Commission updates rules to implement change in point of entry for Senate filers
On May 2, the Commission published a notice of interim final rules on the point of entry for FEC reports in the Federal Register (84 Fed. Reg. 18697). The interim final rules eliminate references to the Secretary of the Senate and make clear that the FEC is now the official point of entry for all filings and reports.
On September 21, 2018, legislation was enacted that required all reports, designations, and notices mandated by the Federal Election Campaign Act to be filed with the Commission. Previously, Senate candidates and certain political committees were required to file such reports, designations and notices with the Secretary of the Senate.
The interim final rules took effect on May 2 (note, however, the legislation took effect upon enactment). The Commission is accepting comments on these revisions to its regulations (reference REG 2018-04) and comments received may be addressed in a subsequent rulemaking document. Comments must be received by June 3.