12-27-22 Persons and entities required to file campaign finance disclosure statements--Time for fil...
Persons and entities required to file campaign finance disclosure statements--Time
for filing--Violation as misdemeanor.
A campaign finance disclosure statement shall be filed with
the secretary of state by the treasurer of every:
Candidate or candidate campaign committee for any statewide or legislative office;
Political action committee;
Political party; and
Ballot question committee.
The statement shall be signed and filed by the treasurer of the political committee or political
party. The statement shall be received by the secretary of state and filed by 5:00 p.m. each February
first and shall cover the contributions and expenditures for the preceding calendar year. The
statement shall also be received by the secretary of state and filed by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday
prior to each primary and general election complete through the fifteenth day prior to that election.
If a candidate is seeking nomination at the biennial state convention, the candidate or the candidate
campaign committee shall file a campaign finance disclosure statement with the secretary of state
by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday prior to any biennial state convention. Any statement filed
pursuant to this section shall be consecutive and shall cover contributions and expenditures since the
last statement filed.
The following are not required to file a campaign finance disclosure statement:
A candidate campaign committee for legislative or county office on February first
following a year in which there is not an election for the office;
A county, local, or auxiliary committee of any political party, qualified to participate in
a primary or general election, prior to a statewide primary election;
A legislative or county candidate campaign committee without opposition in a primary
election, prior to a primary election;
A candidate campaign committee whose name is not on the general election ballot, prior
to the general election; and
A political committee that regularly files a campaign finance disclosure statement with
another state or the Federal Election Commission or a report of contributions and
expenditures with the Internal Revenue Service.
A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Source: SL 2007, ch 80, § 22; SL 2008, ch 67, § 6; SL 2009, ch 67, § 1; SL 2010, ch 76, § 3, eff.
Mar. 25, 2010; SL 2011, ch 84, § 1; SL 2012, ch 18, § 10.