Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 1



            JR6-1-103.   Receipt of campaign donations.

            (1) As used in this section:

            (a) "Campaign contribution" means cash or a negotiable instrument contributed for a political purpose to a campaigner.

            (b) "Campaigner" means:

            (i) a legislative office candidate;

            (ii) an individual who holds a legislative office;

            (iii) a personal campaign committee of a person described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii);

            (iv) a political action committee controlled by a person described in Subsection (1)(b)(i) or (ii); or

            (v) a person acting on behalf of a person described in Subsections (1)(b)(i) through (iv).

            (c) "Capitol hill" is as defined in Section 36-5-1.

            (d) "Indirect campaign contribution" means a campaign contribution that is delivered to a campaigner:

            (i) when the campaigner is not present; or

            (ii) via a third party or delivery service.

            (e) "Political purpose" has the same meaning as "political purposes" as defined in section 20A-11-101.

            (2) (a) A campaigner may not accept receipt of a campaign contribution on capitol hill.

            (b) A legislator who is in violation of this section is subject to an ethics complaint regardless of whether the violation occurred while the legislator was a legislative office holder or a legislative office candidate.

            (3) Notwithstanding Subsection (2), a campaigner shall not be considered to have accepted receipt of a campaign contribution if:

            (a) the campaign contribution is an indirect campaign contribution; and

            (b) the campaigner promptly:

            (i) returns the campaign contribution to the donor; or

            (ii) refuses the campaign contribution in a written communication or other verifiable manner.