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Citation index: Parts 101 and 102

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 101: Candidate status and designations

Citation Subsection Subject Year
101.1 - Duration of candidate status 1975
- - - 1977
- - Candidate designations 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
      2009
- (a) Principal campaign committee 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- (b) Authorized committee 1980
101.2 - Candidate designations 1975
- - - 1977
- - Candidate as agent of authorized committee 1980
- (a) Candidate making financial arrangement 1980
- - - 2002
- (b) Financial transactions made prior to candidacy 1980
101.3 - Waiver of candidate reporting 1975
- - - 1977
- - Funds received or expended prior to becoming a candidate 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 2002
- - - 2010

Part 102: Registration, organization and recordkeeping by political committees

Citation Subsection Subject Year
102.1 - Registration of political committee 1975
- - - 1977
- - - 1980
- (a) Principal campaign committee 1980
- (b) Authorized committees 1980
- (c) Separate segregated funds 1980
- (d) Other political committees 1980
102.2 - Forms and filing 1975
- - - 1977
- - Statement of organization: forms and committee identification numbers 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 1989
- - - 1993
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- - - 2017
- - - 2019
- (a)(1) Statement of organization 1980
- - - 1985
- - - 1993
      2001
      2003
      2009
- - - 2017
- - - 2019
- (a)(1)(i) Name, address and type of committee 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(ii) Connected organization or affiliated committee 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(iii) Custodian of books and accounts 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(iv) Treasurer 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(v) Authorized committee address 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(vi) Banks and depositories 1980
      2001
- (a)(1)(vii) Website/email addresses 2001
- (a)(1)(viii) Email address of House and Senate principal campaign committee 2003
      2009
- (a)(2) * Change or correction in information 1980
- - - 2001
- (a)(3) Qualification as multicandidate committee; notice to FEC 1993
- - - 2003
- (b) Disclosure of connected organization or affiliated committee 1980
      1989
      2003
- (b)(1) Affiliated committees 1980
- - - 1989
- - - 2003
- (b)(1)(i) Principal campaign committee and affiliates 1980
- - - 1989
- - - 2003
- (b)(1)(ii)(A) Political committees established by single parent corporation 1980
- (b)(1)(ii)(B) Political committees established by subsidiaries 1980
- (b)(1)(ii)(C) * Committee identification number 1980
- (b)(2) Connected organization 1980
102.3 - Changes or correction in information 1975
- - - 1977
- - * Termination of registration 1980
- - - 1991
- (a) * Termination by political committee 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 1991
- (a)(2) Use of residual funds 1991
- (b) * Termination of principal campaign committee 1980
102.4 - Termination of registration 1975
- - - 1977
- - Administrative termination 1980
- - - 1996
- (c)(1) Compliance with debt settlement procedures 1996
102.5 - Identification number 1975
- - - 1977
- - Organizations financing political activity other than through transfers and joint fundraisers 1980
- - - 1991
- - - 2002
- - - 2005
- - - 2007
- (a) * Organizations that are political committees 1980
- - - 1991
- - - 2002
- - - 2005
- - - 2007
- (a)(1) Separate federal account 1980
- - - 1991
- - - 2002
- - - 2005
- (a)(1)(i) Transfers from nonfederal account 1991
- - - 2005
- (a)(2) One committee for both federal and nonfederal activity 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 2002
- (a)(3) Funds solicited with reference to federal election 1991
- - Levin fund accounts 2002
- (a)(4) Funds solicited by federal candidate and officeholders 2002
- (a)(5) Allocation accounts used for funding Levin activities 2002
- (b) Organizations that do not qualify as political committees 1980
- - - 2002
- (b)(1) Contributions, expenditures and exempted payments 2002
- (b)(2) Payments for certain federal election activities 2002
102.6 - Registration of State committees; establishment of federal campaign committees by political committees 1975
- - Federal committees and accounts; separation of federal and nonfederal funds 1977
- - Transfers and joint fundraisers 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 2003
- - - 2004
- (a) Transfers between committees 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 2003
- - - 2004
- (a)(1) Who may take transfers 1983
- (a)(1)(i) Party committees 1983
- (a)(1)(ii) Affiliated committees 1983
- - - 2003
- - - 2004
- (a)(1)(iii) Participants in joint fundraising activity 1983
- (a)(1)(iv) Funds for transfers 1983
- (a)(2) * When recordkeeping and registration required 1983
- (b) Joint fundraising by committees other than separate segregated funds 1980
- - Fundraising by collecting agents 1983
- (b)(1) Collecting agent 1983
- (b)(2) Collecting agent not required to report 1983
- (b)(3) Who is not a collecting agent 1983
- (b)(4) SSF not required to use collecting agent 1983
- (c) Joint fundraising procedures 1983
- (c)(1) Separate segregated fund responsible for acts of collecting agent 1983
- (c)(2) Solicitation for contributions 1983
- (c)(3) Checks combining contributions with other payments 1983
- (c)(4) Transmittal of contributions 1983
- (c)(4)(i) Time period for transmittal 1983
- (c)(4)(ii) Transmittal of contributions in other forms 1983
- (c)(4)(ii)(A) * Transmittal account 1983
- (c)(4)(ii)(B) Treasury account 1983
- (c)(4)(ii)(C) * Account for State and local election activity 1983
- (c)(4)(ii)(D) * Money orders and cashiers checks 1983
- (c)(5) * Contributor information 1983
- (c)(6) Retention of records 1983
- (c)(7) Reporting of funds received through collecting agents 1983
102.7 - Organization of political committees 1977
- - - 1980
- - - 2002
- (a) Treasurer requirement 1980
- (b) * Vacancy in office of treasurer 1980
- (c) * Unauthorized expenditure 1980
- (d) Candidate as agent 1980
- - - 2002
102.8 - Receipts of contributions 1977
- - - 1980
- (a) Forwarding of received contributions 1980
- (b)(1) Contribution of $50 or less 1980
- (b)(2) Contribution exceeding $50 1980
- (c) Earmarked contributions received by conduit 1980
102.9 - * Accounting for contributions and expenditures 1977
- - - 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 2003
- - - 2014
- (a) Accounting of contributions 1980
- - - 2003
- (a)(4) Maintain full size photocopy or digital image 2003
- (b) Accounting of disbursements 1980
- (b)(1)(iv) Purpose 1980
- (b)(2) Keeping of receipt or invoice for disbursement 1980
- (c) Retention of records 1980
- (d) Best efforts 1980
- (e) Best efforts 1977
- - * Contributions for general election received before primary election date 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 2003
- (e)(1) Acceptable accounting method 2003
- (e)(2) Explicit accounting method 2003
- (f) Retention of documentation for designations and redesignations 1987
- - - 2014
102.10 - Petty cash fund 1977
- - Disbursement by check 1980
102.11 - Designation of principal campaign committee 1977
- - Petty cash fund 1980
102.12 - Authorization of political committee 1977
- - Designation of principal campaign committee 1980
- - - 2006
- (a) Designation by candidate 1980
- (b) * Only one candidate designation 1980
- - - 2006
- (c)(1) Political committee supporting more than one candidate 1980
- (c)(2) Support 1980
- - - 2006
102.13 - Notice; solicitation of contributions 1977
- - * Authorization of political committees 1980
      2002
      2006
- (a) * By candidate 1980
- (b) * Committee soliciting funds on behalf of candidate 1980
- - - 2002
- (c)(1) Political committee supporting more than one candidate 1980
- (c)(2) Support 1980
- - - 2002
- - - 2006
102.14 - Retention of records 1977
- - Name of political committee 1980
- - - 1992
- - - 1994
- - - 2002
- (a) Name of candidate 1980
- - - 1992
- (b)(1) Naming delegate committee 1980
- (b)(2) Naming draft committee 1980
- (b)(3) Naming committee/project opposing candidate 1994
- (c) Name of connected organization 1980
- - - 1980
- - - 2002
102.15 - Segregated funds 1977
- - Commingled funds 1980
- - - 2010
102.16 - Notice:  solicitation of contributions 1980
102.17 - Joint fundraising by committees other than separate segregated funds 1983
- - - 1991
- - - 2002
- (a) General 1983
- - - 1991
- (a)(1) Forming separate committee 1983
    1 1991
- (a)(1)(i) Between political committees 1983
- (a)(1)(ii) Fundraising representative 1983
- (a)(2) Entities in joint fundraising 1983
- (a)(3) Joint fundraising representatives 1983
- (b) Fundraising representatives 1983
- (b)(3) Funds advanced for fundraising costs 1983
- (b)(3)(i) Amount in proportion to allocation formula 1983
- (b)(3)(ii) Amount advanced more than proportionate share of fundraising costs 1983
- (b)(3)(iii) Unlimited amounts advanced by affiliated committees 1983
- (c) Joint fundraising procedures 1983
- - - 1991
- (c)(1) Written agreement by participants 1983
- - - 1991
- (c)(2) Fundraising notice 1983
- (c)(2)(i) Contents of fundraising notice 1983
- (c)(2)(i)(A) Names of participating committees 1983
- (c)(2)(i)(B) Allocation formula 1983
- (c)(2)(i)(C) Statement of intention to designate 1983
- (c)(2)(i)(D) Statement of change in allocation formula 1983
- (c)(2)(ii) Special notice 1983
- (c)(2)(ii)(A) Joint fundraiser to pay outstanding debts 1983
- (c)(2)(ii)(B) Contributions from sources prohibited under the Act 1983
- (c)(3) Separate depository account 1983
- (c)(3)(i) Separate account for receipt and disbursement of joint fundraising proceeds 1983
- (c)(3)(ii) Deposit of contributions 1983
- (c)(3)(iii) Reporting requirements 1983
- (c)(4) Recordkeeping requirements 1983
- (c)(4)(i) Screening of contributions 1983
- (c)(4)(ii) Contributor information 1983
- (c)(4)(iii) Length of time for keeping disbursement records 1983
- (c)(5) Contribution limitations 1983
- (c)(6) Allocation of gross proceeds 1983
- (c)(6)(i) Allocation formula 1983
- (c)(6)(ii) Designated contributions 1983
- (c)(6)(iii) Prohibited contributions 1983
- (c)(7) Allocation of expenses and distribution of net proceeds 1983
- - - 1991
- (c)(7)(i)(A) Participants not affiliated or party committees of same party 1983
- (c)(7)(i)(B) Expenses of one participant paid for by another 1983
- (c)(7)(i)(C) Series of fundraising events 1991
- (c)(7)(ii) Exemption from allocation 1983
- (c)(7)(iii) Payment of expenses from gross proceeds 1983
- (c)(8) Reporting requirements 1983
- (c)(8)(i)(A) Reporting of contributions 1983
- (c)(8)(i)(B) Receipts after distribution of net proceeds 1983
- (c)(8)(ii) Reporting of disbursements 1983
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