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SERS supplemental information

Supplemental information 

The SERS database currently contains public documents from Commission REG projects from the present time back to 1991. Additional REG documents will be added soon. Please check this page from time to time for additional updates. For further information on how to navigate SERS, please refer to the help page, which is accessible throughout SERS by clicking the ? icon. If you have further questions or comments about the SERS database, please email the Commission at SERS-System-Comments@fec.gov.

Recently updated projects

  • REG 2018-01 Former candidates’ personal use 
  • REG 2017-02 Change of address; Technical amendments
  • REG 2017-01 Civil monetary penalties inflation adjustments 2018
  • REG 2016-05 Civil monetary penalties inflation adjustments 2017
  • REG 2014-06 Amendment to 11 CFR 110.13(c) (candidate debates)
  • REG 2014-02 Independent expenditures by authorized committees; reporting multistate independent expenditures and electioneering communications
  • REG 2011-02 Internet communication disclaimers

Index of REG names

Users may use this index to review available REG projects by name and subject, even if they don’t know the REG number. While the index serves as a quick subject-matter reference, it is not intended to replace the SERS search function or the Commission’s E&J citation and chronological indexes.

Administrative fine program

  • 2001 extension, REG 2001-03
  • 2002 revisions, REG 2002-01
  • 2003 extension, REG 2003-05
  • 2005 extension, REG 2005-05
  • 2008 extension, REG 2008-06
  • 2013 extension, REG 2013-05
  • 2015 extension, REG 2015-01
  • Administrative fines and forms, petition for rulemaking from Bauer, Robert F., et al., REG 2015-01
  • Best efforts defense, REG 2006-02
  • Creation, REG 1999-09

Agent definition (Shays I), REG 2004-08

Allocation rules repeal (EMILY'S List), REG 2009-02

Brokerage loans and lines of credit, REG 2000-03

Candidate debates

  • Candidate selection criteria, petition for rulemaking from Level the Playing Field, REG 2014-06
  • Petition for rulemaking from Mary Clare Wohlford, William T. Wohlford, and Martin T. Mortimer, REG 1999-04
  • Petition for rulemaking from various media entities, REG 2002-12

Candidate solicitation

  • Shays I revisions, REG 2004-14
  • Shays III revisions, REG 2008-02

Contribution limitations and prohibitions

  • Aggregate limit repeal (McCutcheon), REG 2014-07
  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-03
  • Contributions by minors rules repeal, REG 2004-05
  • Contributions from corporations and other organizations to political committees, REG 2015-03
  • Increase in amount limits for authorized committees supporting other authorized committees, REG 2004-15
  • Millionaires’ amendment rules, REG 2002-07
  • Millionaires’ amendment rules repeal (Davis), REG 2008-05
  • Multicandidate committees and biennial contribution limits, REG 2002-08
  • Party contribution limits, REG 2014-10
  • See also: Nonfederal funds
  • See also: Technical amendments & reorganization

Coordinated communications

  • Shays I revisions, REG 2005-02
  • Shays III revisions, REG 2008-03

Coordinated party expenditures

  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-11
  • Repeal (McConnell), REG 2004-02

Corporations and labor organizations

  • Contributions from corporations and other organizations to political committees, REG 2015-03
  • Independent expenditures and electioneering communications by corporations and labor organizations (Citizens United), REG 2010-01
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-04
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-02

Civil monetary penalties

  • 2001 inflation adjustments, REG 2001-02
  • 2005 inflation adjustments, REG 2005-01
  • 2009 inflation adjustments, REG 2009-01
  • 2013 inflation adjustments, REG 2013-02
  • 2016 inflation adjustments, REG 2016-02
  • 2017 inflation adjustments, REG 2016-05
  • 2018 inflation adjustments, REG 2017-01
  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-04
  • Debt collection, REG 2009-03

Disclaimers

  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-04
  • Internet communications, REG 2011-02
  • See also: Technical amendments & reorganization

Electioneering communications

  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-05
  • By corporations and labor organizations (Citizens United & petition for rulemaking from the James Madison Center for Free Speech), REG 2010-01
  • Definition revisions (Shays I), REG 2005-04
  • Documentary exception, REG 2004-06
  • Grassroots lobbying exception, REG 2006-01
  • Independent expenditures and electioneering communications by corporations and labor organizations (Citizens United), REG 2010-01
  • Independent expenditures by authorized committees; reporting multistate independent expenditures and electioneering communications, REG 2014-02
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-04
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-02
  • Reporting, petition for rulemaking from The Center for Individual Freedom, REG 2012-01
  • WRTL exception, REG 2007-02

Express advocacy definition, REG 1999-01

FEC address, REG 2017-02

Federal contractors

  • Amendment of 11 CFR 115, petition for rulemaking from Public Citizen, REG 2014-09

Federal Election Activity

  • Federal Election Activity and nonfederal elections, REG 2007-06
  • Political party rules, REG 2016-03
  • Shays I revisions, REG 2004-09
  • Shays III revisions, REG 2008-04

Federal office definition, REG 2014-05

Fraudulent solicitations

  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-04
  • See also: Technical amendments & reorganization

Hybrid ads, REG 2007-01

Inaugural committees, REG 2004-01

Independent expenditures

  • By corporations and labor organizations (Citizens United & petition for rulemaking from The James Madison Center for Free Speech), REG 2010-01
  • By parties, REG 2002-11
  • By parties (McConnell), REG 2004-02
  • Independent expenditures and electioneering communications by corporations and labor organizations (Citizens United), REG 2010-01
  • Independent expenditures by authorized committees; reporting multistate independent expenditures and electioneering communications, REG 2014-02
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-04
  • Independent spending by corporations, labor organizations, foreign nationals, and certain political committees (Citizens United), REG 2015-02
  • McConnell revisions, REG 2004-02
  • Reporting (pre-BCRA), REG 2000-02
  • Reporting, petition for rulemaking from Representative Chris Van Hollen, REG 2011-01

Internet

  • Communications, REG 1999-03
  • Communications (Shays I), REG 2004-12
  • Disclaimers, REG 2011-02
  • See also: Technological modernization

Leadership PACs, REG 2002-06

Levin fundsde minimis exception, REG 2004-13

Limited liability partnerships, REG 2012-02

Lobbyist bundling, REG 2007-04

Mailing lists, REG 2003-03

Matching credit and debit card contributions

  • Authorization, REG 1999-02
  • Required documentation, REG 1999-11

Millionaires’ amendment regulations, see Contribution limitations and prohibitions

National Voter Registration Act regulations see technical amendments and reorganizations

Nonfederal funds, REG 2002-09

Party donations to tax-exempt organizations revisions, REG 2004-03

Payroll deduction contributions to trade association SSFs, REG 2004-07

Personal use

  • Former candidates’ and officeholders personal use, REG 2018-01
  • 2004 amendments, REG 2004-16
  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act rules, REG 2002-04
  • See also: Technical amendments & reorganization

Phone banks, REG 2003-04

Political committee

  • Definition, REG 2000-01
  • Status, 2003-07
  • Supplemental explanation and justification (Shays II), REG 2003-07

Public financing of presidential candidates and committees, REG 2001-01

Reporting

  • Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act consolidated reporting, REG 2002-02
  • E-filing, REG 1999-08
  • Election cycle reporting, REG 1999-06
  • Filing documents by priority mail, express mail, and overnight delivery, REG 2004-04
  • PAC reporting, REG 1999-07
  • See also: Independent expenditures; Electioneering communications; Technical amendments & reorganizations

Solicit and direct definitions (Shays I), REG 2005-03

Standards of conduct, REG 2003-01

State party payment of salaries and wages (Shays I), REG 2004-10

Technical amendments & reorganizations

  • 2009 CFR, REG 2008-07
  • 2013 CFR, REG 2013-04
  • 2015 CFR, REG 2015-06
  • 2016 CFR, REG 2016-04
  • Change of FEC address, REG 2017-02
  • Reorganization of contribution and expenditure regulations, REG 2002-10
  • Technical amendments to contribution and expenditure definitions, personal use, disclaimers, and reporting, REG 2004-11
  • Transfer of National Voter Registration Act regulations, REG 2008-01

Technological modernization, REG 2013-01

Travel

  • Campaign travel (Honest Leadership and Open Government Act), REG 2007-03
  • Candidate travel, REG 2003-02

Voting records and voter guides, REG 1999-05