Senate Bill 0471
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DIGEST OF SB471 (Updated February 10, 2009 4:18 pm - DI 84)
Electronic filing of campaign finance reports. Requires the election division to develop, and the election commission to approve, electronic filing standards for campaign finance reports. Eliminates a requirement that a candidate for legislative office and the candidate's committee file with the county election board of the county in which the candidate resides a duplicate copy of each required report filed with the election division. Establishes a local office large expenditure candidate's committee designation for certain local office candidate committees that receive more than $10,000 in contributions or make more than $10,000 in expenditures during a reporting period. Requires a local office large expenditure candidate's committee to file reports, notices, and other instruments electronically with the election division (instead of with a county election board). Reduces from $50,000 to $10,000 the contribution threshold for a political action committee to file campaign finance reports electronically. Requires a political action committee to file reports electronically with the election division if the committee makes more than $10,000 in expenditures in a reporting period. Makes conforming changes to recognize other forms of electronic filing in addition to electronic mail.
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