The Commission has posted on its website a set of illustrative examples of internet disclaimers, applying proposals in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on REG 2011-02 (Internet Communication Disclaimers) to sample internet ads. The examples were placed on the website for members of the public to consider when submitting comments on the rulemaking. In the NPRM, the Commission requests comment on two alternative proposals to amend its regulations concerning disclaimers on certain communications on the internet that contain express advocacy, solicit contributions, or are made by political committees. Comments must be submitted on or before May 25, 2018.
All comments must be in writing. Commenters are encouraged to submit comments electronically via the Commission’s website at sers.fec.gov/fosers/rulemaking.htm?pid=74739. Alternatively, commenters may submit comments in paper form, addressed to the Federal Election Commission, Attn: Neven F. Stipanovic, Acting Assistant General Counsel, 1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20463. All comments must include the full name, city, and state of each commenter or they will not be considered. The Commission will post all comments to its website and in the FEC’s Public Records Office at the conclusion of the comment period.
The Commission will hold a public hearing on this rulemaking on June 27, 2018.