The Commission released for public comment, but did not approve, two alternative draft advisory opinions concerning whether a television station’s sale of advertising time to a political committee at the lowest unit charge would result in an in-kind contribution. Approval of an advisory opinion requires the affirmative vote of four members of the Commission.
This information is not intended to replace the law or to change its meaning, nor does this information create or confer any rights for or on any person or bind the Federal Election Commission or the public.
The reader is encouraged also to consult the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.), Commission regulations (Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations), Commission advisory opinions and applicable court decisions.