Changes Made to Candidate-transportation Rules

 - February 1, 2007, 5:52 AM

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) last month adopted proposed changes to its rules governing the legal rates and timing of travel payments by political candidates, those traveling with candidates and those traveling on behalf of candidates in connection with federal elections on private aircraft, including those operated under Part 91. The revisions establish “a single, uniform valuation scheme for campaign travel that does not depend on whether the service provider is a corporation, labor organization, individual, partnership, limited-liability company or other entity.” The previous reimbursement rules covered only transportation in private aircraft operated by corporations or labor organizations. The new rules went into effect January 14.