FEC Adjusts Penalty Amounts for Inflation - State and Federal Communications

January 8, 2024  •  

FEC Adjusts Penalty Amounts for Inflation

The Federal Election Commission has announced its civil monetary penalty amounts, adjusted for inflation, for 2024.

The potential fines for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws have increased to range from $7,256 to $84,852, from the previous range of $7,028 to $82,188.

The amounts are calculated through a statutory formula applying the most recent “cost-of-living adjustment multiplier,” issued by the Office of Management and Budget, to the current amounts.

The amended civil monetary penalties took effect as of January 5, 2024, the publication date in the Federal Register.

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