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Citation index: Part 300 - Nonfederal funds

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 300: Nonfederal funds

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.1 - Scope and effective date, and organization 2002
  - - 2016
  (a) Introduction 2002
- (b) Effective dates 2002
- - - 2016
- (b)(1) Overall effective date 2002
- - - 2016
- (c) Organization of part 300 2002
- - - 2016
- (c)(1) Subpart A 2002
- - - 2016
300.2 - Definitions 2002
- - - 2006
- - - 2006
- - - 2006
- (a) 501(c) organization that makes expenditures or disbursements in connection with a federal election 2002
- (b) Agent 2002
- - - 2006
- - - 2006
- (b)(1) For national party committee 2002
- (b)(2) For state, district or local party committee 2002
- (b)(3) For federal candidates 2002
- (b)(4) For state candidates 2002
- - - 2006
- (c) Directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained, or controlled 2002
- - - 2002
- (c)(1) Application to whom 2002
- (c)(2) Determining factors 2002
- (c)(3) Safe harbor 2002
- (c)(4) Determinations by the Commission 2002
- (d) Disbursement 2002
- (e) Donation 2002
- (f) Federal account 2002
- (g) Federal funds 2002
- (h) Levin account 2002
- (i) Levin funds 2002
- (j) Nonfederal account 2002
- (k) Nonfederal funds 2002
- (m) To solicit 2002
- - - 2006
- (m)(1) Types of communications that are solicitations 2006
- (m)(1)(i) Providing, in writing, a method of making a contribution or donation 2006
- (m)(1)(ii) Providing instructions on how or where to send contributions or donations 2006
- (m)(1)(iii) Identifying a web address where the web page displayed is dedicated to facilitating the making of a contribution or donation 2006
- (m)(2) Statements that constitute solicitations 2006
- (m)(3) Statements that do not constitute solicitations 2006
- (n) To direct 2002
- - - 2006
- (o) Individual holding federal office 2002

Part 300, Subpart A: National party committees

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.10 - General prohibitions on raising and spending nonfederal funds 2002
- (a) Prohibitions 2002
- (a)(3) Prohibition on raising and spending Levin funds 2002
- (b) Fundraising costs 2002
- (c) Application 2002
300.11 - Prohibitions on fundraising for and donating to certain tax-exempt organizations 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) General prohibition 2002
- - - 2005
- (a)(1) Tax-exempt organizations 2002
- (a)(2) Organizations that have applied for tax-exempt status 2002
- (a)(3) Section 527 organizations with exceptions 2002
- (a)(3)(i) Exception for political committees under FECA 2002
- (b) Other persons/entities to which prohibition applies 2002
- (c) Certification from 501(c) 2002
- (d) Certification safe harbor 2002
- (e) When certification is false 2002
- (f) Responding to inquiry from tax-exempt group 2002
300.12 - Transition rules 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (a) Permissible uses of excess nonfederal funds 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (b) Prohibited uses of nonfederal funds 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (c) Disposal of remaining nonfederal funds 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (d) National party committee building funds 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (e) Application 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
- (f) Allocation and payment of expenses during transition period 2002
- - Removed and reserved 2016
300.13 - Reporting 2002
- - - 2016
- (a) In general 2002
- - Reporting of receipts and disbursements 2016
- (b) Termination report for nonfederal accounts 2002
- - Removed 2016
- (c) Transitional reporting rules 2002
- - Removed 2016

Part 300, Subpart B: State, district and local party committees and organizations

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.30 - Accounts 2002
- (a) Scope and introduction 2002
- (b) Types of accounts 2002
- (b)(1) Nonfederal accounts 2002
- (b)(2) Levin account 2002
- (b)(3) Federal account 2002
- (b)(3)(i) Only permissible funds 2002
- (b)(3)(ii) Funds that may be deposited 2002
- (b)(3)(iii) Disbursements by state or local party in connection with federal election 2002
- (b)(3)(iv) Payment of allocable expenses 2002
- (b)(3)(v) Permissible transfers 2002
- (b)(4) Allocation accounts 2002
- (c) Options for paying for FEA 2002
- (c)(1) Federal account must be established 2002
- (c)(2) Three accounts: federal, nonfederal and Levin 2002
- (c)(3) Federal and nonfederal accounts with Levin-eligible funds 2002
- (d) Recordkeeping 2002
300.31 - Receipt of Levin funds 2002
- - - 2010
- (a) General rule 2002
- (b) Compliance with state law 2002
- (c) Funds permitted by state law but prohibited by federal law 2002
- (d) Donation amount limitation 2002
- (d)(1) General rule 2002
- (d)(2) Effect of different state limitations 2002
- (d)(3) No affiliation for purposes of this paragraph 2002
- (e) No Levin funds from national party committee or federal officeholder 2002
- (e)(1) National party committee funds prohibited 2002
- (e)(2) Federal candidate/officeholder funds prohibited 2002
- (f) Certain joint fundraising prohibited 2002
- (g) Joint fundraising safe harbor 2002
- - - 2010
300.32 - Expenditures and disbursements 2002
- - - 2005
- - - 2005
- (a) Federal funds 2002
- - - 2005
- (a)(1) Must be used by association of state or local candidates 2002
- (a)(2) Must be used by state or local party 2002
  (a)(3) Costs of fundraising 2002
-   - 2005
- (a)(4) Costs of raising Levin funds 2002
- (b) Levin funds 2002
- (b)(1) Voter registration activity and Voter ID, GOTV and generic campaign activity 2002
- (b)(2) Any lawful use other than specific FEA types III and IV 2002
- (c) Conditions and restrictions on spending Levin funds 2002
- - - 2005
- (c)(1) FEA must not refer to federal candidate 2002
- (c)(2) Disbursement not for broadcast, cable or satellite communication 2002
- (c)(3) Funds raised under 11 CFR 300.31 2002
- (c)(4) Payment for allocable FEA 2002
- - - 2005
- (d) Nonfederal activities 2002
300.33 - Allocation of costs of federal election activity 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) Costs of FEA allocable by state, district and local party committees and organizations 2002
- (a)(1) Costs of voter registration 2002
- (a)(2) Costs of voter ID, GOTV and generic campaign activity within certain time periods 2002
- (b) Allocation percentages 2002
- (c) Costs of federal election activity not allocable by state, district, and local party committees 2002
- - - 2005
- (c)(1) Public communications 2002
- (c)(2) Salaries and wages 2002
- (c)(3) Fundraising costs 2002
- - - 2005
- (d) * Transfers between accounts or from allocation accounts 2002
- - Costs of salaries, wages and fringe benefits 2005
- (d)(1) For employees who spend 25% or less of their compensated time on federal election activities 2005
- (d)(2) For employees who spend more than 25% of their compensated time on federal election activities 2005
- (d)(3) For employees who spend none of their compensated time on federal election activities 2005
- (e) * Transfers between accounts to cover allocable expenses 2005
- (e)(2)(ii) Transfer made outside 70-day window results in violation of Act 2005
300.34 - Transfers 2002
- (a) Federal funds 2002
- (a)(1) State or local party must raise federal funds used 2002
- (b) Levin funds 2002
- (b)(1) No use of transferred funds from any other state or local committee 2002
- (b)(2) No use of transferred funds from a national party committee 2002
- (c) Allocation transfers 2002
300.35 - Office buildings 2002
- (a) General provision 2002
- (b) Application of state law 2002
- (c) Leasing a portion of party office building 2002
- (d) Transitional provisions for state party building fund 2002
300.36 - Reporting FEA; recordkeeping 2002
- - - 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) Unregistered organizations 2002
- - - 2002
- (a)(1) Demonstration of the use of sufficient federal funds 2002
- (a)(2) Payment by unregistered organization of federal funds for FEA does not count as expenditure 2002
      2002
- (b) Requirements for state or local organizations that are political committees 2002
- - - 2005
- (b)(1) Committees that have less than $5,000 in aggregated receipts or disbursements for FEA 2002
  (b)(2) Committees that have $5,000 or more in aggregated receipts or disbursements for FEA 2002
- - - 2005
- (b)(2)(i) Reporting allocation percentages used 2002
- (b)(2)(i)(B) Reporting category of FEA 2002
- (b)(2)(ii) Reporting of allocation transfers between Levin/federal or Levin-eligible/federal accounts 2002
      2005
- (b)(2)(iii) Reporting disbursements for FEA 2002
- (b)(3) Reporting disbursements allocated between federal and nonfederal funds 2002
- (c) Filing 2002
      2002
- (c)(1) Monthly schedule 2002
- (c)(2) Electronic filing 2002
      2002
- (d) Recordkeeping 2002
300.37 - Prohibitions on fundraising for and donating to certain tax-exempt organizations 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) Prohibitions 2002
      2005
- (a)(3) Fundraising for unregistered section 527 organizations; exemptions 2002
- (a)(3)(iv) Fundraising for state or local party’s nonfederal committee 2002
- (c) Determining whether an organization makes expenditures or disbursements in connection with a Federal election 2002
- (c)(1) Certification by tax-exempt group 2002
- (c)(2) Certification by section 527 organization 2002
- (d) Criteria for certification 2002
- (d)(1) Statement signed by officer with knowledge of organization’s activities 2002
- (e) False certification 2002
- (f) Response to request for information from tax-exempt group 2002

Part 300, Subpart C: Tax-exempt organizations

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.50 - Prohibited fundraising by national party committees 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) Prohibitions on fundraising and donations 2005
- (b)(3) Application 2005
300.51 - Prohibited fundraising by state, district, or local party committees 2002
- - - 2005
- (a) Prohibitions 2005
- (b)(2) Application to entity directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained or controlled by State, district, or local committee 2005
300.52 - Fundraising by federal candidates and officeholders 2002

Part 300, Subpart D: Federal candidates and officeholders

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.60 - Scope 2002
300.61 - Federal elections 2002
300.62 - Nonfederal elections 2002
300.63 - Exceptions for nonfederal candidates 2002
- - Exception for state candidates 2010
300.64 - Exception for attending, speaking or appearing as a featured guest at fundraising events 2002
- - - 2005
- - - 2010
- (a) Publicizing and advertising fundraising event 2002
    - 2005
- - Scope 2010
- (b) May speak without restriction at event 2002
      2005
- - Participation at nonfederal fundraising events 2010
- (b)(1) Attending, speaking or being a featured guest at nonfederal fundraising events 2010
- (b)(2) Solicitations at nonfederal fundraising events 2010
- (c) Publicity for nonfederal fundraising events 2010
- (c)(1) Publicity not containing a solicitation 2010
- (c)(2) Publicity containing a solicitation limited to funds that comply with the amount limitations and source prohibitions of the Act 2010
- (c)(3) Publicity containing a solicitation outside the amount limitations and source prohibitions of the Act 2010
300.65 - Exceptions for certain tax-exempt organizations 2002
- (a)(1) When solicitation permitted 2002
- (b) Specific solicitations 2002
- (c) Voter registration, voter identification, get-out-the-vote activity and generic campaign activity 2002
- (d) Prohibited solicitations 2002
- (e) Safe harbor 2002
- (f) When safe harbor may not be relied upon 2002

Part 300, Subpart E: State and local candidates

Citation Subsection Subject Year
300.70 - Scope 2002
300.71 - Federal funds required for certain communications 2002
300.72 - Federal funds not required for certain communications 2002
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