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FEC approves a Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Communication Disclaimers and the Definition of “Public Communication”

March 14, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today approved a Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on internet communication disclaimers and the definition of “public communication.”

 Reg 2011-02: Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Disclaimers and Definition of “Public Communication.”  The Commission approved a Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking requesting comment on two alternative proposals to amend its regulations concerning disclaimers on public communications on the internet that contain express advocacy, solicit contributions, or are made by political committees. The approved draft notice also requests comment on proposed changes to the definition of “public communication.” Comments must be received on or before 60 days after the date of publication in the Federal Register. The Commission will hold a public hearing on this notice on June 27, 2018.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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