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New Reference From CCH Tackles Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act Compliance
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 3, 2002) – The ground rules for
national politics have changed fundamentally with the passage of
federal campaign financing reform legislation. To help explain recent
sweeping changes to federal election financing, CCH
INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of business and regulatory law
information, has published Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002:
Law and Explanation, by Joseph E. Sandler and Neil P. Reiff
($54.95, 457 pages). To order, call 1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH
Online Store at onlinestore.cch.com.
The handy desktop reference provides a section-by-section analysis
of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA) – the most
significant change to the Federal Election Campaign Act in 25 years.
Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Law and Explanation
explains in practical terms the operation of the law to attorneys,
accountants, compliance staff, officials and staffs of political
campaigns, party committees, political organizations, PACs and
non-profit organizations that are affected by the Act.
Campaign finance law experts Sandler and Reiff provide an overview
of the entire Act and detailed analysis of its many provisions with
tips on practical application of the new rules. There are chapters on
each of the Act's sections, including:
- Political Party Soft MoneyRestrictions on Federal
Officeholders and Candidates
- Contribution Limits
- Increased Contribution Limits for Challengers of Self-Funded
- Coordination of Communications with Candidates and Parties
- Corporate and Union Prohibition for Electioneering
- Personal Use of Candidate’s Campaign Funds
- Fundraising on Federal Property
- Contributions from Foreign Nationals
- Requirement of Candidate Appearance in Certain Advertising
Referring to Opponent to Receive Lowest Unit Charge
- Inaugural Committees
- Fraudulent Solicitation of Funds
- Disclaimer Notices on Communications
- Contributions from Minors
- Judicial Review
- Effective Date
Special Features Provide Fast Access to Information
Throughout the analysis, the authors pinpoint the specific counts
in pending litigation that attack the section being discussed.
To aid the reader in identifying, locating and understanding BCRA
law changes, Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Law and
Explanation provides a chart of Law Sections Affected by BCRA.
Other features that help readers quickly find need-to-know information
are a "line-and-strike" version of the Federal Election
Campaign Act of 1971 showing changes enacted by the 2002 Act; a guide
to the new requirements; full text of the final law; and the
congressional Committee Report.
The Explanation and Justification, which contains the final rules
implementing the BCRA soft money provisions, published in late July,
are included in full text and summarized in the analysis portion of
About the Authors
Joseph E. Sandler is a member of the firm of Sandler, Reiff &
Young, P.C., in Washington, D.C., concentrating in campaign finance,
election law, non-profit taxation and government ethics matters as
well as corporate and tax issues affecting political and advocacy
matters. Sandler has served as
in-house general counsel for the Democratic National Committee and continues
to serve in that position through his law firm. He currently serves as
co-chair of the Election Law Committee of the American Bar Association
Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. He has authored
and co-authored publications on election law, campaign finance,
congressional ethics, political law and advocacy and has spoken on
those issues to bar associations, colleges and universities and
Neil P. Reiff is a member of the firm of Sandler, Reiff &
Young, P.C., in Washington, D.C., concentrating in campaign finance
and election law matters. Reiff has
served as Deputy General Counsel to the Democratic National Committee
(DNC) from 1993 to 1998 and remains in that capacity in the law firms.
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to order the 457-page Bipartisan
Campaign Reform Act of 2002: Law and Explanation, contact CCH at
1-800-248-3248 or visit the CCH Online Store at onlinestore.cch.com.
Single copy price is $54.95 plus applicable tax, shipping and
handling. Quantity discounts are available.
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EDITORS: An editorial review copy of Bipartisan Campaign Reform
Act of 2002: Law and Explanation is available upon request for
members of the press. Contact Leslie Bonacum, 847-267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.