FEC Releases Legislative Recommendations - State and Federal Communications

January 31, 2014  •  

FEC Releases Legislative Recommendations


The Federal Election Commission (FEC) released its package of legislative recommendations this week. All eight recommendations were unanimously approved by the commission with the hope Congress will implement the changes.

Some of the changes proposed include requiring electronic filing of electioneering communications reports, making permanent the Administrative Fine Program for the delinquent filing of reports, and increasing and expanding the prohibitions on fraudulent misrepresentation of campaign authority.

Noting other federal and state agencies receive “donated services and products for information technology projects,” the FEC would also like Congress to authorize the commission to have the ability to accept such gifts for use in continuing “its efforts to facilitate transparency in the federal campaign finance system through a state-of-the-art, web-based public disclosure system.”


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