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12-27-22 Persons and entities required to file campaign finance disclosure statements--Time for fil...
     12-27-22.   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:
             (1)      Candidate or candidate campaign committee for any statewide or legislative office;
             (2)      Political action committee;
             (3)      Political party; and
             (4)      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:
             (1)      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;
             (2)      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;
             (3)      A legislative or county candidate campaign committee without opposition in a primary election, prior to a primary election;
             (4)      A candidate campaign committee whose name is not on the general election ballot, prior to the general election; and
             (5)      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.


Chapter 12-27

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