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CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE

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REVISIONS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

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House Sponsor: Glenn A. Donnelson

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies provisions related to campaign finance disclosure.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    requires a candidate to receive notice that they must comply with financial disclosure
             14      laws at the time the candidate files for office;
             15          .    requires candidates for state constitutional office and the Legislature and applicable
             16      local candidates to receive notice of the obligation to file a pre-convention report
             17      when the candidate files for office;
             18          .    consolidates definitions for clarity and consistency;
             19          .    clarifies the election officer's obligations to provide notice that certain campaign
             20      financial statements are due;
             21          .    provides that the election officer is not required to send advance notice of the
             22      requirement to file a report due before a convention or a report due in relation to a
             23      public hearing conducted on a proposed initiative;
             24          .    specifies what information the notices sent by the election officer must contain;
             25          .    requires that election-related financial reports that were previously due on
             26      September 15, are due by August 31;
             27          .    requires that reports due on August 31 be filed by every candidate, rather than only
             28      by those that are opposed;
             29          .    requires that year end summary reports that were previously due on January 5, are


             30      due by January 10;
             31          .    removes outdated filing guidelines;
             32          .    requires that reports due before a political convention or primary election be filed by
             33      all candidates, rather than only by those candidates that are opposed in the political
             34      convention or primary election;
             35          .    requires that beginning with the 2008 regular general election, a former candidate for
             36      state office, legislative office, or school board office must file an annual summary
             37      report by January 10 of each year if the former candidate has not filed a statement of
             38      dissolution of the former candidate's campaign account;
             39          .    requires that political action committees be required to file a statement of
             40      organization after making expenditures of $50 or more, rather than $750, in order to
             41      be consistent with the threshold for political issues committees;
             42          .    removes requirements for corporations to file reports on March 1 and June 1 in
             43      relation to donations to political issues committees;
             44          .    removes requirements for political issues committees to file reports on March 1 and
             45      June 1;
             46          .    provides that all filers have five days after the reporting period ends to prepare a
             47      financial report;
             48          .    adds a requirement for political issues committees to file a financial report at the time
             49      a verified referendum packet is submitted;
             50          .    requires a state school board office candidate to file a May 15 financial report; and
             51          .    makes technical changes.
             52      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             53          None
             54      Other Special Clauses:
             55          This bill provides an immediate effective date.
             56          This bill coordinates with S.B. 12, Election Law Modifications, by providing substantive
             57      amendments.


             58      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             59      AMENDS:
             60          20A-9-201, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapters 83 and 97
             61          20A-11-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2004, Chapter 90
             62          20A-11-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 166
             63          20A-11-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             64          20A-11-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 93
             65          20A-11-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 93
             66          20A-11-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             67          20A-11-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 93
             68          20A-11-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapter 93
             69          20A-11-401, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2007, Chapter 233
             70          20A-11-506, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             71          20A-11-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             72          20A-11-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 16
             73          20A-11-601, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2006, Chapter 226
             74          20A-11-602, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1999, Chapters 45 and 86
             75          20A-11-603, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             76          20A-11-701, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1998, Chapter 40
             77          20A-11-702, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 160 and 304
             78          20A-11-802, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapters 160 and 304
             79          20A-11-803, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             80          20A-11-1302, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             81          20A-11-1303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             82          20A-11-1305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2003, Chapter 215
             83          20A-12-304, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 166
             84     
             85      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:


             86          Section 1. Section 20A-9-201 is amended to read:
             87           20A-9-201. Declarations of candidacy -- Candidacy for more than one office or of
             88      more than one political party prohibited with exceptions -- General filing and form
             89      requirements.
             90          (1) Before filing a declaration of candidacy for election to any office, a person shall:
             91          (a) be a United States citizen; and
             92          (b) meet the legal requirements of that office.
             93          (2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), a person may not:
             94          (i) file a declaration of candidacy for, or be a candidate for, more than one office in
             95      Utah during any election year; or
             96          (ii) appear on the ballot as the candidate of more than one political party.
             97          (b) A person may file a declaration of candidacy for, or be a candidate for, President or
             98      Vice President of the United States and another office, if the person resigns the person's
             99      candidacy for the other office after the person is officially nominated for President or Vice
             100      President of the United States.
             101          (3) If the final date established for filing a declaration of candidacy is a Saturday or
             102      Sunday, the filing time shall be extended until 5 p.m. on the following business day.
             103          (4) (a) (i) Except for presidential candidates, before the filing officer may accept any
             104      declaration of candidacy, the filing officer shall:
             105          (A) read to the prospective candidate the constitutional and statutory qualification
             106      requirements for the office that the candidate is seeking; and
             107          (B) require the candidate to state whether or not the candidate meets those
             108      requirements.
             109          (ii) Before accepting a declaration of candidacy for the office of county attorney, the
             110      county clerk shall ensure that the person filing that declaration of candidacy is:
             111          (A) a United States citizen;
             112          (B) an attorney licensed to practice law in Utah who is an active member in good
             113      standing of the Utah State Bar;


             114          (C) a registered voter in the county in which he is seeking office; and
             115          (D) a current resident of the county in which he is seeking office and either has been a
             116      resident of that county for at least one year or was appointed and is currently serving as county
             117      attorney and became a resident of the county within 30 days after appointment to the office.
             118          (iii) Before accepting a declaration of candidacy for the office of district attorney, the
             119      county clerk shall ensure that, as of the date of the election, the person filing that declaration of
             120      candidacy is:
             121          (A) a United States citizen;
             122          (B) an attorney licensed to practice law in Utah who is an active member in good
             123      standing of the Utah State Bar;
             124          (C) a registered voter in the prosecution district in which he is seeking office; and
             125          (D) a current resident of the prosecution district in which he is seeking office and either
             126      will have been a resident of that prosecution district for at least one year as of the date of the
             127      election or was appointed and is currently serving as district attorney and became a resident of
             128      the prosecution district within 30 days after receiving appointment to the office.
             129          (iv) Before accepting a declaration of candidacy for the office of county sheriff, the
             130      county clerk shall ensure that the person filing the declaration of candidacy:
             131          (A) as of the date of filing:
             132          (I) is a United States citizen;
             133          (II) is a registered voter in the county in which the person seeks office;
             134          (III) (Aa) has successfully met the standards and training requirements established for
             135      law enforcement officers under Title 53, Chapter 6, Part 2, Peace Officer Training and
             136      Certification Act; or
             137          (Bb) has passed a certification examination as provided in Section 53-6-206 ; and
             138          (IV) is qualified to be certified as a law enforcement officer, as defined in Section
             139      53-13-103 ; and
             140          (B) as of the date of the election, shall have been a resident of the county in which the
             141      person seeks office for at least one year.


             142          (b) If the prospective candidate states that he does not meet the qualification
             143      requirements for the office, the filing officer may not accept the prospective candidate's
             144      declaration of candidacy.
             145          (c) If the candidate states that he meets the requirements of candidacy, the filing officer
             146      shall:
             147          (i) inform the candidate that:
             148          (A) the candidate's name will appear on the ballot as it is written on the declaration of
             149      candidacy;
             150          (B) the candidate may be required to comply with state or local campaign finance
             151      disclosure laws; and
             152          (C) the candidate is required to file a financial statement before the candidate's political
             153      convention under:
             154          (I) Section 20A-11-204 for a candidate for constitutional office;
             155          (II) Section 20A-11-303 for a candidate for the Legislature; or
             156          (III) local campaign finance disclosure laws, if applicable;
             157          (ii) provide the candidate with a copy of Section 20A-7-801 regarding the Statewide
             158      Electronic Voter Information Website Program and inform the candidate of the submission
             159      deadline under Subsection 20A-7-801 (4)(a);
             160          (iii) provide the candidate with a copy of the pledge of fair campaign practices
             161      described under Section 20A-9-206 and inform the candidate that:
             162          (A) signing the pledge is voluntary; and
             163          (B) signed pledges shall be filed with the filing officer;
             164          (iv) accept the candidate's declaration of candidacy; and
             165          (v) if the candidate has filed for a partisan office, provide a certified copy of the
             166      declaration of candidacy to the chair of the county or state political party of which the candidate
             167      is a member.
             168          (d) If the candidate elects to sign the pledge of fair campaign practices, the filing officer
             169      shall:


             170          (i) accept the candidate's pledge; and
             171          (ii) if the candidate has filed for a partisan office, provide a certified copy of the
             172      candidate's pledge to the chair of the county or state political party of which the candidate is a
             173      member.
             174          (5) Except for presidential candidates, the form of the declaration of candidacy shall be
             175      substantially as follows:
             176          "State of Utah, County of ____
             177          I, ______________, declare my intention of becoming a candidate for the office of ____
             178      as a candidate for the ____ party. I do solemnly swear that: I can qualify to hold that office,
             179      both legally and constitutionally, if selected; I reside at _____________ in the City or Town of
             180      ____, Utah, Zip Code ____ Phone No. ____; I will not knowingly violate any law governing
             181      campaigns and elections; and I will qualify for the office if elected to it. The mailing address
             182      that I designate for receiving official election notices is ___________________________.
             183      ____________________________________________________________________
             184          Subscribed and sworn before me this __________(month\day\year).
             185     
Notary Public (or other officer qualified to administer oath.)"

             186          (6) (a) Except for presidential candidates, the fee for filing a declaration of candidacy is:
             187          (i) $25 for candidates for the local school district board; and
             188          (ii) 1/8 of 1% of the total salary for the full term of office legally paid to the person
             189      holding the office, but not less than $5, for all other federal, state, and county offices.
             190          (b) Except for presidential candidates, the filing officer shall refund the filing fee to any
             191      candidate:
             192          (i) who is disqualified; or
             193          (ii) who the filing officer determines has filed improperly.
             194          (c) (i) The county clerk shall immediately pay to the county treasurer all fees received
             195      from candidates.
             196          (ii) The lieutenant governor shall:
             197          (A) apportion to and pay to the county treasurers of the various counties all fees


             198      received for filing of nomination certificates or acceptances; and
             199          (B) ensure that each county receives that proportion of the total amount paid to the
             200      lieutenant governor from the congressional district that the total vote of that county for all
             201      candidates for representative in Congress bears to the total vote of all counties within the
             202      congressional district for all candidates for representative in Congress.
             203          (d) (i) Each person who is unable to pay the filing fee may file a declaration of
             204      candidacy without payment upon a prima facie showing of impecuniosity as evidenced by an
             205      affidavit of impecuniosity filed with the filing officer.
             206          (ii) The filing officer shall ensure that the affidavit of impecuniosity is printed in
             207      substantially the following form:
             208          "Affidavit of Impecuniosity
             209      Individual Name
             210      ____________________________Address_____________________________
             211      Phone Number _________________
             212      I,__________________________(name), do solemnly [swear] [affirm] that, owing to my
             213      poverty, I am unable to pay the filing fee required by law.
             214      Date ______________ Signature________________________________________________
             215      Affiant
             216      Subscribed and sworn to before me on ___________ (month\day\year)
             217     
______________________

             218     
(signature)

             219          Name and Title of Officer Authorized to Administer Oath
______________________"

             220          (7) Any person who fails to file a declaration of candidacy or certificate of nomination
             221      within the time provided in this chapter is ineligible for nomination to office.
             222          (8) A declaration of candidacy filed under this section may not be amended or modified
             223      after the final date established for filing a declaration of candidacy.
             224          Section 2. Section 20A-11-101 is amended to read:
             225           20A-11-101. Definitions.


             226          As used in this chapter:
             227          (1) "Address" means the number and street where an individual resides or where a
             228      reporting entity has its principal office.
             229          (2) "Ballot proposition" includes initiatives, referenda, proposed constitutional
             230      amendments, and any other ballot propositions submitted to the voters that are authorized by
             231      the Utah Code Annotated 1953.
             232          (3) "Candidate" means any person who:
             233          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a public office; or
             234          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             235      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election to
             236      a public office.
             237          (4) "Chief election officer" means:
             238          (a) the lieutenant governor for state office candidates, legislative office candidates,
             239      officeholders, political parties, political action committees, corporations, political issues
             240      committees, and state school board candidates; and
             241          (b) the county clerk for local school board candidates.
             242          (5) "Continuing political party" means an organization of voters that participated in the
             243      last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2% or more of the total votes cast
             244      for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives.
             245          (6) (a) "Contribution" means any of the following when done for political purposes:
             246          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of
             247      value given to the filing entity;
             248          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a gift,
             249      subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money or
             250      anything of value to the filing entity;
             251          (iii) any transfer of funds from another reporting entity or a corporation to the filing
             252      entity;
             253          (iv) compensation paid by any person or reporting entity other than the filing entity for


             254      personal services provided without charge to the filing entity;
             255          (v) remuneration from any organization or its directly affiliated organization that has a
             256      registered lobbyist to compensate a legislator for a loss of salary or income while the Legislature
             257      is in session;
             258          (vi) salaries or other remuneration paid to a legislator by any agency or subdivision of
             259      the state, including school districts, for the period the Legislature is in session; and
             260          (vii) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of the filing entity at less than fair
             261      market value.
             262          (b) "Contribution" does not include:
             263          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             264      of their time on behalf of the filing entity; or
             265          (ii) money lent to the filing entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             266      business.
             267          (7) (a) "Corporation" means a domestic or foreign, profit or nonprofit, business
             268      organization that is registered as a corporation or is authorized to do business in a state and
             269      makes any expenditure from corporate funds for:
             270          (i) political purposes; or
             271          (ii) the purpose of influencing the approval or the defeat of any ballot proposition.
             272          (b) "Corporation" does not mean:
             273          (i) a business organization's political action committee or political issues committee; or
             274          (ii) a business entity organized as a partnership or a sole proprietorship.
             275          (8) "Detailed listing" means:
             276          (a) for each contribution or public service assistance:
             277          (i) the name and address of the individual or source making the contribution or public
             278      service assistance;
             279          (ii) the amount or value of the contribution or public service assistance; and
             280          (iii) the date the contribution or public service assistance was made; and
             281          (b) for each expenditure:


             282          (i) the amount of the expenditure;
             283          (ii) the person or entity to whom it was disbursed;
             284          (iii) the specific purpose, item, or service acquired by the expenditure; and
             285          (iv) the date the expenditure was made.
             286          (9) "Election" means each:
             287          (a) regular general election;
             288          (b) regular primary election; and
             289          (c) special election at which candidates are eliminated and selected.
             290          (10) (a) "Expenditure" means:
             291          (i) any disbursement from contributions, receipts, or from the separate bank account
             292      required by this chapter;
             293          (ii) a purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money,
             294      or anything of value made for political purposes;
             295          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             296      purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything of
             297      value for political purposes;
             298          (iv) compensation paid by a corporation or filing entity for personal services rendered
             299      by a person without charge to a reporting entity;
             300          (v) a transfer of funds between the filing entity and a candidate's personal campaign
             301      committee; or
             302          (vi) goods or services provided by the filing entity to or for the benefit of another
             303      reporting entity for political purposes at less than fair market value.
             304          (b) "Expenditure" does not include:
             305          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             306      of their time on behalf of a reporting entity;
             307          (ii) money lent to a reporting entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             308      business; or
             309          (iii) anything listed in Subsection (10)(a) that is given by a corporation or reporting


             310      entity to candidates for office or officeholders in states other than Utah.
             311          (11) "Filing entity" means the reporting entity that is filing a [report] financial statement
             312      required by this chapter.
             313          (12) "Financial statement" includes any summary report, interim report, verified
             314      financial statement, or other statement disclosing contributions, expenditures, receipts,
             315      donations, or disbursements that is required by this chapter.
             316          (13) "Governing board" means the individual or group of individuals that determine the
             317      candidates and committees that will receive expenditures from a political action committee.
             318          (14) "Incorporation" means the process established by Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             319      Incorporation, by which a geographical area becomes legally recognized as a city or town.
             320          (15) "Incorporation election" means the election authorized by Section 10-2-111 .
             321          (16) "Incorporation petition" means a petition authorized by Section 10-2-109 .
             322          (17) "Individual" means a natural person.
             323          (18) "Interim report" means a report identifying the contributions received and
             324      expenditures made since the last report.
             325          (19) "Legislative office" means the office of state senator, state representative, speaker
             326      of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader, whip, and assistant
             327      whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             328          (20) "Legislative office candidate" means a person who:
             329          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for the office of state senator or state representative;
             330          (b) declares himself to be a candidate for, or actively campaigns for, the position of
             331      speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, or the leader, whip, and
             332      assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature; and
             333          (c) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             334      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election to
             335      a legislative office.
             336          (21) "Newly registered political party" means an organization of voters that has
             337      complied with the petition and organizing procedures of this chapter to become a registered


             338      political party.
             339          (22) "Officeholder" means a person who holds a public office.
             340          (23) "Party committee" means any committee organized by or authorized by the
             341      governing board of a registered political party.
             342          (24) "Person" means both natural and legal persons, including individuals, business
             343      organizations, personal campaign committees, party committees, political action committees,
             344      political issues committees, labor unions, and labor organizations.
             345          (25) "Personal campaign committee" means the committee appointed by a candidate to
             346      act for the candidate as provided in this chapter.
             347          (26) (a) "Political action committee" means an entity, or any group of individuals or
             348      entities within or outside this state, that solicits or receives contributions from any other person,
             349      group, or entity or makes expenditures for political purposes. A group or entity may not divide
             350      or separate into units, sections, or smaller groups for the purpose of avoiding the financial
             351      reporting requirements of this chapter, and substance shall prevail over form in determining the
             352      scope or size of a political action committee.
             353          (b) "Political action committee" includes groups affiliated with a registered political
             354      party but not authorized or organized by the governing board of the registered political party
             355      that receive contributions or makes expenditures for political purposes.
             356          (c) "Political action committee" does not mean:
             357          (i) a party committee;
             358          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to a candidate or committee in the regular
             359      course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             360          (iii) an individual;
             361          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             362      account;
             363          (v) a corporation; or
             364          (vi) a personal campaign committee.
             365          (27) "Political convention" means a county or state political convention held by a


             366      registered political party to select candidates.
             367          (28) (a) "Political issues committee" means an entity, or any group of individuals or
             368      entities within or outside this state, that solicits or receives donations from any other person,
             369      group, or entity or makes disbursements to influence, or to intend to influence, directly or
             370      indirectly, any person to:
             371          (i) assist in placing a statewide ballot proposition on the ballot, assist in keeping a
             372      statewide ballot proposition off the ballot, or refrain from voting or vote for or vote against any
             373      statewide ballot proposition; or
             374          (ii) sign or refuse to sign an incorporation petition or refrain from voting, vote for, or
             375      vote against any proposed incorporation in an incorporation election.
             376          (b) "Political issues committee" does not mean:
             377          (i) a registered political party or a party committee;
             378          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to an individual or committee in the
             379      regular course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             380          (iii) an individual;
             381          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             382      account; or
             383          (v) a corporation, except a corporation whose apparent purpose is to act as a political
             384      issues committee.
             385          (29) (a) "Political issues contribution" means any of the following:
             386          (i) a gift, subscription, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money or
             387      anything of value given to a political issues committee;
             388          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a political
             389      issues donation to influence the approval or defeat of any ballot proposition;
             390          (iii) any transfer of funds received by a political issues committee from a reporting
             391      entity;
             392          (iv) compensation paid by another reporting entity for personal services rendered
             393      without charge to a political issues committee; and


             394          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of a political issues committee at
             395      less than fair market value.
             396          (b) "Political issues contribution" does not include:
             397          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             398      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             399          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             400      course of business.
             401          (30) (a) "Political issues expenditure" means any of the following:
             402          (i) any payment from political issues contributions made for the purpose of influencing
             403      the approval or the defeat of a statewide ballot proposition;
             404          (ii) a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money made for
             405      the purpose of influencing the approval or the defeat of a statewide ballot proposition;
             406          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             407      political issues expenditure;
             408          (iv) compensation paid by a reporting entity for personal services rendered by a person
             409      without charge to a political issues committee; or
             410          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of another reporting entity at less
             411      than fair market value.
             412          (b) "Political issues expenditure" does not include:
             413          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             414      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             415          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             416      course of business.
             417          (31) "Political purposes" means an act done with the intent or in a way to influence or
             418      tend to influence, directly or indirectly, any person to refrain from voting or to vote for or
             419      against any candidate for public office at any caucus, political convention, primary, or election.
             420          (32) "Primary election" means any regular primary election held under the election laws.
             421          (33) "Public office" means the office of governor, lieutenant governor, state auditor,


             422      state treasurer, attorney general, state or local school board member, state senator, state
             423      representative, speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader,
             424      whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             425          (34) (a) "Public service assistance" means the following when given or provided to an
             426      officeholder to defray the costs of functioning in a public office or aid the officeholder to
             427      communicate with the officeholder's constituents:
             428          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of
             429      money or anything of value to an officeholder; or
             430          (ii) goods or services provided at less than fair market value to or for the benefit of the
             431      officeholder.
             432          (b) "Public service assistance" does not include:
             433          (i) anything provided by the state;
             434          (ii) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             435      of their time on behalf of an officeholder;
             436          (iii) money lent to an officeholder by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             437      business;
             438          (iv) news coverage or any publication by the news media; or
             439          (v) any article, story, or other coverage as part of any regular publication of any
             440      organization unless substantially all the publication is devoted to information about the
             441      officeholder.
             442          (35) "Publicly identified class of individuals" means a group of 50 or more individuals
             443      sharing a common occupation, interest, or association that contribute to a political action
             444      committee or political issues committee and whose names can be obtained by contacting the
             445      political action committee or political issues committee upon whose financial report they are
             446      listed.
             447          (36) "Receipts" means contributions and public service assistance.
             448          (37) "Registered lobbyist" means a person registered under Title 36, Chapter 11,
             449      Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.


             450          (38) "Registered political action committee" means any political action committee that
             451      is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's
             452      office.
             453          (39) "Registered political issues committee" means any political issues committee that is
             454      required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's office.
             455          (40) "Registered political party" means an organization of voters that:
             456          (a) participated in the last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2%
             457      or more of the total votes cast for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives
             458      for any of its candidates for any office; or
             459          (b) has complied with the petition and organizing procedures of this chapter.
             460          [(41) "Report" means a verified financial statement.]
             461          [(42)] (41) "Reporting entity" means a candidate, a candidate's personal campaign
             462      committee, an officeholder, [and] a party committee, a political action committee, and a political
             463      issues committee.
             464          [(43)] (42) "School board office" means the office of state school board or local school
             465      board.
             466          [(44)] (43) (a) "Source" means the person or entity that is the legal owner of the
             467      tangible or intangible asset that comprises the contribution.
             468          (b) "Source" means, for political action committees and corporations, the political
             469      action committee and the corporation as entities, not the contributors to the political action
             470      committee or the owners or shareholders of the corporation.
             471          [(45)] (44) "State office" means the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney
             472      general, state auditor, and state treasurer.
             473          [(46)] (45) "State office candidate" means a person who:
             474          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a state office; or
             475          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             476      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election to
             477      a state office.


             478          [(47)] (46) "Summary report" means the year end report containing the summary of a
             479      reporting entity's contributions and expenditures.
             480          [(48)] (47) "Supervisory board" means the individual or group of individuals that
             481      allocate expenditures from a political issues committee.
             482          Section 3. Section 20A-11-103 is amended to read:
             483           20A-11-103. Notice of pending interim and summary reports -- Form of
             484      submission.
             485          (1) (a) [(i) Ten] Except as provided under Subsection (1)(b), ten days before a [report]
             486      financial statement from a state office candidate, legislative office candidate, officeholder, state
             487      school board candidate, political party, political action committee, political issues committee, or
             488      judge is due under this chapter, the lieutenant governor shall inform those candidates,
             489      officeholders, parties, committees, and judges[, and entities] by postal mail or, if requested by
             490      the candidate, [judge,] officeholder, party, [or] committee, or judge, by electronic mail:
             491          [(A)] (i) that the [report] financial statement is due; [and]
             492          [(B)] (ii) the date that the [report] financial statement is due[.];
             493          [(ii)] (iii) [In addition to the information required by Subsection (1)(a)(i) and in the
             494      same mailing, ten days before the interim reports for candidates or judges are due, the lieutenant
             495      governor shall inform the candidate or judge] if the notification is sent to a judge in reference to
             496      the interim report due before the regular general election, or to a candidate in reference to an
             497      interim report due before the regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular
             498      general election, that if the report is not [received in the lieutenant governor's office by 5 p.m.
             499      on the date that it is due] timely filed, voters will be informed that the candidate or judge has
             500      been disqualified and any votes cast for the candidate or judge will not be counted[.];
             501          [(iii)] (iv) [In addition to the information required by Subsection (1)(a)(i) and in the
             502      same mailing, ten days before the interim reports or verified financial statements for entities that
             503      are due September 15 and before the regular general election are due, and ten days before
             504      summary reports or January 5 financial statements are due, the lieutenant governor shall inform
             505      the entity, candidate, judge, or officeholder that if the report is not received in the lieutenant


             506      governor's office by the date that it is due, the entity, candidate, judge, or officeholder] if the
             507      notification is sent to a political party, political action committee, or political issues committee
             508      in reference to an interim report or a verified financial statement, that the entity may be guilty of
             509      a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report or statement[.]; and
             510          (v) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate,
             511      officeholder, party, committee, or judge may be guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to
             512      file the report.
             513          (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1)(a), under this section the
             514      lieutenant governor is not required to provide notice:
             515          (i) to a candidate of the financial statement that is due before the candidate's political
             516      convention; or
             517          (ii) of a financial statement due in connection with a public hearing for an initiative
             518      under the requirements of Section 20A-7-204.1
             519          [(b)] (c) Ten days before [a] an interim or summary report from a local school board
             520      candidate is due under this chapter, the county clerk shall inform the candidate by postal mail
             521      or, if requested, by electronic mail:
             522          (i) that the report is due;
             523          (ii) the date that the report is due; [and]
             524          (iii) if the notification is in reference to an interim report due before the regular primary
             525      election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, that, if the report is not [received
             526      in the county clerk's office by 5 p.m. on the date that it is due] timely filed, voters will be
             527      informed that the candidate has been disqualified and any votes cast for the candidate will not be
             528      counted[.]; and
             529          (iv) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate may be
             530      guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report.
             531          (2) Persons or entities submitting [reports] financial statements required by this chapter
             532      may submit them:
             533          (a) on paper, printed, typed, or legibly handwritten or hand printed;


             534          (b) on a computer disk according to specifications established by the chief election
             535      officer that protect against fraudulent filings and secure the accuracy of the information
             536      contained on the computer disk;
             537          (c) via fax; or
             538          (d) via electronic mail or the Internet, according to specifications established by the
             539      chief election officer.
             540          (3) A [report] financial statement is considered timely filed if:
             541          (a) it is received in the chief election officer's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date
             542      that it is due;
             543          (b) it is received in the chief election officer's office with a postmark three days or more
             544      before the date that the [report] financial statement was due; or
             545          (c) the candidate, judge, or entity has proof that the [report] financial statement was
             546      mailed, with appropriate postage and addressing, three days before the [report] financial
             547      statement was due.
             548          Section 4. Section 20A-11-203 is amended to read:
             549           20A-11-203. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             550      Year-end summary report.
             551          (1) (a) Each state office candidate shall file a summary report by January [5] 10 of the
             552      year after the regular general election year.
             553          (b) Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in addition to the requirements
             554      of Subsection (1)(a), a former state office candidate that has not filed the statement of
             555      dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-205 shall continue to file a
             556      summary report on January 10 of each year.
             557          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             558      of the [last regular general election] previous year:
             559          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             560          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports, if
             561      any;


             562          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             563      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             564          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             565      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             566          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             567          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             568      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             569          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             570          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             571      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             572          (b) (i) For all single contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             573      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             574          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             575      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             576          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             577      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             578          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by an authorized member of
             579      the state office candidate's personal campaign committee or by the state office candidate
             580      certifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been
             581      reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year and that there
             582      are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set forth in that report.
             583          [(4) State office candidates reporting under this section need only report receipts
             584      received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             585          Section 5. Section 20A-11-204 is amended to read:
             586           20A-11-204. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements -- Interim
             587      reports.
             588          (1) Each state office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in any
             589      year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:


             590          (a) seven days before [any] the candidate's political convention [if more than one
             591      individual in the candidate's same party has filed a declaration of candidacy for the particular
             592      public office that the candidate seeks];
             593          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             594          (c) [September 15] August 31; and
             595          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             596          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             597          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             598          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             599      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             600          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior interim
             601      reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             602          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since the
             603      last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             604          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             605          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has not
             606      been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             607          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             608          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary report,
             609      if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the last
             610      summary report; and
             611          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             612          (i) beginning balance;
             613          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             614          (iii) total contributions to date;
             615          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             616          (v) total expenditures to date.
             617          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a


             618      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             619          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             620      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             621          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as
             622      of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             623          [(5) State office candidates reporting under this section need only report contributions
             624      received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             625          Section 6. Section 20A-11-206 is amended to read:
             626           20A-11-206. State office candidate -- Failure to file reports -- Penalties.
             627          (1) (a) If a state office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the regular
             628      primary election, [September 15] on August 31, or before the regular general election, the
             629      lieutenant governor shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely
             630      mailed, inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             631          (i) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate by blacking out the candidate's
             632      name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             633          (ii) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform the
             634      voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes cast for
             635      the candidate will not be counted; and
             636          (iii) may not count any votes for that candidate.
             637          (b) Any state office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement required by
             638      this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in Section
             639      20A-1-501 .
             640          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a state office candidate is not
             641      disqualified if:
             642          (i) the candidate files the reports required by this section;
             643          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             644      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies; and
             645          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in


             646      the next scheduled report.
             647          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             648      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             649          (i) each state office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed one; and
             650          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             651          (b) If it appears that any state office candidate has failed to file the summary report
             652      required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the
             653      lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             654      of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation
             655      or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state office candidate of the violation or written
             656      complaint and direct the state office candidate to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             657          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state office candidate to fail to file or amend a summary
             658      report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             659          (ii) Each state office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class B
             660      misdemeanor.
             661          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             662      attorney general.
             663          Section 7. Section 20A-11-302 is amended to read:
             664           20A-11-302. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             665      Year-end summary report.
             666          (1) (a) Each legislative office candidate shall file a summary report by January [5] 10 of
             667      the year after the regular general election year.
             668          (b) Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in addition to the requirements
             669      of Subsection (1)(a), a former legislative office candidate that has not filed the statement of
             670      dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-304 shall continue to file a
             671      summary report on January 10 of each year.
             672          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             673      of the [last regular general election] previous year:


             674          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             675          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports, if
             676      any, during the calendar year in which the summary report is due;
             677          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             678      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             679          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             680      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             681          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             682          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             683      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             684          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             685          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             686      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             687          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             688      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             689          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             690      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             691          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             692      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             693          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the legislative office
             694      candidate certifying that to the best of the candidate's knowledge, all receipts and all
             695      expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election]
             696      previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             697      forth in that report.
             698          [(4) Legislative office candidates reporting under this section need only report receipts
             699      received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             700          Section 8. Section 20A-11-303 is amended to read:
             701           20A-11-303. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --


             702      Interim reports.
             703          (1) Each legislative office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in
             704      any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             705          (a) seven days before [any] the candidate's political convention [if more than one
             706      individual in the candidate's same party has filed a declaration of candidacy for the particular
             707      public office that the candidate seeks];
             708          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date[, if the candidate is on the ballot
             709      in the primary election];
             710          (c) [September 15, unless the candidate is unopposed] August 31; and
             711          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             712          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             713          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             714          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             715      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             716          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior interim
             717      reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             718          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since the
             719      last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             720          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             721          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has not
             722      been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             723          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             724          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary report,
             725      if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the last
             726      summary report; and
             727          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             728          (i) beginning balance;
             729          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;


             730          (iii) total contributions to date;
             731          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             732          (v) total expenditures to date.
             733          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             734      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             735          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             736      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             737          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             738      five days before the required filing date of the report.
             739          [(5) Legislative office candidates reporting under this section need only report
             740      contributions received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             741          Section 9. Section 20A-11-305 is amended to read:
             742           20A-11-305. Legislative office candidate -- Failure to file report -- Name not
             743      printed on ballot -- Filling vacancy.
             744          (1) (a) If a legislative office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             745      regular primary election, [September 15] on August 31, or before the regular general election,
             746      the lieutenant governor shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was
             747      timely mailed, inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             748          (i) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate by blacking out the candidate's
             749      name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             750          (ii) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform the
             751      voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes cast for
             752      the candidate will not be counted; and
             753          (iii) may not count any votes for that candidate.
             754          (b) Any legislative office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement required
             755      by this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in Section
             756      20A-1-501 .
             757          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a legislative office candidate is not


             758      disqualified if:
             759          (i) the candidate files the reports required by this section;
             760          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             761      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies; and
             762          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in
             763      the next scheduled report.
             764          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             765      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             766          (i) each legislative office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             767      one; and
             768          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             769          (b) If it appears that any legislative office candidate has failed to file the summary report
             770      required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the
             771      lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             772      of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation
             773      or receipt of a written complaint, notify the legislative office candidate of the violation or
             774      written complaint and direct the legislative office candidate to file a summary report correcting
             775      the problem.
             776          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any legislative office candidate to fail to file or amend a
             777      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             778      section.
             779          (ii) Each legislative office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class
             780      B misdemeanor.
             781          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             782      attorney general.
             783          Section 10. Section 20A-11-401 is amended to read:
             784           20A-11-401. Officeholder financial reporting requirements -- Year-end summary
             785      report.


             786          (1) (a) Each officeholder shall file a summary report by January [5] 10 of each year.
             787          (b) An officeholder that is required to file a summary report both as an officeholder and
             788      as a candidate for office under the requirements of this chapter may file a single summary report
             789      as a candidate and an officeholder, provided that the combined report meets the requirements
             790      of:
             791          (i) this section; and
             792          (ii) the section that provides the requirements for the summary report that must be filed
             793      by the officeholder in the officeholder's capacity of a candidate for office.
             794          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             795      of the [last] previous year:
             796          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             797          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts received since the last summary
             798      report, if any;
             799          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures made since the last
             800      summary report, if any;
             801          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             802      the last summary report;
             803          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             804          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report;
             805          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             806          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             807      report plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             808          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             809      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             810          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             811      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             812          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             813      December 31 of the [last calendar] previous year.


             814          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the officeholder certifying
             815      that, to the best of the officeholder's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been
             816      reported as of December 31 of the last calendar year and that there are no bills or obligations
             817      outstanding and unpaid except as set forth in that report.
             818          Section 11. Section 20A-11-506 is amended to read:
             819           20A-11-506. Political party financial reporting requirements -- Year-end
             820      summary report.
             821          (1) [Each] The party committee of each registered political party shall file a summary
             822      report by January [5] 10 of [the year after the regular general election] each year.
             823          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             824      of the [regular general election] previous year:
             825          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             826          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports, if
             827      any, during the [election] previous year;
             828          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             829      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             830          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             831      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             832          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             833          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             834      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             835          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             836          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             837      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             838          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             839      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             840          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             841      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.


             842          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             843      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             844          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the treasurer of the party
             845      committee certifying that, to the best of the treasurer's knowledge, all receipts and all
             846      expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election]
             847      previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             848      forth in that report.
             849          Section 12. Section 20A-11-507 is amended to read:
             850           20A-11-507. Political party financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.
             851          (1) [Each] The party committee of each registered political party shall file an interim
             852      report at the following times in any year in which there is a regular general election:
             853          (a) [September 15] August 31; and
             854          (b) seven days before the general election.
             855          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             856          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             857          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             858      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             859          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior interim
             860      reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             861          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since the
             862      last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             863          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             864          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has not
             865      been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             866          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             867          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary report,
             868      if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the last
             869      summary report; and


             870          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             871          (i) beginning balance;
             872          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             873          (iii) total contributions to date;
             874          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             875          (v) total expenditures to date.
             876          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             877      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             878          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             879      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             880          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             881      [three] five days before the required filing date of the report.
             882          Section 13. Section 20A-11-508 is amended to read:
             883           20A-11-508. Political party reporting requirements -- Criminal penalties.
             884          (1) (a) Each registered political party that fails to file the interim reports due
             885      [September 15] on August 31 or before the regular general election is guilty of a class B
             886      misdemeanor.
             887          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             888      attorney general.
             889          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report required by this
             890      part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed report to ensure that:
             891          (a) each political party that is required to file a report has filed one; and
             892          (b) each report contains the information required by this part.
             893          (3) If it appears that any political party has failed to file a report required by law, if it
             894      appears that a filed report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has
             895      received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any report, the
             896      lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written
             897      complaint, notify the political party of the violation or written complaint and direct the political


             898      party to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             899          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political party to fail to file or amend a summary report
             900      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             901          (b) Each political party who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             902      misdemeanor.
             903          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             904      attorney general.
             905          Section 14. Section 20A-11-601 is amended to read:
             906           20A-11-601. Political action committees -- Registration -- Criminal penalty for
             907      providing false information or accepting unlawful contribution.
             908          (1) (a) Each political action committee shall file a statement of organization with the
             909      lieutenant governor's office by January 10 of each year, unless the political action committee has
             910      filed a notice of dissolution under Subsection (4).
             911          (b) If a political action committee is organized after the January 10 filing date, the
             912      political action committee shall file an initial statement of organization no later than seven days
             913      after:
             914          (i) receiving contributions totaling at least $750; or
             915          (ii) distributing expenditures for political purposes totaling at least [$750] $50.
             916          (c) If January 10 falls on a weekend or holiday, the statement of organization shall be
             917      filed by the following business day.
             918          (2) Each political action committee shall designate two officers that have primary
             919      decision-making authority for the political action committee.
             920          (3) The statement of organization shall include:
             921          (a) the name and address of the political action committee;
             922          (b) the name, street address, phone number, occupation, and title of the two primary
             923      officers designated under Subsection (2);
             924          (c) the name, street address, occupation, and title of all other officers of the political
             925      action committee;


             926          (d) the name and street address of the organization, individual corporation, association,
             927      unit of government, or union that the political action committee represents, if any;
             928          (e) the name and street address of all affiliated or connected organizations and their
             929      relationships to the political action committee;
             930          (f) the name, street address, business address, occupation, and phone number of the
             931      committee's treasurer or chief financial officer; and
             932          (g) the name, street address, and occupation of each member of the governing and
             933      advisory boards, if any.
             934          (4) (a) Any registered political action committee that intends to permanently cease
             935      operations shall file a notice of dissolution with the lieutenant governor's office.
             936          (b) Any notice of dissolution filed by a political action committee does not exempt that
             937      political action committee from complying with the financial reporting requirements of this
             938      chapter.
             939          (5) (a) Unless the political action committee has filed a notice of dissolution under
             940      Subsection (4), a political action committee shall file, with the lieutenant governor's office,
             941      notice of any change of an officer described in Subsection (2).
             942          (b) Notice of a change of a primary officer described in Subsection (2) shall:
             943          (i) be filed within ten days of the date of the change; and
             944          (ii) contain the name and title of the officer being replaced, and the name, street
             945      address, occupation, and title of the new officer.
             946          (6) (a) A person is guilty of providing false information in relation to a political action
             947      committee if the person intentionally or knowingly gives false or misleading material
             948      information in the statement of organization or the notice of change of primary officer.
             949          (b) Each primary officer designated in Subsection (2) is guilty of accepting an unlawful
             950      contribution if the political action committee knowingly or recklessly accepts a contribution
             951      from a corporation that:
             952          (i) was organized less than 90 days before the date of the general election; and
             953          (ii) at the time the political action committee accepts the contribution, has failed to file a


             954      statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's office as required by Section
             955      20A-11-704 .
             956          (c) A violation of this Subsection (6) is a third degree felony.
             957          Section 15. Section 20A-11-602 is amended to read:
             958           20A-11-602. Political action committees -- Financial reporting.
             959          (1) (a) Each registered political action committee that has received contributions
             960      totaling at least $750, or [made] disbursed expenditures [that total] totaling at least [$750] $50,
             961      during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's
             962      office on:
             963          (i) January [5] 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             964      previous year;
             965          (ii) [September 15] August 31; and
             966          (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             967          (b) The registered political action committee shall report:
             968          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             969      statement; and
             970          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             971      election, all contributions and expenditures as of [three] five days before the required filing date
             972      of the financial statement.
             973          (c) The registered political action committee need not file a statement under this section
             974      if it received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             975          (2) (a) The verified financial statement shall include:
             976          (i) the name, address, and occupation of any individual that makes a contribution to the
             977      reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             978          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             979      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             980          (iii) the name and address of any political action committee, group, or entity that makes
             981      a contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;


             982          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             983          (v) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             984      reporting political action committee, and the amount of each expenditure;
             985          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             986          (vii) the total amount of contributions received and expenditures disbursed by the
             987      reporting political action committee;
             988          (viii) a paragraph signed by the political action committee's treasurer or chief financial
             989      officer verifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, the financial report is accurate; and
             990          (ix) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             991          (A) beginning balance;
             992          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             993          (C) total contributions to date;
             994          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             995          (E) total expenditures to date.
             996          (b) (i) Contributions received by a political action committee that have a value of $50 or
             997      less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an aggregate total.
             998          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             999      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1000          Section 16. Section 20A-11-603 is amended to read:
             1001           20A-11-603. Criminal penalties.
             1002          (1) (a) Each political action committee that fails to file the statement due [September
             1003      15] on August 31 or before the regular general session is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             1004          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             1005      attorney general.
             1006          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January [5] 10 statement
             1007      required by this part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1008          (a) each political action committee that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             1009          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.


             1010          (3) If it appears that any political action committee has failed to file the January [5] 10
             1011      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             1012      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             1013      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of
             1014      a written complaint, notify the political action committee of the violation or written complaint
             1015      and direct the political action committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             1016          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political action committee to fail to file or amend a
             1017      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1018          (b) Each political action committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1019      misdemeanor.
             1020          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             1021      attorney general.
             1022          Section 17. Section 20A-11-701 is amended to read:
             1023           20A-11-701. Campaign financial reporting of candidate campaign contributions
             1024      by corporations -- Filing requirements -- Statement contents.
             1025          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made expenditures for political purposes that total at
             1026      least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             1027      governor's office on:
             1028          (i) January [5] 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1029          (ii) [September 15] August 31; and
             1030          (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             1031          (b) The corporation shall report:
             1032          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             1033          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             1034      election, all expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of the financial
             1035      statement.
             1036          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             1037      expenditures during the reporting period.


             1038          (2) That statement shall include:
             1039          (a) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             1040      corporation, and the amount of each expenditure;
             1041          (b) the total amount of expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             1042          (c) a paragraph signed by the corporation's or the political action committee's treasurer
             1043      or chief financial officer verifying the accuracy of the financial report.
             1044          Section 18. Section 20A-11-702 is amended to read:
             1045           20A-11-702. Campaign financial reporting of political issues expenditures by
             1046      corporations -- Financial reporting.
             1047          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made political issues expenditures on current or
             1048      proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial
             1049      statement with the lieutenant governor's office on:
             1050          (i) January [5] 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1051          [(ii) March 1;]
             1052          [(iii) June 1;]
             1053          [(iv) September 15; and]
             1054          (ii) August 31; and
             1055          [(v)] (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             1056          (b) The corporation shall report:
             1057          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             1058          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the primary
             1059      and general elections, expenditures as of [three] five days before the required filing date of the
             1060      financial statement.
             1061          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             1062      expenditures during the reporting period.
             1063          (2) That statement shall include:
             1064          (a) the name and address of each individual, entity, or group of individuals or entities
             1065      that received a political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the corporation, and the


             1066      amount of each political issues expenditure;
             1067          (b) the total amount of political issues expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             1068          (c) a paragraph signed by the corporation's treasurer or chief financial officer verifying
             1069      the accuracy of the verified financial statement.
             1070          Section 19. Section 20A-11-802 is amended to read:
             1071           20A-11-802. Political issues committees -- Financial reporting.
             1072          (1) (a) Each registered political issues committee that has received political issues
             1073      contributions totaling at least $750, or disbursed political issues expenditures totaling at least
             1074      $50, during a calendar year on current or proposed statewide ballot propositions, to influence
             1075      an incorporation petition or an incorporation election, or on initiative petitions to be submitted
             1076      to the Legislature, shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office:
             1077          (i) on January [5] 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of
             1078      the previous year;
             1079          (ii) seven days before the date of an incorporation election, if the political issues
             1080      committee has received donations or made disbursements to affect an incorporation;
             1081          [(iii) March 1;]
             1082          [(iv) June 1;]
             1083          [(v)] (iii) at least three days before the first public hearing held as required by Section
             1084      20A-7-204.1 ;
             1085          [(vi)] (iv) if the political issues committee has received or expended funds in relation to
             1086      an initiative or referendum, at the time the initiative or referendum sponsors submit:
             1087          (A) the verified and certified initiative packets [to the county clerk] as required by
             1088      Section 20A-7-206 ; or
             1089          (B) the signed and verified referendum packets as required by Section 20A-7-306 ;
             1090          [(vii)] (v) on [September 15] August 31; and
             1091          [(viii)] (vi) seven days before the regular general election.
             1092          (b) The political issues committee shall report:
             1093          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last


             1094      statement; and
             1095          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             1096      election, all contributions and expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of the
             1097      financial statement.
             1098          (c) The political issues committee need not file a statement under this section if it
             1099      received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             1100          (2) (a) That statement shall include:
             1101          (i) the name, address, and occupation of any individual that makes a political issues
             1102      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues
             1103      contribution;
             1104          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a political
             1105      issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political
             1106      issues contribution;
             1107          (iii) the name and address of any political issues committee, group, or entity that makes
             1108      a political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             1109      political issues contribution;
             1110          (iv) the name and address of each reporting entity that makes a political issues
             1111      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues
             1112      contribution;
             1113          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1114          (vi) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), the name and address of each individual,
             1115      entity, or group of individuals or entities that received a political issues expenditure of more
             1116      than $50 from the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of each political issues
             1117      expenditure;
             1118          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1119          (viii) the total amount of political issues contributions received and political issues
             1120      expenditures disbursed by the reporting political issues committee;
             1121          (ix) a paragraph signed by the political issues committee's treasurer or chief financial


             1122      officer verifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, the financial statement is accurate;
             1123      and
             1124          (x) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             1125          (A) beginning balance;
             1126          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1127          (C) total contributions to date;
             1128          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1129          (E) total expenditures to date.
             1130          (b) (i) Political issues contributions received by a political issues committee that have a
             1131      value of $50 or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an
             1132      aggregate total.
             1133          (ii) Two or more political issues contributions from the same source that have an
             1134      aggregate total of more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported
             1135      separately.
             1136          (c) When reporting political issue expenditures made to circulators of initiative
             1137      petitions, the political issues committee:
             1138          (i) need only report the amount paid to each initiative petition circulator; and
             1139          (ii) need not report the name or address of the circulator.
             1140          Section 20. Section 20A-11-803 is amended to read:
             1141           20A-11-803. Criminal penalties.
             1142          (1) (a) Each political issues committee that fails to file the statement due [September
             1143      15] August 31 or before the regular general [session] election is guilty of a class B
             1144      misdemeanor.
             1145          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             1146      attorney general.
             1147          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January [5] 10 statement, the
             1148      lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1149          (a) each political issues committee that is required to file a statement has filed one; and


             1150          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             1151          (3) If it appears that any political issues committee has failed to file the January [5] 10
             1152      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             1153      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             1154      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of
             1155      a written complaint, notify the political issues committee of the violation or written complaint
             1156      and direct the political issues committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             1157          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political issues committee to fail to file or amend a
             1158      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1159          (b) Each political issues committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1160      misdemeanor.
             1161          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             1162      attorney general.
             1163          Section 21. Section 20A-11-1302 is amended to read:
             1164           20A-11-1302. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1165      -- Year-end summary report.
             1166          (1) (a) Each school board office candidate shall file a summary report by January [5] 10
             1167      of the year after the regular general election year.
             1168          (b) Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in addition to the requirements
             1169      of Subsection (1)(a), a former school board office candidate that has not filed the statement of
             1170      dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-1304 shall continue to file
             1171      a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             1172          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1173      of the [last regular general election] previous year:
             1174          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1175          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports, if
             1176      any, during the [calendar year in which the summary report is due] previous year;
             1177          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim


             1178      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             1179          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             1180      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1181          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1182          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1183      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1184          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1185          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1186      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             1187          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             1188      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1189          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1190      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1191          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             1192      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             1193          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the school board office
             1194      candidate certifying that, to the best of the school board office candidate's knowledge, all
             1195      receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general
             1196      election] previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except
             1197      as set forth in that report.
             1198          [(4) School board office candidates reporting under this section need only report
             1199      receipts received and expenditures made after May 5, 1997.]
             1200          Section 22. Section 20A-11-1303 is amended to read:
             1201           20A-11-1303. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1202      -- Interim reports.
             1203          (1) Each school board office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times
             1204      in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             1205          (a) May 15, for state school board office candidates;


             1206          [(a)] (b) seven days before the regular primary election date[, if the candidate is on the
             1207      ballot in the primary election];
             1208          [(b) September 15, unless the candidate is unopposed; and]
             1209          (c) August 31; and
             1210          [(c)] (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1211          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1212          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1213          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             1214      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1215          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior interim
             1216      reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1217          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since the
             1218      last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1219          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1220          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has not
             1221      been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1222          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1223          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary report,
             1224      if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the last
             1225      summary report; and
             1226          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             1227          (i) beginning balance;
             1228          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1229          (iii) total contributions to date;
             1230          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1231          (v) total expenditures to date.
             1232          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1233      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.


             1234          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1235      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1236          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             1237      [three] five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1238          [(5) School board office candidates reporting under this section need only report
             1239      contributions received and expenditures made after May 5, 1997.]
             1240          Section 23. Section 20A-11-1305 is amended to read:
             1241           20A-11-1305. School board office candidate -- Failure to file statement -- Name
             1242      not printed on ballot -- Filling vacancy.
             1243          (1) (a) If a school board office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             1244      regular primary election, [September 15] on August 31, and before the regular general election,
             1245      the chief election officer shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was
             1246      timely mailed, inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1247          (i) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate by blacking out the candidate's
             1248      name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             1249          (ii) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform the
             1250      voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes cast for
             1251      candidate will not be counted; and
             1252          (iii) may not count any votes for that candidate.
             1253          (b) Any school board office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             1254      required by this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             1255      Section 20A-1-501 .
             1256          (c) Notwithstanding [Subsection] Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a school board office
             1257      candidate is not disqualified if:
             1258          (i) the candidate files the reports required by this section;
             1259          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             1260      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies; and
             1261          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in


             1262      the next scheduled report.
             1263          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report by a candidate
             1264      for state school board, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure
             1265      that:
             1266          (i) each state school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1267      one; and
             1268          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1269          (b) If it appears that any state school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1270      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1271      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             1272      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             1273      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state school board candidate of the
             1274      violation or written complaint and direct the state school board candidate to file a summary
             1275      report correcting the problem.
             1276          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1277      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             1278      section.
             1279          (ii) Each state school board candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1280      class B misdemeanor.
             1281          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1282      attorney general.
             1283          (3) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the county
             1284      clerk shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1285          (i) each local school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1286      one; and
             1287          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1288          (b) If it appears that any local school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1289      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or


             1290      if the county clerk has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             1291      of any summary report, the county clerk shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or
             1292      receipt of a written complaint, notify the local school board candidate of the violation or written
             1293      complaint and direct the local school board candidate to file a summary report correcting the
             1294      problem.
             1295          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any local school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1296      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the county clerk under this section.
             1297          (ii) Each local school board candidate who violates Subsection (3)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1298      class B misdemeanor.
             1299          (iii) The county clerk shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(c)(i) to the district or
             1300      county attorney.
             1301          Section 24. Section 20A-12-304 is amended to read:
             1302           20A-12-304. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting
             1303      requirements -- Year-end summary report.
             1304          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file a summary report with the
             1305      lieutenant governor by January [5] 10 of the year after the regular general election year.
             1306          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1307      of the last regular general election year:
             1308          (i) a single figure equal to the total amount of contributions reported on the interim
             1309      report;
             1310          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on the interim
             1311      report;
             1312          (iii) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last summary report that
             1313      has not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1314          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1315          (v) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1316      not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1317          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and


             1318          (vii) the net balance for the year, consisting of all contributions minus all expenditures.
             1319          (b) (i) For all single contributions of $50 or less, an aggregate figure may be reported
             1320      without a separate detailed listing.
             1321          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source for a total of more than $50 may
             1322      not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported in the detailed listing.
             1323          (3) The summary report shall contain a statement signed by the judge certifying that, to
             1324      the best of the judge's knowledge, all contributions and all expenditures have been reported as
             1325      of December 31 of the last regular general election year and that there are no financial
             1326      obligations outstanding except as set forth in the report.
             1327          Section 25. Effective date.
             1328          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             1329      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             1330      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             1331      the date of veto override.
             1332          Section 26. Coordinating S.B. 21 with S.B. 12 -- Merging substantive
             1333      amendments.
             1334          If this S.B. 21 and S.B. 12, Election Law Modifications, both pass, it is the intent of the
             1335      Legislature that the amendments to Sections 20A-11-302 , 20A-11-506 , and 20A-11-1302 in
             1336      this bill supersede the amendments to Sections 20A-11-302 , 20A-11-506 , and 20A-11-1302 in
             1337      S.B. 12 when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code
             1338      database for publication.


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