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    Established in 1973‚ ELEC monitors the campaign financing of all elections in the State. Whether the election is for Governor or Mayor‚ member of the Legislature or a City Council‚ candidates and campaign organizations are required to file with the Commission contribution and expenditure reports.

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    The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission is located at 28 W. State Street‚ 13th Floor‚ Trenton‚ New Jersey.

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News Room Archive

1996 Analytical and Topical Press Releases

All press releases and press advisories are sent to the State House Press Corps. If you would like a copy of a specific news release‚ please contact the Commission at (609) 292-8700.

December 2‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing a new rule‚ N.J.A.C. 19:25-11.9‚ contributions from affiliated corporations‚ associations‚ or labor organizations‚ which concerns receipt of contributions by non-gubernatorial candidates and committees from affiliated corporations‚ associations‚ and labor organizations.

October 16‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 19:25-12.6‚ payments to individuals; "street money‚" to clarify reporting and payment-by-check requirements for candidates and committees.

September 19‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing new rules and amendments to its regulations to implement statutorily-required quadrennial inflationary adjustments to the limits and thresholds in the New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act.

August 13‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing to amend N.J.A.C. 19:25-11.2‚ contribution limit chart‚ to clarify that entities which are limited liability partnerships‚ limited partnerships‚ limited partnership associations‚ and similar partnership entities‚ and limited liability companies are not permitted to make political contributions.

July 17‚ 1996 link The Commission has announced the publication of White Paper No. 11‚ State Parties and Legislative Leadership Committees:  An Analysis 1994-1995. It contains recommendations for reforming laws pertaining to Legislative Leadership Committees and State Party Committees.

June 11‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing to repeal its current regulations concerning requests for advisory opinions under the Reporting Act‚ and to propose new rules governing the advisory opinion process.

May 14‚ 1996 link The Commission is proposing a new rule and amendments to its regulations concerning the partial public financing of primary election candidates for Governor N.J.A.C. 19:25-16.

May 8‚ 1996 link The Commission has proposed new rules and an amendment to its regulations to implement the political identification statement requirements enacted into law earlier this year; see P.L. 1995‚ c. 391‚ effective February 1‚ 1996.

April 3‚ 1996 link Annual financial reports filed by lobbyists for 1995 show their total expenditures continuing to rise.  Total spending during 1995 rose approximately 5 percent over 1994 ($13‚385‚353 in 1995 vs. $12‚765‚549 in 1994).

March 5‚ 1996 link Ralph Martin‚ retired Superior Court Judge has been appointed Chairman of the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission.

February 1‚ 1996 link The Legislature recently signed into law a political identification statute (P.L. 1995‚ c.391)‚ which becomes effective today‚ February 1‚ 1996.  This law‚ commonly referred to as the "disclaimer" or "labeling law‚" requires entities making expenditures on political advertising and filing with the Commission to identify themselves in or on the communication.

January 22‚ 1996 link The Commission has unanimously adopted a resolution that calls on the Legislature to pass a supplemental appropriation for the purpose of administering and enforcing the political advertising identification statute recently enacted into law.