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Civil Monetary Penalties Annual Inflation AdjustmentsRule2017-0143102/02/2017FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionAs required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, the Federal Election Commission is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidentia … As required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, the Federal Election Commission is adjusting for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil monetary penalties being adjusted are those negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for certain statutory violations, and those imposed by the Commission for late filing of or failure to file certain reports required by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and the adjusted amounts will apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of these rules.civil-monetary-penalties-annual-inflation-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2017-01431
Technical Amendments and CorrectionsRule2016-3069912/23/2016FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations. These are non-substantive amendments to correct typographical errors, update references, and remove provisions that no longer apply.The Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations. These are non-substantive amendments to correct typographical errors, update references, and remove provisions that no longer apply.technical-amendments-and-correctionsFR-Doc-2016-30699
Technical and Conforming Changes and Corrections to FHFA RegulationsRule2016-2602211/02/2016FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYFederal Housing Finance AgencyThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove duplicative definitions. FH … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is amending its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove duplicative definitions. FHFA is also removing provisions that are no longer applicable, clarifying other provisions by incorporating language to implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and making other changes and corrections.technical-and-conforming-changes-and-corrections-to-fhfa-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-26022
Technological ModernizationProposed Rule2016-2510211/02/2016FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Federal Election Commission requests comment on proposed changes to its regulations to address contributions and expenditures that are made by electronic means, such as through internet-based payment processors or text messagin … The Federal Election Commission requests comment on proposed changes to its regulations to address contributions and expenditures that are made by electronic means, such as through internet-based payment processors or text messaging; to eliminate and update references to outdated technologies; and to address similar issues. The Commission has not made any final decisions about the issues and proposals presented in this rulemaking.technological-modernizationFR-Doc-2016-25102
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Governance; Standards of Conduct; Risk Management; and Disclosure and ReportingRule2016-1745507/27/2016FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is finalizing new regulations related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's (Farmer Mac or Corporation) risk governance and making enhancements to existing disclosure and re … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is finalizing new regulations related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's (Farmer Mac or Corporation) risk governance and making enhancements to existing disclosure and reporting requirements. The risk governance regulations require the Corporation to establish and maintain a board-level risk management committee and a risk officer, as well as risk management policies and internal controls. The changes to disclosure and reporting requirements remove repetitive reporting and allow for electronic filing of reports. We also finalize rules on the examination and enforcement authorities held by the FCA Office of Secondary Market Oversight (OSMO) over the Corporation.federal-agricultural-mortgage-corporation-governance-standards-of-conduct-risk-management-andFR-Doc-2016-17455
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation AdjustmentsRule2016-1487706/24/2016FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionAs required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Federal Election Commission is adopting interim final rules to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under t … As required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Federal Election Commission is adopting interim final rules to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the Federal Election Campaign Act, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil monetary penalties being adjusted are those negotiated by the Commission or imposed by a court for certain statutory violations; and those imposed by the Commission for late filing of or failure to file certain reports required by the Federal Election Campaign Act. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and the adjusted amounts will apply to penalties assessed after the effective date of these rules.civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2016-14877
Technical Amendments and CorrectionsRule2016-1266106/01/2016FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations.The Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations.technical-amendments-and-correctionsFR-Doc-2016-12661
Technical and Conforming Changes and Corrections to FHFA RegulationsProposed Rule2016-1206605/26/2016FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCYFederal Housing Finance AgencyThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) proposes to amend its rules to make a number of conforming changes and corrections intended to fix citations, provide for consistent use of terminology, and remove outdated or duplicative rule provisions and definitions. FHFA also proposes to remove provisions that FHFA believes are no longer applicable, clarify other provisions by incorporating language that would implement existing FHFA regulatory interpretations, and make other changes and corrections.technical-and-conforming-changes-and-corrections-to-fhfa-regulationsFR-Doc-2016-12066
Volunteers in Service to AmericaRule2015-2579010/20/2015CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICECorporation for National and Community ServiceThe Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) publishes new regulations under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, and the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, for the Volunteers in … The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) publishes new regulations under the Domestic Volunteer Service Act of 1973, as amended, and the National and Community Service Act of 1990, as amended, for the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, including certain changes to update existing regulations.volunteers-in-service-to-americaFR-Doc-2015-25790
Secretarial Election ProceduresRule2015-2617610/19/2015DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORInterior DepartmentThe Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations governing Secretarial elections and procedures for tribal members to petition for Secretarial elections. This rule reflects changes in the law and the requirement that regula … The Bureau of Indian Affairs is amending its regulations governing Secretarial elections and procedures for tribal members to petition for Secretarial elections. This rule reflects changes in the law and the requirement that regulations be written in plain language. The rule also clarifies how tribes may remove Secretarial election requirements from their governing documents.secretarial-election-proceduresFR-Doc-2015-26176
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation General Provisions; Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Governance; Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Risk Management; Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Disclosure and Reporting; Farmer Mac Corporate Governance and Standards of ConductProposed Rule2015-0675503/26/2015FARM CREDIT ADMINISTRATIONFarm Credit AdministrationThe Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is proposing new regulations, and clarifying and enhancing existing regulations, related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac or Corporation) Board governan … The Farm Credit Administration (FCA, we, or our) is proposing new regulations, and clarifying and enhancing existing regulations, related to the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac or Corporation) Board governance and standards of conduct, including director election procedures, conflict-of-interest, and risk governance. We also propose enhancements to existing disclosure and reporting requirements to remove repetitive reporting and allow for electronic filing of reports. In keeping with today's financial and economic environment, we believe it prudent and timely to undertake a review of our regulatory guidance on the identified areas. We also propose rules on the examination and enforcement authorities held by the FCA Office of Secondary Market Oversight (OSMO) over Farmer Mac.federal-agricultural-mortgage-corporation-general-provisions-federal-agricultural-mortgageFR-Doc-2015-06755
Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor OrganizationsRule2014-2466610/21/2014FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Federal Election Commission is revising its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures, and electioneering communications. The Commission is issuing these rules in respons … The Federal Election Commission is revising its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures, and electioneering communications. The Commission is issuing these rules in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech petitioning the Commission to amend its regulations in response to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC.independent-expenditures-and-electioneering-communications-by-corporations-and-labor-organizationsFR-Doc-2014-24666
Federal Election Campaign Act Rules; CorrectionsRule2014-0659003/26/2014FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations.The Commission is making technical corrections to various sections of its regulations.federal-election-campaign-act-rules-correctionsFR-Doc-2014-06590
Extension of Administrative Fines ProgramRule2014-0096001/21/2014FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionUnder the Federal Election Commission's Administrative Fines Program (``AFP''), the Commission may assess civil monetary penalties for certain violations of the reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as … Under the Federal Election Commission's Administrative Fines Program (``AFP''), the Commission may assess civil monetary penalties for certain violations of the reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (``FECA''). Congress recently amended FECA to extend the end date of the statutory authorization for the AFP to December 31, 2018. Accordingly, the Commission is extending its AFP regulations through the new statutory expiration date. The Commission is also deleting one administrative provision from its AFP regulations. Further information is provided in the Supplementary Information that follows.extension-of-administrative-fines-programFR-Doc-2014-00960
Civil Monetary Penalties Inflation AdjustmentsRule2013-1770307/24/2013FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionIn accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, the Federal Election Commission is adopting final rules to apply inflation adjustments to certain civil monetary penalties under the Federal E … In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended, the Federal Election Commission is adopting final rules to apply inflation adjustments to certain civil monetary penalties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, the Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, and the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act. The civil penalties being adjusted are for a knowing and willful violation of the prohibition against making a contribution in the name of another; and certain late filed or non-filed reports under the Commission's administrative fines program. The adjusted civil monetary penalties are calculated according to a statutory formula and will be effective for violations occurring after the effective date of these rules. Further information is provided in the supplementary information that follows.civil-monetary-penalties-inflation-adjustmentsFR-Doc-2013-17703
Relocation of RegulationsRule2012-3109301/11/2013FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARDFederal Housing Finance BoardThe Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is relocating six Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) regulations to new locations within the FHFA chapter of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations relate to: Commun … The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) is relocating six Federal Housing Finance Board (Finance Board) regulations to new locations within the FHFA chapter of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The regulations relate to: Community Investment Cash Advance Programs (CICA); Federal Home Loan Bank (Bank) collection, settlement, and processing of payment instruments; miscellaneous Bank authorities; Bank requests for information from the federal banking regulators; Financing Corporation (FICO) operations; and Bank assistance for the Resolution Funding Corporation (RefCorp). This final rule relocates those regulations without any substantive modification and removes and designates as reserved several empty subchapters in the Finance Board chapter of the CFR. This final rule also creates a general definitions section to be located at the beginning of the FHFA chapter to facilitate the use of common terms found throughout the chapter.relocation-of-regulationsFR-Doc-2012-31093
Federal Voting Assistance ProgramRule2012-2295009/18/2012DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEDefense DepartmentThis rule concerns the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). It provides direction and guidance to the Department of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies in establishing voting assistance programs for citizens cover … This rule concerns the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). It provides direction and guidance to the Department of Defense and other Federal departments and agencies in establishing voting assistance programs for citizens covered by the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) as modified by the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act. The 2012 election cycle starts with the January 10, 2012 New Hampshire Presidential Preference Primary and continues through the November 6, 2012 General Election. This 2012 election schedule requires that the policies and procedures set forth in the rule must be in place to ensure that citizens voting under UOCAVA are fully guided and supported through established voting assistance programs within the Federal departments and agencies. Therefore, this rule is being established as an interim final rule to allow promulgation of appropriate direction and guidance prior to completion of a public comment period.federal-voting-assistance-programFR-Doc-2012-22950
Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications by Corporations and Labor OrganizationsProposed Rule2011-3263212/27/2011FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSIONFederal Election CommissionThe Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures and electioneering communications. These and other prop … The Federal Election Commission seeks comments on proposed changes to its rules regarding corporate and labor organization funding of expenditures, independent expenditures and electioneering communications. These and other proposed changes are in response to a Petition for Rulemaking filed by the James Madison Center for Free Speech urging the Commission to amend its regulations in response to the decision of the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. FEC. The Commission has made no final decision on the issues presented in this rulemaking.independent-expenditures-and-electioneering-communications-by-corporations-and-labor-organizationsFR-Doc-2011-32632
Attorney General's Guidelines on Implementation of the Provisions of the Voting Rights Act Regarding Language Minority GroupsRule2011-2216008/31/2011DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThis rule updates the Attorney General's interpretative guidelines under the language minority provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which require certain states and political subdivisions to conduct elections in the language of certain … This rule updates the Attorney General's interpretative guidelines under the language minority provisions of the Voting Rights Act, which require certain states and political subdivisions to conduct elections in the language of certain ``language minority groups'' in addition to English. The rule reflects 2006 statutory amendments extending the time period for which covered jurisdictions must adhere to the minority language requirements in sections 4(f)(4) and 203 of the Voting Rights Act. The rule also amends the Appendix to the guidelines to reflect 2002 coverage determinations based upon the 2000 Census made by the Director of the Census pursuant to section 203(b) of the Act. It also makes technical changes to conform the guidelines to the 2006 and 2008 amendments to the Voting Rights Act, the 2002 Census determinations, and a 2009 Supreme Court decision, as well as to add or correct statutory citations.attorney-generals-guidelines-on-implementation-of-the-provisions-of-the-voting-rights-act-regardingFR-Doc-2011-22160
Revision of Voting Rights ProceduresRule2011-908304/15/2011DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEJustice DepartmentThe Attorney General finds it necessary to revise the Department of Justice's ``Procedures for the Administration of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.'' The revisions are needed to clarify the scope of section 5 review based … The Attorney General finds it necessary to revise the Department of Justice's ``Procedures for the Administration of section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.'' The revisions are needed to clarify the scope of section 5 review based on recent amendments to section 5, make technical clarifications and updates, and provide better guidance to covered jurisdictions and interested members of the public concerning current Department practices. Proposed revised Procedures were published for comment on June 11, 2010, and a 60-day comment period was provided.revision-of-voting-rights-proceduresFR-Doc-2011-9083
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