2015 Senate Bill 65 - House State Affairs

State of South Dakota  

400W0362   HOUSE STATE AFFAIRS ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 65 -  03/06/2015  

Introduced by:    The Committee on State Affairs at the request of the State Board of Elections

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to revise certain procedures regarding campaign finance disclosure statements.
    Section 1. That ยง 12-27-22 be amended to read as follows:
    12-27-22. A campaign finance disclosure statement shall be filed with submitted to 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 submitted by the treasurer of the political committee or political party. The statement shall be received by the secretary of state and filed submitted 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 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. 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 submitted pursuant to this section shall be consecutive and shall cover contributions and expenditures since the last statement filed submitted.

    The following are not required to file submit 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 submits 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;
            (6)    A statewide candidate who is publicly seeking a nomination by that candidate's party convention prior to a primary election; and
            (7)    An independent statewide candidate prior to a primary election.
    A violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.

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