Past Issues

Volume 1 Issue 1

Political Organizations and Campaign Finance Under the Campaign Finance Act

Nicholas G. Karambelas Esq.

The District of Columbia enacted the Board of Ethics and Government AccountabilityEstablishment and Comprehensive Ethics Reform Amendment Act of 2011. This Act fundamentally revises the laws and regulations that apply to government employees, government officials, lobbyists and to funding political activity. It consists of the Government Ethics Act of 2011 (GEA) and the Campaign Finance Act of 2011 (CFA). This article analyzes the CFA. Part One provides an overview of the regulation of political activity and financing those activities. Part Two sets forth the types of political organizations and their legal obligations. Part Three sets forth the laws that regulate contributions to and expenditures by political organizations, the definition of a contribution and the legal obligations of persons who contribute to political organizations and of political organizations that accept contributions.

PART ONE: THE REGULATION OF POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND FINANCE

PART TWO: POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS

PART THREE: CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES

Lobbyists and Lobbying in the District of Columbia under the Government Ethics Act of 2011

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