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Citation index: Parts 9001 - 9004 (General election financing)

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 9001: Scope

Citation Subsection Subject Year
9001.1 - Scope 1980
- - - 1991
- - - 2003
- - - 2009

Part 9002: Definitions

Citation Subsection Subject Year
9002.1 - Authorized committee 1980
- - - 1983
- (d) References to committees 1983
9002.2 - Candidate 1980
- - - 1983
9002.3 - Commission 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1985
- - - 2017
9002.4 - Eligible candidates 1980
- - - 1983
9002.5 - Fund 1980
- - - 1983
9002.6 - * Major party 1980
- - - 1983
9002.7 - * Minor party 1980
- - - 1983
9002.8 - New party 1980
- - - 1983
9002.9 - Political committee 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1991
9002.10 - Presidential election 1980
- - - 1983
9002.11 - Qualified campaign expense 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1995
- - - 2002
- (a) What is a qualified campaign expense 1980
- - - 1983
- (a)(3) Expenses which violate State or federal laws 1980
  (b) Expenditures made to further campaign 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 2002
- (b)(1) Expenditure incurred on behalf of campaign 1980
- (b)(2) Expenditure made on behalf of candidate 1980
- - - 1983
- (b)(2)(iii) Committee requested to make expenditure 1983
- (b)(3) Expenditure furthering one's election by furthering election of another 1980
- - - 1987
- (b)(4) Expenditures for travel by media and Secret Service 1980
- - - 1983
- (b)(5) Expenditures for legal and accounting services 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 2002
- (c) When expenses are considered qualified campaign expenses 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
9002.12 - Expenditure report period 1980
- - - 1983
9002.13 - Contribution 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 2002
9002.14 - Secretary 1980
- - - 1983
9002.15 - Political party 1980
- - - 1983

Part 9003: Eligibility for payments

Citation Subsection Subject Year
9003.1 - * Candidate and committee agreements 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1998
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- (a) General requirements 1980
- - - 1983
- (b) Conditions 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1998
- - - 2001
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- (b)(1) Burden of proof 1983
- (b)(2) Agreement on documentation 1983
- (b)(3) Explanation of disbursements 1983
- (b)(4) * Agreement to furnish all documentation 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1995
- (b)(5) Examinations and audits 1983
- (b)(6) Campaign depository 1983
- (b)(7) Compliance with requirements 1983
- (b)(8) Agreement to pay civil penalties 1983
- - - 2003
- - - 2009
- (b)(9) Agreement to pay civil penalties 1995
- (b)(10) Agreement to use closed captioning in advertisements 1995
- (b)(11) Agreement to file electronic reports 1998
- - 9003.1(b)(11) removed 2001
9003.2 - Candidate certification 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- (a) Major party candidates 1980
- - - 1983
- (b) Minor and new party candidates 1980
- - - 1983
- (c) All candidates 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- (c)(1) * Immediate family 1980
- (c)(2) * Exemption for personal funds 1980
- (c)(3) Personal funds 1980
- - - 1983
- (c)(3)(i) Personal funds 1983
- (c)(3)(iii) Personal funds in joint ownership situations 1983
- - - 1983
- (c)(4) Expenditures by vice presidential candidates 1980
- (c)(5) Contributions from family funds not controlled by candidate 1980
- (c)(6) Deposit of personal funds 1980
- (c)(7) Exemption for repayments 1987
- (c)(8) Disbursements made on candidate's credit card 1987
- (d) * Form 1980
- - - 1983
9003.3 - Allowable contributions 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 2000
- - - 2003
- (a) Legal and accounting compliance fund (GELAC fund) 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 2000
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- (a)(1) Sources 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 2000
- - - 2003
- (a)(1)(i) Establishment of account 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
- - - 2000
- - - 2003
- (a)(1)(ii) Transfer of excess funds from primary account 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 2003
- (a)(1)(ii)(A) Transfer prior to nomination 2003
- (a)(1)(iii) Contributions designated for the primary but received in the general 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- (a)(1)(iv) Contributions made after start of expenditure report period 1995
- - - 2003
- (a)(1)(iv)(C) Redesignation is not presumptive 2003
- (a)(1)(v) Excessive primary contribution may be presumptively redesignated to GELAC 2003
- (a)(1)(vi) When contribution is designated 1995
- (a)(2) Uses of contributions to GELAC fund 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- (a)(2)(i) Use of funds 1980
      1983
- - - 1995
- - - 2003
- (a)(2)(i)(D) Use of contributions to solicit additional contributions 1980
- - - 2003
- (a)(2)(i)(E) Borrowing of contributions to fund in order to defray expenses 1980
- (a)(2)(i)(H) Transportation for Secret Service 1995
- (a)(2)(i)(I) Winding down expenses 2003
- (a)(2)(ii)(A) Costs paid from GELAC fund 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 1995
- (a)(2)(ii)(B) Reimbursement for compliance costs 1980
- (a)(2)(ii)(G) Reimbursement for compliance costs 1995
- (a)(2)(iii) Exemption from expenditure limitation 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
- - - 2002
- (a)(2)(iv) Use of contributions to retire primary debts 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
- - - 2003
- (a)(3) Reporting, recordkeeping, and documentation of GELAC fund 1980
- - - 1983
- (b) Contributions to defray qualified campaign expenses 1980
- - Contributions to defray qualified campaign expenses-major party candidates 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1995
- (b)(1) Conditions for solicitation 1980
- (b)(1)(i) Major party candidates 1980
- (b)(1)(ii) Minor or new party candidates 1980
- (b)(2) Deposit of private contributions 1980
- (b)(3) Transfers from legal and accounting fund 1980
- (b)(4) Exemption for costs of solicitation 1980
- (b)(5) Aggregation on contributions 1980
-   * Costs of soliciting contributions to account 1983
- (b)(6) Costs for overhead and computer services 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1995
- (b)(6)(i) Overhead costs 1987
- (b)(7) Exemption from limitation 1983
- (b)(8) Expanded exemption claim 1983
- (b)(9) Alternative allocation methods 1987
- (c) * Minor and new party candidates 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1990
- - - 1995
- (c)(3) Costs of producing and delivering computerized information 1990
- (c)(6) Compliance and overhead costs 1987
- - - 1995
- (c)(10) Alternative allocation methods 1987
9003.4 - Expenses incurred before the beginning of the expenditure report period or receipt of federal funds 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- (a)(1) Permissible expenditures 1980
- - - 1995
- (a)(2) Time period for use of sources 1980
- (b) Sources 1980
- (b)(1) Candidate loan 2002
- (c) Deposit and disclosure 1980
9003.5 - Documentation of disbursements 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2003
- - - 2014
- (a) Burden of proof of qualified campaign expenses 1980
- (a)(1) Documentation of disbursements exceeding $200 1980
- (a)(2) Documentation of other expenditures 1980
- (a)(3) Payee 1980
- (a)(4) Retention of canceled check 1980
- (a)(5) Purpose of disbursement 1980
- (b) Documentation required 1980
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2003
- - - 2014
- (b)(1) For disbursements exceeding $200 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2003
- - - 2014
- (b)(1)(i) Documentation for disbursement 1995
- (b)(1)(iii)(B) Pre-established policy 2014
- (b)(1)(iv) Evidence of qualified campaign expense 1991
- - Statement of purpose 1995
- - - 1999
- (b)(3) Definition of payee 1995
- (b)(4) General documentation requirements apply 2003
- (c) Retention of records 1983
- (d) Capital and other assets 1987
9003.6 - Books and records 1980
- - - 1983
- - Production of computer information 1990
- (a) Information to be supplied 1990
- (b) Production costs; technical specifications 1990
- (c) Production of technical materials 1990
9003.7 - Audit and examination 1980
- - Section deleted 1983
9003.8 - Compliance with law and regulations 1980
- - Section deleted 1983
- (a) Notice of compliance 1980
- - Section deleted 1983
- (b) Payment of penalties 1980
- - Section deleted 1983
         

Part 9004: Entitlement of eligible candidates to payments; use of payments

Citation Subsection Subject Year
9004.1 - Major parties 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 2002
9004.2 - Pre-election payments: minor and new parties 1980
- - - 1983
- (a) * Minor party candidate in preceding election 1980
- (b) * Minor party candidate in current election 1980
9004.3 - Post-election payments: minor and new parties 1980
- - - 1983
- (a) * Minor and new party candidates 1980
- - - 1983
- (b) * Amount of entitlement 1980
- - - 1983
- (c) * Amount of entitlement limited by payment 1980
- - - 1983
9004.4 - Use of payments 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- (a) Qualified campaign expenses 1980
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2002
- - - 2003
- (a)(2) Loan repayment 2002
- (a)(4) Winding-down costs 1980
- - - 1999
- - - 2003
- (a)(4)(i) * Costs associated with termination of campaign 1999
- (a)(4)(ii) Costs incurred prior to end of expenditure report period 1999
- - Removed 2003
- (a)(5) * Gifts and bonuses 1995
- - Costs incurred prior to end of expenditure report period 2003
- (a)(6) * Gifts and bonuses 2003
- (b) Non-qualified campaign expenses 1980
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2003
- (b)(2) Excessive expenditures 1987
- (b)(3) Non-qualified campaign expenses 2003
- (b)(4) Civil or criminal penalties 1987
- (b)(6) Payments to candidate 1987
- (b)(7) Transfers to previous campaign 1991
- (b)(8) Lost or damaged items 1995
- - Lost, misplaced or stolen items 1999
- (c) Sources of funds for repayments 1987
- - Subsection (c) moved to 9007.2(a)(4) 1995
9004.5 - Investment of public funds 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
9004.6 - Transportation and services made available to media and Secret Service; reimbursements 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - Expenditures for transportation and services made available to media personnel; reimbursements 2004
- - - 2016
- (a) Expenditures for services provided to media personnel 1980
- - - 1983
- - Expenditures for services provided to media and Secret Service personnel 1991
- - - 1999
- (a)(2) Permission to obtain reimbursement from media 1999
- (a)(3) Costs that may be charged to the media 1999
- (b) Reimbursement limits 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2004
- (b)(1) Reimbursement limit 1995
- (b)(2) Media representative’s pro rata share 1995
- - - 1999
- - - 2004
- (b)(3) Billing and payment guidelines 1999
- (c) Reporting 1980
- - Deduction of reimbursements from expenditures subject to overall limit 1995
- - - 2016
- (c)(2) Administrative costs 1995
- (d) Disposal of excess reimbursements 1987
- -   1991
- - - 1995
- (d)(1) Reimbursements for providing services for media 1987
- - - 1991
- (e) Reporting 1995
9004.7 - Allocation of travel expenses 1980
- - - 1983
- - - 1995
- - Allocation of travel expenditures 2004
- - - 2010
- - - 2010
- (b)(2) Trip involving campaign and non-campaign stops 1995
- - - 1995
- (b)(3) Itinerary 1995
- (b)(5) Candidates using government conveyance 1983
- - - 1995
- - - 2004
- - - 2010
- (b)(5)(i) Amount of payment 1995
- - - 2004
- - - 2010
- (b)(5)(i)(A) Removed 2004
- (b)(5)(i)(B) Removed 2004
- (b)(5)(i)(C) Travel to city not served by regular commercial service 1995
- - Removed 2004
- (b)(5)(ii) Positioning flights 1995
- - Removed and reserved 2004
- (b)(5)(iii) Other forms of conveyance 1995
- - - 2004
- - - 2010
- (b)(5)(iv) Use of accommodations paid for by a government entity 1995
- - - 2004
- (b)(5)(v) * Documentation of fare 1995
- - - 2004
- - - 2010
- (b)(8) Travel on corporate conveyance 1995
- - Travel using other means of transportation 2004
- - - 2010
- (c) Repayment owed 1980
9004.8 - Withdrawal by candidate 1980
- - - 1983
- (b) Requirements after withdrawal 1980
- (c) Amount to be repaid 1980
- - Subsection deleted 1983
- (d) Final repayment to Treasury 1980
- - Subsection deleted 1983
9004.9 - Net outstanding qualified campaign expenses 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1991
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- (a) Candidates receiving post-election funding 1987
- - - 1995
- (a)(2) Cash on hand 1987
- (a)(3) Exemptions from outstanding obligations 1987
- (d) Assets 1983
- - - 1987
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- (d)(1) Capital assets 1987
- - - 1995
- - - 1999
- (d)(2) Other assets 1987
- (e) Review of candidate statement 1983
- - Collectability of accounts receivable 1987
- (f) * Review of candidate statement 1987
9004.10 - Sale of assets required for fundraising purposes 1983
- - - 1991
9004.11 - Winding down expenses 2003
- (a) Definition 2003
- (b) Winding down limitation 2003
- (c) Allocation of primary and general winding down costs 2003
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