52 U.S. Code § 30109 - Enforcement
Before taking any action under subsection (a) against any person who has failed to file a report required under section 30104(a)(2)(A)(iii) of this title for the calendar quarter immediately preceding the election involved, or in accordance with section 30104(a)(2)(A)(i) of this title, the Commission shall notify the person of such failure to file the required reports. If a satisfactory response is not received within 4 business days after the date of notification, the Commission shall, pursuant to section 30111(a)(7) of this title, publish before the election the name of the person and the report or reports such person has failed to file.
Whenever the Commission refers an apparent violation to the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall report to the Commission any action taken by the Attorney General regarding the apparent violation. Each report shall be transmitted within 60 days after the date the Commission refers an apparent violation, and every 30 days thereafter until the final disposition of the apparent violation.
 So in original. Probably should be “clause”.
 So in original. Probably should be “subsection”.
This Act, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (d), means the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as defined by section 30101 of this title.
Section was formerly classified to section 437g of Title 2, The Congress, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification to this title.
Subsec. (a)(4)(C)(i)(II). Pub. L. 113–72, § 2(b), inserted “, for violations of each qualified disclosure requirement,” before “under a schedule of penalties”.
Subsec. (a)(4)(C)(iv). Pub. L. 113–72, § 2(c)(2), added cl. (iv). Former cl. (iv) redesignated (v).
Pub. L. 113–72, § 1, substituted “December 31, 2018” for “December 31, 2013”.
Subsec. (a)(4)(C)(v). Pub. L. 113–72, § 2(c)(1), redesignated cl. (iv) as (v).
2008—Subsec. (a)(4)(C)(iv). Pub. L. 110–433 added cl. (iv).
2002—Subsec. (a)(5)(B). Pub. L. 107–155, § 315(a)(1), inserted before period at end “(or, in the case of a violation of section 441f of this title, which is not less than 300 percent of the amount involved in the violation and is not more than the greater of $50,000 or 1,000 percent of the amount involved in the violation)”.
Subsec. (a)(6)(C). Pub. L. 107–155, § 315(a)(2), inserted before period at end “(or, in the case of a violation of section 441f of this title, which is not less than 300 percent of the amount involved in the violation and is not more than the greater of $50,000 or 1,000 percent of the amount involved in the violation)”.
Subsec. (d)(1)(A). Pub. L. 107–155, § 312(a), amended subpar. (A) generally. Prior to amendment, subpar. (A) read as follows: “Any person who knowingly and willfully commits a violation of any provision of this Act which involves the making, receiving, or reporting of any contribution or expenditure aggregating $2,000 or more during a calendar year shall be fined, or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both. The amount of this fine shall not exceed the greater of $25,000 or 300 percent of any contribution or expenditure involved in such violation.”
Subsec. (d)(1)(D). Pub. L. 107–155, § 315(b), added subpar. (D).
1999—Subsec. (a)(4)(A)(i). Pub. L. 106–58, § 640(a)(1), substituted “clauses (ii) and subparagraph (C)” for “clause (ii)”.
Subsec. (a)(4)(C). Pub. L. 106–58, § 640(a)(2), added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (a)(6)(A). Pub. L. 106–58, § 640(b), substituted “paragraph (4)” for “paragraph (4)(A)”.
1986—Subsecs. (a)(1), (2), (4)(A)(i), (B)(ii), (5)(A) to (C), (6), (d)(2), (3). Pub. L. 99–514 substituted “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” for “Internal Revenue Code of 1954”, which for purposes of codification was translated as “title 26” thus requiring no change in text.
1984—Subsec. (a)(10). Pub. L. 98–620 struck out par. (10) which provided that any action brought under subsec. (a) be advanced on the docket of the court in which filed and put ahead of all other actions (other than other actions brought under this subsec. or under section 437h of this title).
1980—Pub. L. 96–187, § 108, substantially revised provisions of this section in order to facilitate the Commission’s more expeditious handling of complaints, and implementation of enforcement proceedings.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–283, § 109, generally revised provisions of subsec. (a) to reflect enactment of sections 441a to 441j of this title and repeal of sections 608 and 610 to 617 of title 18and to update the operations of the Commission.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 94–283, § 109, reenacted subsec. (b) without change and added subsec. (c).
Pub. L. 106–58, title VI, § 640(c), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 477, as amended by Pub. L. 107–67, title VI, § 642, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 555; Pub. L. 108–199, div. F, title VI, § 639, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 359; Pub. L. 109–115, div. A, title VII, § 721, Nov. 30, 2005, 119 Stat. 2493, which provided that the amendments made by section 640 of Pub. L. 106–58, amending this section, were applicable to violations relating to reporting periods beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2000, and ending on or before Dec. 31, 2008, was repealed by Pub. L. 110–433, § 1(b), Oct. 16, 2008, 122 Stat. 4971.
Amendment by Pub. L. 98–620 not applicable to cases pending on Nov. 8, 1984, see section 403 of Pub. L. 98–620, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1657 of Title 28, Judiciary and Judicial Procedure.
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