FEC Adjusts Penalty Amounts for Inflation - State and Federal Communications

January 2, 2018  •  

FEC Adjusts Penalty Amounts for Inflation

On December 27, the Federal Election Commission published its civil monetary penalty amounts adjusted for inflation in the Federal Register.

The potential fine for civil violations of federal campaign finance laws now ranges from $5,817 to $68,027.

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 each December, to the current amounts.

The amended civil monetary penalties took effect as of December 27, the publication date.

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