Title 20A Chapter 11 Section 1203

Election Code
Campaign and Financial Reporting Requirements
Section 1203
Public entity prohibited from expending public funds on certain electoral matters.

            

20A-11-1203.   Public entity prohibited from expending public funds on certain electoral matters.

            (1) Unless specifically required by law, a public entity may not make an expenditure from public funds for political purposes or to influence a ballot proposition.

            (2) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public official from speaking, campaigning, contributing personal money, or otherwise exercising the public official's individual First Amendment rights for political purposes.

            (3) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public entity from providing factual information about a ballot proposition to the public, so long as the information grants equal access to both the opponents and proponents of the ballot proposition.

            (4) Nothing in this chapter prohibits a public entity from the neutral encouragement of voters to vote.

            (5) Nothing in this chapter prohibits an elected official from campaigning or advocating for or against a ballot proposition.

            (6) A violation of this section does not invalidate an otherwise valid election.


Amended by Chapter 158, 2014 General Session