Massachusetts Updates Campaign Finance Regulations - State and Federal Communications

April 4, 2018  •  

Massachusetts Updates Campaign Finance Regulations

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance released a draft version of updates to the agency’s regulations taking affect at the end of the month.

The changes were subject to a public hearing last month and aim to make the regulations consistent with changes to campaign finance law and agency practices of the last few years.

Some changes include updated due dates for electronically filed reports, clarifications on when an organization must register as a political committee, and explanations of the circumstances in which an independent expenditure political action committee (PAC) becomes a traditional PAC.

The official effective date of the updated regulations has not yet been announced, and a final copy of the changes will not be publicly available until later this month.

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