts Arising From Enforcement and Administration of Campaign Finance Laws

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 19873
Effective Date: May 17, 2010
2010-10
May 5, 2010 Explanation and Justification for the Final Rules on Participation by Federal Candidates and Officeholders at Nonfederal Fundraising Events

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 24375
Effective Date: June 4, 2010
2010-11
September 10, 2010 Explanation and Justification for the Final Rules on Definition of Federal Election Activity

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 55257
Effective Date: December 1, 2010
2010-18
September 15, 2010 Explanation and Justification for the Final Rules on Coordinated Communications

Federal Register notice: 75 FR 55947
Effective Date: December 1, 2010
2010-17

2011

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 14, 2011 Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 76 FR 8368
Effective Dates: 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 3, 2010; 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, 2011
2011-01
November 14, 2011 Statement of Basis and Purpose for Regulations on Standards of Conduct for Agency Employees

Federal Register notice: 76 FR 70322
Effective Date: December 14, 2011
2011-16

2012

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 21, 2012 Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 77 FR 9925
Effective Date: January 1, 2012
2012-02

2013

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 6, 2013 Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limits and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 78 FR 8530
Effective Dates: 2 USC 441a(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 7, 2012; 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, 2013
2013-03
July 24, 2013 Final Rules on Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments

Federal Register notice: 78 FR 44419
Effective Date: July 24, 2013
2013-10
July 31, 2013 Notice of CFR Correction

Federal Register notice: 78 FR 46256
Date: July 31, 2013
78 FR 46256

2014

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
January 21, 2014 Extension of Administrative Fines Program

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 3302
Effective Date: January 21, 2014
2014-01
February 6, 2014 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 7190
Effective Date: January 1, 2014
2014-03
March 26, 2014 Federal Election Campaign Act Rules: Corrections

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 16661
Effective Date: March 26, 2014
2014-07
October 17, 2014 Notice of Interim Final Rule: Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 62335
Effective Date: October 17, 2014
2014-11
October 21, 2014 Final Rules on Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor Organizations

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 62797
Effective Date: January 27, 2015
2014-10
December 24, 2014 Explanation and Justification for Final Rule on Aggregate Biennial Contribution Limits

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 77373
Effective Date: December 24, 2014
2014-16
December 29, 2014 Notice of Technical Amendments and Corrections

Federal Register notice: 79 FR 77841
Effective Date: December 29, 2014
2014-15

2015

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 3, 2015 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 80 FR 5750
Effective Date: 52 USC 30116(a)(1)(A) [11 CFR 110.1(b)(1)], effective on November 5, 2014; 52 USC 30104(i)(3)(A) [104.22(g)], 52 USC 30116(a)(1)(B) [110.1(c)], 30116(d) [109.32], and 30116(h) [110.2(e)] effective on January 1, 2015
2015-01

2016

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 10, 2016 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 81 FR 7101
Effective Date: January 1, 2016
2016-01
June 1, 2016 Notice of Technical Amendments and Corrections

Federal Register notice: 81 FR 34861
Effective Date: June 1, 2016
2016-03
June 24, 2016 Interim Final Rules on Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation Adjustments

Federal Register notice: 81 FR 41196
Effective Date: August 1, 2016
2016-04
December 23, 2016 Notice of Technical Amendments and Corrections

Federal Register notice: 81 FR 94238
Effective Date: December 23, 2016
2016-14

2017

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 16, 2017 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: February 16, 2017
Effective Date: January 1, 2017
2017-02
December 26, 2017 Change of Address; Technical Amendments

Federal Register notice: 82 FR 60852
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
2017-17
December 27, 2017 Final Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties Annual Inflation Adjustments

Federal Register notice: 82 FR 61140
Effective Date: December 27, 2017
2017-16

2018

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 12, 2018 Price Index Adjustments for Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 83 FR 6022
Effective Date: January 1, 2018
2018-03
March 9, 2018 Change of Address; Technical Amendments

Federal Register notice: 83 FR 10357
Effective Date: March 9, 2018
2018-04
December 27, 2018 Final Rules on Civil Monetary Penalties Annual Inflation Adjustments

Federal Register notice: 83 FR 66596
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
2018-18
December 27, 2018 Final Rule on Reporting Multistate Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications

Federal Register notice: 83 FR 66590
Effective Date: March 31, 2019
2018-17

2019

Publication Date Title, FR Notice Citation and
Effective Date
Notice #
February 7, 2019 Price Index Adjustments for Contribution and Expenditure Limitations and Lobbyist Bundling Disclosure Threshold

Federal Register notice: 84 FR 2504
Effective Date: January 1, 2019
2019-03
May 2, 2019 Point of Entry for All Campaign Finance Reports

Federal Register notice: 84 Fed. Reg. 18697
Effective Date: May 2, 2019
2019-08
July 22, 2019 Point of Entry for All Campaign Finance Reports; Correction

Federal Register notice: 84 Fed. Reg. 35007
Effective date: July 22, 2019 (applicable as of May 2, 2019)
2019-09
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