12-27-20 Expenditure of public funds to influence election outcome prohibited.
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Expenditure of public funds to influence election outcome prohibited.
an agency of the state, and the governing body of any county, municipality, or other political
subdivision of the state may not expend or permit the expenditure of public funds for the purpose
of influencing the nomination or election of any candidate, or for the petitioning of a ballot question
on the ballot or the adoption or defeat of any ballot question. This section may not be construed to
limit the freedom of speech of any officer or employee of the state or any political subdivision who
is speaking in the officer's or employee's personal capacity. This section does not prohibit the state,
its agencies, or the governing body of any political subdivision of the state from presenting factual
information solely for the purpose of educating the voters on a ballot question.
Source: SL 2007, ch 80, § 20; SL 2017, ch 222 (Initiated Measure 22), § 19, eff. Nov. 16, 2016; SL
2017, ch 72, § 18, eff. Feb. 2, 2017.
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