AGENDA DOCUMENT NO. 16-43-A DRAFTB
FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION 2
11 CFR Chapter 1
2016 SEP I l, PH 5: 2 f
AGENDA ITEM For Meeting of
AGENCY: Federal Election Commission.
ACTION: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Federal Election Commission requests comment on proposed changes to its
regulations in 11 CFR chapter 1 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eliminate and update references to outdated technologies; and to address similar issues.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
DATES: Comments must be received on or before [insert date 30 days after date of publication
in the Federal Register]. The Commission will determine at a later date whether to hold a public
hearing on this notice. Anyone wishing to testify at such a hearing must file timely written
comments and must include in the written comments a request to testify. If a hearing is to be
held, the Commission will publish a notice in the Federal Register announcing the date and time
of the hearing.
ADDRESSES: All comments must be in writing. Commenters are encouraged to submit
comments electronically via the Commission's website at http://www.fec.gov/fosers, reference
REG 2013-01, or by email to [address]@fec.gov. Alternatively, commenters may submit
comments in paper form, addressed to the Federal Election Commission, Attn.: Neven F.
Stipanovic, Acting Assistant General Counsel, 999 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463.
DRAFT B Each commenter must provide, at a minimum, his or her first name, last name, city, state,
and zip code. All properly submitted comments, including attachments, will become part ofthe
public record, and the Commission will make comments available for public viewing on the
Commission's website and in the Commission's Public Records Office. Accordingly,
commenters should not provide in their comments any information that they do not wish to make
public, such as a home street address, personal email address, date of birth, phone number, social
security number, or driver's license number, or any information that is restricted from disclosure,
such as trade secrets or commercial or financial information that is privileged or confidential.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Neven F. Stipanovic, Acting Assistant
General Counsel, or Ms. Jessica Selinkoff, Attorney, 999 E Street NW., Washington, DC 20463,
(202) 694-1650 or (800) 424-9530.
revise its regulations at 11 CFR chapter 1 to address electronic transactions, such as
contributions made using credit cards, by text messages, or through internet-based payment
accounting, recordkeeping, reporting, and redesignation by political committees. Additionally,
as a retrospective