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Citation index: Part 111

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 111, Subpart A: Enforcement

Citation Subsection Subject Year
111 - Note: For policy statements, procedural rules and other notices concerning compliance procedures, visit our Policy page. -
- - Extension of Administrative Fines Program 2014
111.1 - Filing requirements 1975
- - Compliance regulations-purpose 1977
- - Scope 1980
111.2 - Filing copies of reports by presidential and vice presidential candidates 1975
- - Provision for complaint by member of public 1977
- - Computation of time 1980
111.3 - Filing copies of reports by other federal candidates and committees 1975
- - Initial processing 1977
- - Initiation of compliance matters 1980
111.4 - Filing copies of reports by committees supporting presidential candidates 1975
- - Notification 1977
- - Complaints 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (a) Filing a complaint 1985
- - - 2017
- (b) Requirements for Commission action 1980
- (c) Sufficient information 1980
111.5 - Time and manner of filing copies 1975
- - Investigation 1977
- - Initial complaint processing 1980
- (b) Improper complaint 1980
111.6 - Duty of State officers 1975
- - Commission processing 1977
- - Opportunity to demonstrate that no action should be taken on complaint-generated matters 1980
111.7 - Effect of State law 1975
- - Public notice of mandatory certification period 1977
- - General Counsel's recommendation on complaint-generated matters 1980
111.8 - Disclosure policy 1977
- - Internally generated matters; referrals 1980
- - - 2000
- (c) Non-filers published 1980
- - - 1980
- (d) Review under administrative fines program 2000
111.9 - Civil proceedings 1977
- - The reason to believe finding; notification 1980
111.10 - Subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum 1977
- - Investigation 1980
111.11 - Depositions 1977
- - Written questions under oath 1980
111.12 - Services of subpoenas and notices of deposition 1977
- - Subpoenas and subpoenas duces tecum; depositions 1980
- (c) Review and signing 1980
111.13 - Motions to quash 1977
- - Service of subpoenas, orders and notifications 1980
- (c) Proper service on individuals 1980
- (d) Proper service on other persons 1980
111.14 - Witness fees and mileage 1977
- - - 1980
111.15 - Ex parte communications 1977
- - Motions to quash or modify a subpoena 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (a) Motion to quash subpoena 1985
- - - 2017
- (c) Agreement to change place, date or time of deposition 1980
111.16 - The probable cause to believe recommendation; briefing procedures 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
- (c) Filing of respondent's brief 1985
- - - 2017
- (d) Notification by General Counsel to Commission whether to proceed with or withdraw recommendation 1980
111.17 - The probable cause to believe finding; notification 1980
111.18 - Conciliation 1980
- (d) Conciliation reached before mandatory conciliation period 1980
111.19 - Civil proceedings 1980
- (c) Conciliation after filing of a civil action 1980
111.20 - Public disclosure of Commission action 1980
- - - 2000
- (c) Public disclosure of closed enforcement case 2000
111.21 - Confidentiality 1980
- (a) Confidentiality until case is closed 1980
- (b) Confidentiality requirement in conciliation efforts 1980
- (c) Contact with persons by Office of General Counsel 1980
111.22 - Ex parte communications 1980
111.23 - Representation by counsel: notification 1980
111.24 - Civil penalties 1997
- - - 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a) Maximum civil monetary penalty formula 1997
- - - 2000
- - Section divided into subsections 2003
- (a)(1) Maximum civil monetary penalty formula 2003
- -   2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a)(2)(i) Knowing and willful violations 2003
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a)(2)(ii) Knowing and willful contributions made in the name of another 2003
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (b) Violations of confidentiality 1997
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018

Part 111, Subpart B: Administrative fines

Citation Subsection Subject Year
111.30 - When will subpart B apply? 2000
- - - 2001
- - - 2004
- - - 2005
- - - 2008
- - - 2014
111.31 - Does this subpart replace subpart A of this part for violations of the reporting requirements of 2 USC 434(a)? 2000
- (b) Application of administrative fines program 2000
111.32 - How will the Commission notify respondents of a reason to believe finding and a proposed civil money penalty? 2000
111.33 - What are the respondent's choices upon receiving the reason to believe finding and the proposed civil money penalty? 2000
111.34 - If the respondent decides to pay the civil money penalty and not to challenge the reason to believe finding, what should the respondent do? 2000
111.35 - If the respondent decides to challenge the alleged violation or proposed civil money penalty, what should the respondent do? 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2007
- (b) Contents of written response 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2007
- (b)(1) "Factual errors" defense 2007
- (b)(3) "Best efforts" defense 2007
- (b)(4) Circumstances not considered extraordinary 2000
- - - 2003
- (b)(4)(iii) Staff illness, inexperience or unavailability 2003
- (b)(4)(iv) Computer failure 2000
- (c) Reasonably unforeseen circumstances beyond respondents' control 2007
- (d) Circumstances not reasonably unforeseen or beyond respondents' control 2007
- (e) Factual basis for challenge 2007
111.36 - Who will review the respondent's written response? 2000
- (b) Information to be reviewed 2000
- (c) Format of documents furnished by respondent 2000
- (d) Information furnished by Commission staff 2000
- (f) Copy of recommendation to respondent 2000
111.37 - What will the Commission do once it receives the respondent's written response and the reviewing officer's recommendation? 2000
- - - 2007
- (b) Commission finding that no violation has occurred 2007
- (d) Commission statement of reasons in AFP final determinations 2007
111.38 - Can the respondent appeal the Commission's final determination? 2000
111.39 - When must the respondent pay the civil money penalty? 2000
111.40 - What happens if the respondent does not pay the civil money penalty pursuant to 11 CFR 111.34 and does not submit a written response to the reason to believe finding pursuant to 11 CFR 111.35? 2000
111.41 - To whom should the civil money penalty payment be made payable? 2000
- - Removed and reserved 2014
111.42 - Will the enforcement file be made available to the public? 2000
111.43 - What are the schedules of penalties? 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a) Schedule for non-election sensitive reports 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2005
- - * Schedule for non-election sensitive reports 2009
- - - 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a)(1) Reports due prior to April 16, 2003 2003
- - - 2005
- - Removed 2009
- (a)(2) Reports due on or after April 16, 2003 2003
- - - 2005
- - Renumbered as 111.43(a) 2009
- (b) Schedule for election-sensitive reports 2000
- - - 2003
- - *Schedule for election-sensitive reports 2009
- - - 2013
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (b)(1) Reports due prior to April 16, 2003 2003
- - Removed 2009
- (b)(2) Reports due on or after April 16, 2003 2003
- - Renumbered as 111.43(b) 2009
- (c) Penalty when Commission cannot determine level of activity 2000
- - - 2009
- - - 2009
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (d) Definitions 2000
- - - 2009
- (d)(1) Election sensitive reports 2009
- (d)(2) Estimated level of activity 2009
- (d)(2)(i) For authorized committee 2009
- (d)(2)(ii)(A) For unauthorized committee during current two-year election cycle 2009
- (d)(2)(ii)(B) For unauthorized committee that has not filed report covering activity during current two-year election cycle 2009
- (d)(3) Level of activity 2009
- (d)(3)(i) For authorized committee 2009
- (d)(3)(ii) For unauthorized committee 2009
- (d)(4) Number of previous violations 2009
- (e) When reports are considered late 2000
111.44 - What is the schedules of penalties for 48-hour notices that are not filed or are filed late? 2000
- - - 2005
- - - 2009
- - - 2016
- - - 2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (a)(1) Civil money penalty formula 2000
      2005
      2009
      2017
- - - 2017
- - - 2018
- (b) Prior violation definition 2009
111.45 - What actions will be taken to collect unpaid civil money penalties? 2000
- - - 2003
- - - 2003
- - - 2007
- - Removed 2010
111.46 - How will the respondent be notified of actions taken by the Commission and the reviewing officer? 2003

Part 111, Subpart C: Collection of debts arising from enforcement and administration of campaign finance laws

Citation Subsection Subject Year
111.50 - Purpose and scope 2010
111.51 - Debts that are covered 2010
- - - 2014
- (b) Debts that procedures do not apply to 2014
111.52 - Administrative collection of claims 2010
111.53 - Litigation by the Commission 2010
111.54 - Bankruptcy claims 2010
111.55 - Interest, penalties and administrative costs 2010
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