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Citation index: Part 100

The citation index lists numerically, then chronologically, all regulations that have a written Explanation and Justification (E&J).

For each regulation listed, the index provides the subject and the year the rule took effect. Be aware that a citation may cover different subjects over the years. The conversion tables trace the periodic reorganization and renumbering of regulations. The Appendix lists previous citations for any current regulation that has been renumbered. Users of this index are referred to the Appendix by an asterisk next to the subject category in this index. If the E&J simply explains an amendment to the regulation, but not a change in Commission policy or citation, only the year and the page are given for the E&J. To locate a particular E&J for a regulation, simply look up the citation, then match up the subject and year, and click on the year listed.

Part 100, Subpart A: General definitions (100.1 - 100.8)

Citation Subsection Subject Year
100.1 - Scope 1975
- - - 1977
- - - 1980
- - - 2014
100.2 - Candidate 1975
- - - 1977
- - * Election 1980
100.3 - Commission 1975
- - - 1977
- - Candidate 1980
- - - 2001
- (a)(1) Threshold for becoming candidate 1980
- (a)(2) Consent to allow raising of threshold amount 1980
- (a)(3) * Disavowal of candidacy 1980
- (a)(4) Aggregating of contributions 1980
- (b) Election cycle defined 1980
- - - 2001
100.4 - Contribution 1975
- - - 1977
- - * Federal office 1980
- (b)(16) Debates 1979
- - - 1980
100.5 - Earmarking 1975
- - Support 1977
- - * Political committee 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 1989
- - - 1996
2002
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- (a) Threshold 1980
- (b) Separate segregated fund 1980
- (c) Local party committee 1980
- - - 2002
- (d) When principal campaign committee becomes a political committee 1980
- (e) Examples of political committees 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 1996
- - - 2009
- (e)(3)(i) Multicandidate committee 1996
- (e)(5) Delegate committee 1980
- - - 1987
- (e)(6) Leadership PAC 2009
- (e)(7) Lobbyist/registrant PAC 2009
- (f) Authorized or unauthorized committee 1980
- - - 2003
- (g) Affiliated committee 1980
- - - 1989
- - - 2003
- (g)(5) Relationship between authorized committee and leadership PAC 2003
100.6 - Election 1975
- - - 1977
- - Connected organization 1980
- (a) * Connected organization 1980
- (b) Members of association 1980
- (c) Financial support 1980
100.7 - Expenditure 1975
- - - 1977
- - Contribution 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1985
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1996
- - - 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1) * What is a contribution 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1983
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i)(A) * Loan exceeding contribution limitations 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i)(B) * Loan as contribution 1980
- - - 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i)(C) * Contribution by endorser or guarantor of loans 1980
1983
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i)(D) * Value of collateral for campaign loan 1983
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i)(E) * Repayment of loan 1980
1983
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(ii) * Money 1980
- - - 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(iii)(A) * Anything of value 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(iii)(B) * Usual and normal charge 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(2) * Amount paid to fundraiser 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(3) * Payment of compensation 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(4) * Extension of credit 1980
- - - 1990
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b) * Exemptions from definition of contribution 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1985
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1996
- - - 1996
- - - 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1) * Testing the waters exception 1980
- - - 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(A) * Use of public political advertising 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(B) * Raising funds in excess of expectations 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(C) * Statements referring to individual as candidate 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(D) * Activities conducted by individual 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(E) * Action taken to qualify for ballot under state law 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(2) * Cost of news story 1980
- - - 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(3) * Volunteer services 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4) * Residential premises 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(5) * Use of church or community room 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(7) * Vendor sales 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(8) * Unreimbursed payment for travel expenses 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(9) * Payment by state or local committees for slate card 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(10) * Payments by corporation 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11) * Loans made in ordinary course of business 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i) * Assurance of repayment 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(A) * Traditional collateral 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(A)(1) * Collateral sources 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(B) * Anticipated future receipts 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(B)(2) * Expectation of receipt 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(B)(3) * Separate account for pledged funds 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(i)(B)(4) * Loan repayment 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11)(ii) * Commission consideration of other approaches 1992
- - - 1992
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(12) * Building fund 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(13) * Legal and accounting services to political committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(14) * Legal and accounting services to authorized committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15) * Payments by State or local committees for campaign materials 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(i) * Public communications 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(iii) * Designated contribution 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(iv) * Payments for travel and materials for volunteers 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(v) * Reporting of payments 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(vi) * Payments by a State candidate 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15)(vii) * Campaign materials purchased by national party 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16) * Payment by candidate for costs of campaign materials 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17) * Payment by State or local committee for voter registration activities 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17)(i) * Public communications about presidential campaign 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17)(iii) * Payment not made from designated contributions 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17)(v) * Phone banks 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17)(vii) * Payments donated by national committee to State and local party 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18) Nonpartisan public candidate debate, expenditure for 1979
- - - 1980
- - * Payment made for ballot access 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(19) Payment of honorarium 1980
- - Removed and reserved 1992
- - Removed 2002
- (b)(20) * Payment in connection with recount 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(21) * Candidate debate 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(22) * Brokerage loans and lines of credit 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (c) * Contributions by spouse 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - Removed and reserved 2002
100.8 - Federal office 1975
- - - 1977
- - * Expenditure 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1985
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1993
- - - 1995
- - - 1996
- - - 1996
- - - 1999
- - - 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a) * Expenditure inclusions 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1) * Anything of value 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(i) * Payment 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(ii) * Not a payment 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(iii) * Money 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(iv)(A) * Anything of value 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(1)(iv)(B) * Usual and normal charge 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(2) * Written contract 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (a)(3) * Independent expenditure 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b) * Exemptions from definition 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1985
- - - 1991
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 1993
- - - 1995
- - - 1996
- - - 1996
- - - 1999
2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1) * Testing the waters exceptions 1980
- - - 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(A) * Use of public political advertising 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(B) * Raising funds in excess of expectation of need 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(C) * Statements referring to individual as candidate 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(D) * Activity conducted by individual 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(1)(ii)(E) * Action taken to qualify for ballot under State law 1985
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(2) * Cost of news story 1980
- - - 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(3) * Voter drive activity 1980
- - - 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4) * Cost of communication by membership organization or corporation 1980
- - - 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(i) * Labor organization 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(ii) * Stockholder 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iii) * Executive or administrative personnel 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iii)(A) * Inclusions in definition of executive and administrative 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iii)(B) * Exclusions from definition of executive and administrative 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iii)(C) * Individuals on commission 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iii)(D) * Determining responsibilities of individual 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv) * Members 1980
- - - 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A) Membership association 1993
- - * Definition of membership organization 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(1) * Composed of members 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(2) * Expressly states qualifications for membership 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(3) * Makes formal documents available 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(4) * Expressly solicits prospective members 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(5) * Expressly acknowledges acceptance of membership 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(A)(6) * Not organized to influence federal election 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(B) * Definition of member 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(B)(1) * Investment or ownership stake 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(B)(2) * Dues and voting rights 1993
- - Payment of annual dues 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(B)(3) * Significant voting rights 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(C) * Special cases 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(D) * Members of local union 1993
- - - 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(E) * Multi-tiered organizations 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(iv)(F) * Inapplicability of State law 1999
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(v) * Election 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(vi) * Corporation 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(4)(vii) * Aggregate costs of communication reported 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(5) * Use of individual's property 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(6) * Use of church or community room 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(7) * Costs of invitations, food and beverage 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(8) * Vendor sales 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(9) * Unreimbursed payment for travel expenses 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(10) * Payment by State or local party for slate card 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(11) * Payments by corporate/labor organizations 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(12) * Loans made in ordinary course of business 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1992
- - - 1992
- - - 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(13) * Advance to party committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(14) * Legal and accounting services for party committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(15) * Legal and accounting services for authorized committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16) * Payment by State or local party for campaign materials 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(i) * Payment not for public communication 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(ii) * Payment source 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(iii) * Payment not from designated contribution 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(iv) * Distribution of materials 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(v) * Reporting of payments 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(16)(vi) * Payment by State candidate 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(17) * Payment by candidate for campaign materials 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18) * Payment by State or local party for voter activity 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(i) * Public communication 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(ii) * Source of allocable payments 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(iii) * Payment not from designated contributions 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(iv) * References to candidates included 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(v) * Phone banks 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(18)(vi) * Payments for voter activities made by political committee 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(19) * Transfers between party committees 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(20) * Recounts 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(21) * Determination of fundraising exemption 1980
- - - 1991
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(21)(i) * Cost incurred by candidate certified to receive funds 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(21)(ii) * Costs connected with solicitation 1980
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(22) * Payments from personal funds of candidate 1980
- - - 1995
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(23) * Candidate debates 1996
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (b)(24) * Brokerage loans and lines of credit 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2002
- (c) * Expenditures by individual 1980
- - - 1987
- - Removed and reserved 2002
Citation Subsection Subject Year
100.9 - File, filed or filing 1975
- - - 1977
- - Commission 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
100.10 - Identification 1975
- - - 1977
- - Person 1980
100.11 - Occupation 1975
- - - 1977
- - State 1980
100.12 - Principal place of business 1975
- - - 1977
- - Identification 1980
100.13 - Person 1975
- - - 1977
- - National committee 1980
100.14 - Political committee 1975
- - - 1977
- - State and subordinate committee 1980
- - State, subordinate, district or local committee 2002
- (a) State committee 2002
- (b) District or local committee 2002
- (c) Subordinate committee 2002
100.15 - Political party 1975
- - Connected organization 1977
- - Political party 1980
100.16 - National committee 1975
- - Political party 1977
- - Independent expenditure 1980
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
- (a) Independent expenditure 2003
- (b) * Limitation on independent expenditures 2003
- (c) Activities that disqualify communication from being independent expenditure 2003
100.17 - State 1975
- - National committee 1977
- - Clearly identified candidate 1980
- - - 1995
100.18 - State committee, subordinate committee 1975
- - State 1977
- - Act 1980
- - - 2003
- - - 2014
100.19 - State committee, subordinate committee 1977
- - * File, filed, or filing 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 1996
- - - 2001
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- - - 2003
- - - 2005
- - - 2013
- - - 2017
- (a) Place of filing 1985
- - - 1996
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- - Where to deliver reports 2013
- - - 2017
- (b) Timely filed 2002
2003
- - - 2003
- - - 2005
- (b)(1) Registered/certified, priority/express or overnight mail 2005
(b)(1)(i)(B) Priority or express mail 2005
(b)(1)(i)(C) Overnight delivery service 2005
- (b)(2) First class mail or any other means not registered/certified, priority/express or overnight mail 2005
- (b)(3) Definitions 2005
- (b)(3)(i) Overnight delivery service 2005
- (b)(3)(ii) Postmark 2005
- (c) Electronic filing 2001
- - Electronically filed reports 2003
- (d) Timely filing of independent expenditure reports 2002
- - - 2003
- (d)(1) 48-hour reports of independent expenditures 2003
- (d)(2) 24-hour reports of independent expenditures 2003
- (d)(3) Permissible means of filing 2003
- (e) 48-hour statements of last-minute contributions 2002
2003
- (f) 24-hour statements of electioneering communications 2003
- (g) Candidate notifications of expenditures from personal funds 2003
- - Deleted 2009
100.20 - Act 1977
- - * Occupation 1980
100.21 - Employer 1980
100.22 - Expressly advocating 1995
- (a) Examples of phrases that expressly advocate 1995
- (b) Communications lacking such phrases 1995
100.23 - Coordinated general public political communications 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (a) Scope 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (b) Treatment as contributions and expenditures 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (c) Coordination with candidates and party committees 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (c)(2)(i) Request or suggestion standard 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (c)(2)(ii) Control or decision-making standard 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (c)(2)(iii) Substantial discussion or negotiation standard 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (d) Exception 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (e) Definitions 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (e)(2) Clearly Identified 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
- (e)(3) Agent 2001
- - Removed and reserved 2003
100.24 - Federal election activity 2002
- - - 2006
- - -