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12-27-22 (<b> Text of section effective until January 1, 2018</b>) Persons and entities required to...
     12-27-22.   ( Text of section effective until January 1, 2018) Persons and entities required to submit campaign finance disclosure statements--Time for submission--Violation as misdemeanor. A campaign finance disclosure statement shall be submitted to the secretary of state by the treasurer of each:
             (1)      Candidate or candidate campaign committee for any statewide or legislative office;
             (2)      Political action committee;
             (3)      Statewide, county, local, or auxiliary committee of any political party;
             (4)      Statewide ballot question committee;
             (5)      Candidate or candidate committee for any statewide or legislative office whose name appears on the primary ballot, but does not appear on the general election ballot, shall submit a campaign finance disclosure statement, or termination report, which shall be received by the secretary of state by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday of August following that primary election; and
             (6)      Statewide ballot question committee that does not meet the signature requirements for placement of the ballot issue on the general election ballot, shall submit a termination report to the secretary of state by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday in February following the year the statement of organization was submitted to the secretary of state.
     The statement shall be signed and submitted by the treasurer of the political committee or political party. The statement shall be received by the secretary of state and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the first Monday of February and shall cover the contributions and expenditures for the preceding calendar year. The statement shall also be received by the secretary of state and submitted 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. Each statewide ballot question committee shall submit a termination report by 5:00 p.m. no later than the first Monday in February following the year the ballot question was on the ballot. Any statement submitted pursuant to this section shall be consecutive and shall cover contributions and expenditures since the last statement submitted.
     A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
     ( Text of section effective January 1, 2018) 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.
             (5)      Candidate or candidate committee for any statewide or legislative office whose name appears on the primary ballot, but does not appear on the general election ballot, shall submit a campaign finance disclosure statement, or termination report, which shall be received by the secretary of state by 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday of August following that primary election.
     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 fifth Tuesday before each primary and general election complete through the fiftieth day prior to that election. 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. The statement shall also be received by the secretary of state and filed by 5:00 p.m. on the fourth Friday after each primary and general election complete through second Friday after 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 county office on February first following a year in which there is not an election for the office;
             (2)      A political committee that regularly files a campaign finance disclosure statement with the Federal Election Commission or a report of contributions and expenditures with the Internal Revenue Service.
             (3)      A statewide candidate whose is publicly seeking a nomination by that candidate's party convention prior to a primary election; and
             (4)      An independent statewide candidate prior to a primary election.
     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; SL 2015, ch 78, § 1; SL 2015, ch 79, § 1; SL 2016, ch 78, § 2; Initiated Measure 22, § 21, eff. Jan. 1, 2018.


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