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FEC discusses draft NPRM on internet disclaimers, issues advisory opinion

March 8, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today discussed and held over a vote on a draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and issued an advisory opinion.

Reg 2011-02: Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Internet Disclaimers. The Commission discussed and held over a vote on a Draft Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would request comment on proposed changes to Commission regulations concerning disclaimers on certain internet communications.

Advisory Opinion 2018-01 (Libertarian Party of Utah). The Commission issued an advisory opinion in response to a request from the Libertarian Party of Utah (the Committee). The Commission concluded that the Committee qualifies as a state committee of a political party.

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.