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First Substitute S.B. 21

Senator Peter C. Knudson proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURE

             2     
REVISIONS

             3     
2008 GENERAL SESSION

             4     
STATE OF UTAH

             5     
Chief Sponsor: Peter C. Knudson

             6     
House Sponsor: Glenn A. Donnelson

             7     
             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
             14      disclosure 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    removes outdated filing guidelines;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
             36      for state office, legislative office, or school board office must file an annual
             37      summary report by January 10 of each year if the former candidate has not filed a
             38      statement of 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
             49      time 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


             57      substantive 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
             167      candidate is a member.
             168          (d) If the candidate elects to sign the pledge of fair campaign practices, the filing
             169      officer 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
             179      office, both legally and constitutionally, if selected; I reside at _____________ in the City or
             180      Town of ____, Utah, Zip Code ____ Phone No. ____; I will not knowingly violate any law


             181      governing campaigns and elections; and I will qualify for the office if elected to it. The
             182      mailing address that I designate for receiving official election notices is
             183      ___________________________.
             184      ____________________________________________________________________
             185          Subscribed and sworn before me this __________(month\day\year).
             186     
Notary Public (or other officer qualified to administer oath.)"

             187          (6) (a) Except for presidential candidates, the fee for filing a declaration of candidacy
             188      is:
             189          (i) $25 for candidates for the local school district board; and
             190          (ii) 1/8 of 1% of the total salary for the full term of office legally paid to the person
             191      holding the office, but not less than $5, for all other federal, state, and county offices.
             192          (b) Except for presidential candidates, the filing officer shall refund the filing fee to
             193      any candidate:
             194          (i) who is disqualified; or
             195          (ii) who the filing officer determines has filed improperly.
             196          (c) (i) The county clerk shall immediately pay to the county treasurer all fees received
             197      from candidates.
             198          (ii) The lieutenant governor shall:
             199          (A) apportion to and pay to the county treasurers of the various counties all fees
             200      received for filing of nomination certificates or acceptances; and
             201          (B) ensure that each county receives that proportion of the total amount paid to the
             202      lieutenant governor from the congressional district that the total vote of that county for all
             203      candidates for representative in Congress bears to the total vote of all counties within the
             204      congressional district for all candidates for representative in Congress.
             205          (d) (i) Each person who is unable to pay the filing fee may file a declaration of
             206      candidacy without payment upon a prima facie showing of impecuniosity as evidenced by an
             207      affidavit of impecuniosity filed with the filing officer.
             208          (ii) The filing officer shall ensure that the affidavit of impecuniosity is printed in
             209      substantially the following form:
             210          "Affidavit of Impecuniosity
             211      Individual Name


             212      ____________________________Address_____________________________
             213      Phone Number _________________
             214      I,__________________________(name), do solemnly [swear] [affirm] that, owing to my
             215      poverty, I am unable to pay the filing fee required by law.
             216      Date ______________ Signature________________________________________________
             217      Affiant
             218      Subscribed and sworn to before me on ___________ (month\day\year)
             219     
______________________

             220     
(signature)

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

             222          (7) Any person who fails to file a declaration of candidacy or certificate of nomination
             223      within the time provided in this chapter is ineligible for nomination to office.
             224          (8) A declaration of candidacy filed under this section may not be amended or
             225      modified after the final date established for filing a declaration of candidacy.
             226          Section 2. Section 20A-11-101 is amended to read:
             227           20A-11-101. Definitions.
             228          As used in this chapter:
             229          (1) "Address" means the number and street where an individual resides or where a
             230      reporting entity has its principal office.
             231          (2) "Ballot proposition" includes initiatives, referenda, proposed constitutional
             232      amendments, and any other ballot propositions submitted to the voters that are authorized by
             233      the Utah Code Annotated 1953.
             234          (3) "Candidate" means any person who:
             235          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a public office; or
             236          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             237      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election
             238      to a public office.
             239          (4) "Chief election officer" means:
             240          (a) the lieutenant governor for state office candidates, legislative office candidates,
             241      officeholders, political parties, political action committees, corporations, political issues
             242      committees, and state school board candidates; and


             243          (b) the county clerk for local school board candidates.
             244          (5) "Continuing political party" means an organization of voters that participated in the
             245      last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2% or more of the total votes cast
             246      for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives.
             247          (6) (a) "Contribution" means any of the following when done for political purposes:
             248          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of
             249      value given to the filing entity;
             250          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a gift,
             251      subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money or
             252      anything of value to the filing entity;
             253          (iii) any transfer of funds from another reporting entity or a corporation to the filing
             254      entity;
             255          (iv) compensation paid by any person or reporting entity other than the filing entity for
             256      personal services provided without charge to the filing entity;
             257          (v) remuneration from any organization or its directly affiliated organization that has a
             258      registered lobbyist to compensate a legislator for a loss of salary or income while the
             259      Legislature is in session;
             260          (vi) salaries or other remuneration paid to a legislator by any agency or subdivision of
             261      the state, including school districts, for the period the Legislature is in session; and
             262          (vii) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of the filing entity at less than fair
             263      market value.
             264          (b) "Contribution" does not include:
             265          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             266      of their time on behalf of the filing entity; or
             267          (ii) money lent to the filing entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             268      business.
             269          (7) (a) "Corporation" means a domestic or foreign, profit or nonprofit, business
             270      organization that is registered as a corporation or is authorized to do business in a state and
             271      makes any expenditure from corporate funds for:
             272          (i) political purposes; or
             273          (ii) the purpose of influencing the approval or the defeat of any ballot proposition.


             274          (b) "Corporation" does not mean:
             275          (i) a business organization's political action committee or political issues committee; or
             276          (ii) a business entity organized as a partnership or a sole proprietorship.
             277          (8) "Detailed listing" means:
             278          (a) for each contribution or public service assistance:
             279          (i) the name and address of the individual or source making the contribution or public
             280      service assistance;
             281          (ii) the amount or value of the contribution or public service assistance; and
             282          (iii) the date the contribution or public service assistance was made; and
             283          (b) for each expenditure:
             284          (i) the amount of the expenditure;
             285          (ii) the person or entity to whom it was disbursed;
             286          (iii) the specific purpose, item, or service acquired by the expenditure; and
             287          (iv) the date the expenditure was made.
             288          (9) "Election" means each:
             289          (a) regular general election;
             290          (b) regular primary election; and
             291          (c) special election at which candidates are eliminated and selected.
             292          (10) (a) "Expenditure" means:
             293          (i) any disbursement from contributions, receipts, or from the separate bank account
             294      required by this chapter;
             295          (ii) a purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money,
             296      or anything of value made for political purposes;
             297          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             298      purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything of
             299      value for political purposes;
             300          (iv) compensation paid by a corporation or filing entity for personal services rendered
             301      by a person without charge to a reporting entity;
             302          (v) a transfer of funds between the filing entity and a candidate's personal campaign
             303      committee; or
             304          (vi) goods or services provided by the filing entity to or for the benefit of another


             305      reporting entity for political purposes at less than fair market value.
             306          (b) "Expenditure" does not include:
             307          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             308      of their time on behalf of a reporting entity;
             309          (ii) money lent to a reporting entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             310      business; or
             311          (iii) anything listed in Subsection (10)(a) that is given by a corporation or reporting
             312      entity to candidates for office or officeholders in states other than Utah.
             313          (11) "Filing entity" means the reporting entity that is filing a [report] financial
             314      statement required by this chapter.
             315          (12) "Financial statement" includes any summary report, interim report, verified
             316      financial statement, or other statement disclosing contributions, expenditures, receipts,
             317      donations, or disbursements that is required by this chapter.
             318          (13) "Governing board" means the individual or group of individuals that determine the
             319      candidates and committees that will receive expenditures from a political action committee.
             320          (14) "Incorporation" means the process established by Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             321      Incorporation, by which a geographical area becomes legally recognized as a city or town.
             322          (15) "Incorporation election" means the election authorized by Section 10-2-111 .
             323          (16) "Incorporation petition" means a petition authorized by Section 10-2-109 .
             324          (17) "Individual" means a natural person.
             325          (18) "Interim report" means a report identifying the contributions received and
             326      expenditures made since the last report.
             327          (19) "Legislative office" means the office of state senator, state representative, speaker
             328      of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader, whip, and assistant
             329      whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             330          (20) "Legislative office candidate" means a person who:
             331          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for the office of state senator or state representative;
             332          (b) declares himself to be a candidate for, or actively campaigns for, the position of
             333      speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, or the leader, whip, and
             334      assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature; and
             335          (c) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to


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


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


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


             429      officeholder to defray the costs of functioning in a public office or aid the officeholder to
             430      communicate with the officeholder's constituents:
             431          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of
             432      money or anything of value to an officeholder; or
             433          (ii) goods or services provided at less than fair market value to or for the benefit of the
             434      officeholder.
             435          (b) "Public service assistance" does not include:
             436          (i) anything provided by the state;
             437          (ii) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             438      of their time on behalf of an officeholder;
             439          (iii) money lent to an officeholder by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             440      business;
             441          (iv) news coverage or any publication by the news media; or
             442          (v) any article, story, or other coverage as part of any regular publication of any
             443      organization unless substantially all the publication is devoted to information about the
             444      officeholder.
             445          (35) "Publicly identified class of individuals" means a group of 50 or more individuals
             446      sharing a common occupation, interest, or association that contribute to a political action
             447      committee or political issues committee and whose names can be obtained by contacting the
             448      political action committee or political issues committee upon whose financial report they are
             449      listed.
             450          (36) "Receipts" means contributions and public service assistance.
             451          (37) "Registered lobbyist" means a person registered under Title 36, Chapter 11,
             452      Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.
             453          (38) "Registered political action committee" means any political action committee that
             454      is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's
             455      office.
             456          (39) "Registered political issues committee" means any political issues committee that
             457      is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's
             458      office.
             459          (40) "Registered political party" means an organization of voters that:


             460          (a) participated in the last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2%
             461      or more of the total votes cast for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives
             462      for any of its candidates for any office; or
             463          (b) has complied with the petition and organizing procedures of this chapter.
             464          [(41) "Report" means a verified financial statement.]
             465          [(42)] (41) "Reporting entity" means a candidate, a candidate's personal campaign
             466      committee, an officeholder, [and] a party committee, a political action committee, and a
             467      political issues committee.
             468          [(43)] (42) "School board office" means the office of state school board or local school
             469      board.
             470          [(44)] (43) (a) "Source" means the person or entity that is the legal owner of the
             471      tangible or intangible asset that comprises the contribution.
             472          (b) "Source" means, for political action committees and corporations, the political
             473      action committee and the corporation as entities, not the contributors to the political action
             474      committee or the owners or shareholders of the corporation.
             475          [(45)] (44) "State office" means the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney
             476      general, state auditor, and state treasurer.
             477          [(46)] (45) "State office candidate" means a person who:
             478          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a state office; or
             479          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             480      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election
             481      to a state office.
             482          [(47)] (46) "Summary report" means the year end report containing the summary of a
             483      reporting entity's contributions and expenditures.
             484          [(48)] (47) "Supervisory board" means the individual or group of individuals that
             485      allocate expenditures from a political issues committee.
             486          Section 3. Section 20A-11-103 is amended to read:
             487           20A-11-103. Notice of pending interim and summary reports -- Form of
             488      submission.
             489          (1) (a) [(i) Ten] Except as provided under Subsection (1)(b), ten days before a [report]
             490      financial statement from a state office candidate, legislative office candidate, officeholder, state


             491      school board candidate, political party, political action committee, political issues committee,
             492      or judge is due under this chapter, the lieutenant governor shall inform those candidates,
             493      officeholders, parties, committees, and judges[, and entities] by postal mail or, if requested by
             494      the candidate, [judge,] officeholder, party, [or] committee, or judge, by electronic mail:
             495          [(A)] (i) that the [report] financial statement is due; [and]
             496          [(B)] (ii) the date that the [report] financial statement is due[.];
             497          [(ii)] (iii) [In addition to the information required by Subsection (1)(a)(i) and in the
             498      same mailing, ten days before the interim reports for candidates or judges are due, the
             499      lieutenant governor shall inform the candidate or judge] if the notification is sent to a judge in
             500      reference to the interim report due before the regular general election, or to a candidate in
             501      reference to an interim report due before the regular primary election, on August 31, or before
             502      the regular general election, that if the report is not [received in the lieutenant governor's office
             503      by 5 p.m. on the date that it is due] timely filed, voters will be informed that the candidate or
             504      judge has been disqualified and any votes cast for the candidate or judge will not be counted[.];
             505          [(iii)] (iv) [In addition to the information required by Subsection (1)(a)(i) and in the
             506      same mailing, ten days before the interim reports or verified financial statements for entities
             507      that are due September 15 and before the regular general election are due, and ten days before
             508      summary reports or January 5 financial statements are due, the lieutenant governor shall inform
             509      the entity, candidate, judge, or officeholder that if the report is not received in the lieutenant
             510      governor's office by the date that it is due, the entity, candidate, judge, or officeholder] if the
             511      notification is sent to a political party, political action committee, or political issues committee
             512      in reference to an interim report or a verified financial statement, that the entity may be guilty
             513      of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report or statement[.]; and
             514          (v) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate,
             515      officeholder, party, committee, or judge may be guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to
             516      file the report.
             517          (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1)(a), under this section the
             518      lieutenant governor is not required to provide notice:
             519          (i) to a candidate of the financial statement that is due before the candidate's political
             520      convention; or
             521          (ii) of a financial statement due in connection with a public hearing for an initiative


             522      under the requirements of Section 20A-7-204.1
             523          [(b)] (c) Ten days before [a] an interim or summary report from a local school board
             524      candidate is due under this chapter, the county clerk shall inform the candidate by postal mail
             525      or, if requested, by electronic mail:
             526          (i) that the report is due;
             527          (ii) the date that the report is due; [and]
             528          (iii) if the notification is in reference to an interim report due before the regular primary
             529      election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, that, if the report is not [received
             530      in the county clerk's office by 5 p.m. on the date that it is due] timely filed, voters will be
             531      informed that the candidate has been disqualified and any votes cast for the candidate will not
             532      be counted[.]; and
             533          (iv) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate may be
             534      guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report.
             535          (2) Persons or entities submitting [reports] financial statements required by this chapter
             536      may submit them:
             537          (a) on paper, printed, typed, or legibly handwritten or hand printed;
             538          (b) on a computer disk according to specifications established by the chief election
             539      officer that protect against fraudulent filings and secure the accuracy of the information
             540      contained on the computer disk;
             541          (c) via fax; or
             542          (d) via electronic mail or the Internet, according to specifications established by the
             543      chief election officer.
             544          (3) A [report] financial statement is considered timely filed if:
             545          (a) it is received in the chief election officer's office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date
             546      that it is due;
             547          (b) it is received in the chief election officer's office with a postmark three days or
             548      more before the date that the [report] financial statement was due; or
             549          (c) the candidate, judge, or entity has proof that the [report] financial statement was
             550      mailed, with appropriate postage and addressing, three days before the [report] financial
             551      statement was due.
             552          Section 4. Section 20A-11-203 is amended to read:


             553           20A-11-203. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             554      Year-end summary report.
             555          (1) (a) Each state office candidate shall file a summary report by January [5] 10 of the
             556      year after the regular general election year.
             557          (b) Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in addition to the
             558      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former state office candidate that has not filed the
             559      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-205 shall
             560      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             561          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             562      of the [last regular general election] previous year:
             563          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             564          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             565      if any;
             566          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             567      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             568          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             569      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             570          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             571          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             572      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             573          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             574          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             575      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             576          (b) (i) For all single contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             577      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             578          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             579      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             580          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             581      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             582          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by an authorized member of
             583      the state office candidate's personal campaign committee or by the state office candidate


             584      certifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been
             585      reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year and that there
             586      are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set forth in that report.
             587          [(4) State office candidates reporting under this section need only report receipts
             588      received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             589          Section 5. Section 20A-11-204 is amended to read:
             590           20A-11-204. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements -- Interim
             591      reports.
             592          (1) Each state office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in any
             593      year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             594          (a) seven days before [any] the candidate's political convention [if more than one
             595      individual in the candidate's same party has filed a declaration of candidacy for the particular
             596      public office that the candidate seeks];
             597          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             598          (c) [September 15] August 31; and
             599          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             600          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             601          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             602          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             603      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             604          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             605      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             606          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             607      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             608          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             609          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             610      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             611          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             612          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             613      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             614      last summary report; and


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


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


             677      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-304 shall
             678      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             679          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             680      of the [last regular general election] previous year:
             681          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             682          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             683      if any, during the calendar year in which the summary report is due;
             684          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             685      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             686          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             687      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             688          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             689          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             690      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             691          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             692          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             693      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             694          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             695      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             696          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             697      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             698          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             699      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             700          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the legislative office
             701      candidate certifying that to the best of the candidate's knowledge, all receipts and all
             702      expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election]
             703      previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             704      forth in that report.
             705          [(4) Legislative office candidates reporting under this section need only report receipts
             706      received and expenditures made after April 29, 1991.]
             707          Section 8. Section 20A-11-303 is amended to read:


             708           20A-11-303. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             709      Interim reports.
             710          (1) Each legislative office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times
             711      in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             712          (a) seven days before [any] the candidate's political convention [if more than one
             713      individual in the candidate's same party has filed a declaration of candidacy for the particular
             714      public office that the candidate seeks];
             715          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date[, if the candidate is on the ballot
             716      in the primary election];
             717          (c) [September 15, unless the candidate is unopposed] August 31; and
             718          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             719          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             720          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             721          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             722      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             723          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             724      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             725          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             726      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             727          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             728          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             729      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             730          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             731          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             732      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             733      last summary report; and
             734          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             735          (i) beginning balance;
             736          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             737          (iii) total contributions to date;
             738          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and


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


             770          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in
             771      the next scheduled report.
             772          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             773      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             774          (i) each legislative office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             775      one; and
             776          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             777          (b) If it appears that any legislative office candidate has failed to file the summary
             778      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             779      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             780      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             781      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the legislative office candidate of the
             782      violation or written complaint and direct the legislative office candidate to file a summary
             783      report correcting the problem.
             784          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any legislative office candidate to fail to file or amend a
             785      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             786      section.
             787          (ii) Each legislative office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             788      class B misdemeanor.
             789          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             790      attorney general.
             791          Section 10. Section 20A-11-401 is amended to read:
             792           20A-11-401. Officeholder financial reporting requirements -- Year-end summary
             793      report.
             794          (1) (a) Each officeholder shall file a summary report by January [5] 10 of each year.
             795          (b) An officeholder that is required to file a summary report both as an officeholder and
             796      as a candidate for office under the requirements of this chapter may file a single summary
             797      report as a candidate and an officeholder, provided that the combined report meets the
             798      requirements of:
             799          (i) this section; and
             800          (ii) the section that provides the requirements for the summary report that must be filed


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


             832      of the [regular general election] previous year:
             833          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             834          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             835      if any, during the [election] previous year;
             836          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             837      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             838          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             839      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             840          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             841          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             842      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             843          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             844          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             845      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             846          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             847      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             848          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             849      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             850          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             851      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             852          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the treasurer of the party
             853      committee certifying that, to the best of the treasurer's knowledge, all receipts and all
             854      expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general election]
             855      previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             856      forth in that report.
             857          Section 12. Section 20A-11-507 is amended to read:
             858           20A-11-507. Political party financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.
             859          (1) [Each] The party committee of each registered political party shall file an interim
             860      report at the following times in any year in which there is a regular general election:
             861          (a) [September 15] August 31; and
             862          (b) seven days before the general election.


             863          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             864          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             865          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             866      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             867          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             868      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             869          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             870      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             871          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             872          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             873      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             874          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             875          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             876      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             877      last summary report; and
             878          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             879          (i) beginning balance;
             880          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             881          (iii) total contributions to date;
             882          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             883          (v) total expenditures to date.
             884          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             885      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             886          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             887      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             888          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as
             889      of [three] five days before the required filing date of the report.
             890          Section 13. Section 20A-11-508 is amended to read:
             891           20A-11-508. Political party reporting requirements -- Criminal penalties.
             892          (1) (a) Each registered political party that fails to file the interim reports due
             893      [September 15] on August 31 or before the regular general election is guilty of a class B


             894      misdemeanor.
             895          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             896      attorney general.
             897          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report required by this
             898      part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed report to ensure that:
             899          (a) each political party that is required to file a report has filed one; and
             900          (b) each report contains the information required by this part.
             901          (3) If it appears that any political party has failed to file a report required by law, if it
             902      appears that a filed report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has
             903      received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any report, the
             904      lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written
             905      complaint, notify the political party of the violation or written complaint and direct the political
             906      party to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             907          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political party to fail to file or amend a summary report
             908      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             909          (b) Each political party who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             910      misdemeanor.
             911          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             912      attorney general.
             913          Section 14. Section 20A-11-601 is amended to read:
             914           20A-11-601. Political action committees -- Registration -- Criminal penalty for
             915      providing false information or accepting unlawful contribution.
             916          (1) (a) Each political action committee shall file a statement of organization with the
             917      lieutenant governor's office by January 10 of each year, unless the political action committee
             918      has filed a notice of dissolution under Subsection (4).
             919          (b) If a political action committee is organized after the January 10 filing date, the
             920      political action committee shall file an initial statement of organization no later than seven days
             921      after:
             922          (i) receiving contributions totaling at least $750; or
             923          (ii) distributing expenditures for political purposes totaling at least [$750] $50.
             924          (c) If January 10 falls on a weekend or holiday, the statement of organization shall be


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


             956      information in the statement of organization or the notice of change of primary officer.
             957          (b) Each primary officer designated in Subsection (2) is guilty of accepting an unlawful
             958      contribution if the political action committee knowingly or recklessly accepts a contribution
             959      from a corporation that:
             960          (i) was organized less than 90 days before the date of the general election; and
             961          (ii) at the time the political action committee accepts the contribution, has failed to file
             962      a statement of organization with the lieutenant governor's office as required by Section
             963      20A-11-704 .
             964          (c) A violation of this Subsection (6) is a third degree felony.
             965          Section 15. Section 20A-11-602 is amended to read:
             966           20A-11-602. Political action committees -- Financial reporting.
             967          (1) (a) Each registered political action committee that has received contributions
             968      totaling at least $750, or [made] disbursed expenditures [that total] totaling at least [$750] $50,
             969      during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's
             970      office on:
             971          (i) January [5] 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             972      previous year;
             973          (ii) [September 15] August 31; and
             974          (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             975          (b) The registered political action committee shall report:
             976          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             977      statement; and
             978          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             979      election, all contributions and expenditures as of [three] five days before the required filing
             980      date of the financial statement.
             981          (c) The registered political action committee need not file a statement under this
             982      section if it received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             983          (2) (a) The verified financial statement shall include:
             984          (i) the name, address, and occupation of any individual that makes a contribution to the
             985      reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             986          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a


             987      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             988          (iii) the name and address of any political action committee, group, or entity that makes
             989      a contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             990          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             991          (v) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             992      reporting political action committee, and the amount of each expenditure;
             993          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             994          (vii) the total amount of contributions received and expenditures disbursed by the
             995      reporting political action committee;
             996          (viii) a paragraph signed by the political action committee's treasurer or chief financial
             997      officer verifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, the financial report is accurate; and
             998          (ix) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             999          (A) beginning balance;
             1000          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1001          (C) total contributions to date;
             1002          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1003          (E) total expenditures to date.
             1004          (b) (i) Contributions received by a political action committee that have a value of $50
             1005      or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an aggregate total.
             1006          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1007      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1008          Section 16. Section 20A-11-603 is amended to read:
             1009           20A-11-603. Criminal penalties.
             1010          (1) (a) Each political action committee that fails to file the statement due [September
             1011      15] on August 31 or before the regular general session is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             1012          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             1013      attorney general.
             1014          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January [5] 10 statement
             1015      required by this part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1016          (a) each political action committee that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             1017          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.


             1018          (3) If it appears that any political action committee has failed to file the January [5] 10
             1019      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             1020      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             1021      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt
             1022      of a written complaint, notify the political action committee of the violation or written
             1023      complaint and direct the political action committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             1024          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political action committee to fail to file or amend a
             1025      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1026          (b) Each political action committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1027      misdemeanor.
             1028          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             1029      attorney general.
             1030          Section 17. Section 20A-11-701 is amended to read:
             1031           20A-11-701. Campaign financial reporting of candidate campaign contributions
             1032      by corporations -- Filing requirements -- Statement contents.
             1033          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made expenditures for political purposes that total at
             1034      least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             1035      governor's office on:
             1036          (i) January [5] 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1037          (ii) [September 15] August 31; and
             1038          (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             1039          (b) The corporation shall report:
             1040          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             1041          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             1042      election, all expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of the financial
             1043      statement.
             1044          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             1045      expenditures during the reporting period.
             1046          (2) That statement shall include:
             1047          (a) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             1048      corporation, and the amount of each expenditure;


             1049          (b) the total amount of expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             1050          (c) a paragraph signed by the corporation's or the political action committee's treasurer
             1051      or chief financial officer verifying the accuracy of the financial report.
             1052          Section 18. Section 20A-11-702 is amended to read:
             1053           20A-11-702. Campaign financial reporting of political issues expenditures by
             1054      corporations -- Financial reporting.
             1055          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made political issues expenditures on current or
             1056      proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified
             1057      financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office on:
             1058          (i) January [5] 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1059          [(ii) March 1;]
             1060          [(iii) June 1;]
             1061          [(iv) September 15; and]
             1062          (ii) August 31; and
             1063          [(v)] (iii) seven days before the regular general election.
             1064          (b) The corporation shall report:
             1065          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             1066          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the primary
             1067      and general elections, expenditures as of [three] five days before the required filing date of the
             1068      financial statement.
             1069          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             1070      expenditures during the reporting period.
             1071          (2) That statement shall include:
             1072          (a) the name and address of each individual, entity, or group of individuals or entities
             1073      that received a political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the corporation, and the
             1074      amount of each political issues expenditure;
             1075          (b) the total amount of political issues expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             1076          (c) a paragraph signed by the corporation's treasurer or chief financial officer verifying
             1077      the accuracy of the verified financial statement.
             1078          Section 19. Section 20A-11-802 is amended to read:
             1079           20A-11-802. Political issues committees -- Financial reporting.


             1080          (1) (a) Each registered political issues committee that has received political issues
             1081      contributions totaling at least $750, or disbursed political issues expenditures totaling at least
             1082      $50, during a calendar year on current or proposed statewide ballot propositions, to influence
             1083      an incorporation petition or an incorporation election, or on initiative petitions to be submitted
             1084      to the Legislature, shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office:
             1085          (i) on January [5] 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of
             1086      the previous year;
             1087          (ii) seven days before the date of an incorporation election, if the political issues
             1088      committee has received donations or made disbursements to affect an incorporation;
             1089          [(iii) March 1;]
             1090          [(iv) June 1;]
             1091          [(v)] (iii) at least three days before the first public hearing held as required by Section
             1092      20A-7-204.1 ;
             1093          [(vi)] (iv) if the political issues committee has received or expended funds in relation to
             1094      an initiative or referendum, at the time the initiative or referendum sponsors submit:
             1095          (A) the verified and certified initiative packets [to the county clerk] as required by
             1096      Section 20A-7-206 ; or
             1097          (B) the signed and verified referendum packets as required by Section 20A-7-306 ;
             1098          [(vii)] (v) on [September 15] August 31; and
             1099          [(viii)] (vi) seven days before the regular general election.
             1100          (b) The political issues committee shall report:
             1101          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             1102      statement; and
             1103          (ii) for financial statements filed on [September 15] August 31 and before the general
             1104      election, all contributions and expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of
             1105      the financial statement.
             1106          (c) The political issues committee need not file a statement under this section if it
             1107      received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             1108          (2) (a) That statement shall include:
             1109          (i) the name, address, and occupation of any individual that makes a political issues
             1110      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues


             1111      contribution;
             1112          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             1113      political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             1114      political issues contribution;
             1115          (iii) the name and address of any political issues committee, group, or entity that makes
             1116      a political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             1117      political issues contribution;
             1118          (iv) the name and address of each reporting entity that makes a political issues
             1119      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues
             1120      contribution;
             1121          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1122          (vi) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), the name and address of each individual,
             1123      entity, or group of individuals or entities that received a political issues expenditure of more
             1124      than $50 from the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of each political issues
             1125      expenditure;
             1126          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1127          (viii) the total amount of political issues contributions received and political issues
             1128      expenditures disbursed by the reporting political issues committee;
             1129          (ix) a paragraph signed by the political issues committee's treasurer or chief financial
             1130      officer verifying that, to the best of the signer's knowledge, the financial statement is accurate;
             1131      and
             1132          (x) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             1133          (A) beginning balance;
             1134          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1135          (C) total contributions to date;
             1136          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1137          (E) total expenditures to date.
             1138          (b) (i) Political issues contributions received by a political issues committee that have a
             1139      value of $50 or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an
             1140      aggregate total.
             1141          (ii) Two or more political issues contributions from the same source that have an


             1142      aggregate total of more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported
             1143      separately.
             1144          (c) When reporting political issue expenditures made to circulators of initiative
             1145      petitions, the political issues committee:
             1146          (i) need only report the amount paid to each initiative petition circulator; and
             1147          (ii) need not report the name or address of the circulator.
             1148          Section 20. Section 20A-11-803 is amended to read:
             1149           20A-11-803. Criminal penalties.
             1150          (1) (a) Each political issues committee that fails to file the statement due [September
             1151      15] August 31 or before the regular general [session] election is guilty of a class B
             1152      misdemeanor.
             1153          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             1154      attorney general.
             1155          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January [5] 10 statement, the
             1156      lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1157          (a) each political issues committee that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             1158          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             1159          (3) If it appears that any political issues committee has failed to file the January [5] 10
             1160      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             1161      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             1162      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt
             1163      of a written complaint, notify the political issues committee of the violation or written
             1164      complaint and direct the political issues committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             1165          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political issues committee to fail to file or amend a
             1166      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1167          (b) Each political issues committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1168      misdemeanor.
             1169          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             1170      attorney general.
             1171          Section 21. Section 20A-11-1302 is amended to read:
             1172           20A-11-1302. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements


             1173      -- Year-end summary report.
             1174          (1) (a) Each school board office candidate shall file a summary report by January [5]
             1175      10 of the year after the regular general election year.
             1176          (b) Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in addition to the
             1177      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former school board office candidate that has not filed the
             1178      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-1304 shall
             1179      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             1180          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1181      of the [last regular general election] previous year:
             1182          (i) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1183          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             1184      if any, during the [calendar year in which the summary report is due] previous year;
             1185          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             1186      reports, if any, filed during the [election] previous year;
             1187          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             1188      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1189          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1190          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1191      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1192          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1193          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1194      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             1195          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1196      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1197          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1198      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1199          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             1200      December 31 of the [last regular general election] previous year.
             1201          (3) The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the school board office
             1202      candidate certifying that, to the best of the school board office candidate's knowledge, all
             1203      receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the [last regular general


             1204      election] previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except
             1205      as set forth in that report.
             1206          [(4) School board office candidates reporting under this section need only report
             1207      receipts received and expenditures made after May 5, 1997.]
             1208          Section 22. Section 20A-11-1303 is amended to read:
             1209           20A-11-1303. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1210      -- Interim reports.
             1211          (1) Each school board office candidate shall file an interim report at the following
             1212      times in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             1213          (a) May 15, for state school board office candidates;
             1214          [(a)] (b) seven days before the regular primary election date[, if the candidate is on the
             1215      ballot in the primary election];
             1216          [(b) September 15, unless the candidate is unopposed; and]
             1217          (c) August 31; and
             1218          [(c)] (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1219          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1220          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1221          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             1222      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1223          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             1224      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1225          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             1226      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1227          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1228          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1229      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1230          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1231          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1232      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             1233      last summary report; and
             1234          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:


             1235          (i) beginning balance;
             1236          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1237          (iii) total contributions to date;
             1238          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1239          (v) total expenditures to date.
             1240          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1241      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1242          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1243      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1244          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as
             1245      of [three] five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1246          [(5) School board office candidates reporting under this section need only report
             1247      contributions received and expenditures made after May 5, 1997.]
             1248          Section 23. Section 20A-11-1305 is amended to read:
             1249           20A-11-1305. School board office candidate -- Failure to file statement -- Name
             1250      not printed on ballot -- Filling vacancy.
             1251          (1) (a) If a school board office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             1252      regular primary election, [September 15] on August 31, and before the regular general election,
             1253      the chief election officer shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was
             1254      timely mailed, inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1255          (i) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate by blacking out the
             1256      candidate's name before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             1257          (ii) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform
             1258      the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that votes
             1259      cast for candidate will not be counted; and
             1260          (iii) may not count any votes for that candidate.
             1261          (b) Any school board office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             1262      required by this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             1263      Section 20A-1-501 .
             1264          (c) Notwithstanding [Subsection] Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a school board office
             1265      candidate is not disqualified if:


             1266          (i) the candidate files the reports required by this section;
             1267          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             1268      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies;
             1269      and
             1270          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies are corrected in an amended report or in
             1271      the next scheduled report.
             1272          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report by a candidate
             1273      for state school board, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure
             1274      that:
             1275          (i) each state school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1276      one; and
             1277          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1278          (b) If it appears that any state school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1279      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1280      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             1281      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             1282      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state school board candidate of the
             1283      violation or written complaint and direct the state school board candidate to file a summary
             1284      report correcting the problem.
             1285          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1286      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             1287      section.
             1288          (ii) Each state school board candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1289      class B misdemeanor.
             1290          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1291      attorney general.
             1292          (3) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the county
             1293      clerk shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1294          (i) each local school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1295      one; and
             1296          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.


             1297          (b) If it appears that any local school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1298      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1299      if the county clerk has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             1300      of any summary report, the county clerk shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or
             1301      receipt of a written complaint, notify the local school board candidate of the violation or
             1302      written complaint and direct the local school board candidate to file a summary report
             1303      correcting the problem.
             1304          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any local school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1305      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the county clerk under this section.
             1306          (ii) Each local school board candidate who violates Subsection (3)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1307      class B misdemeanor.
             1308          (iii) The county clerk shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(c)(i) to the district or
             1309      county attorney.
             1310          Section 24. Section 20A-12-304 is amended to read:
             1311           20A-12-304. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting
             1312      requirements -- Year-end summary report.
             1313          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file a summary report with the
             1314      lieutenant governor by January [5] 10 of the year after the regular general election year.
             1315          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1316      of the last regular general election year:
             1317          (i) a single figure equal to the total amount of contributions reported on the interim
             1318      report;
             1319          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on the interim
             1320      report;
             1321          (iii) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last summary report that
             1322      has not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1323          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1324          (v) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1325      not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1326          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1327          (vii) the net balance for the year, consisting of all contributions minus all expenditures.


             1328          (b) (i) For all single contributions of $50 or less, an aggregate figure may be reported
             1329      without a separate detailed listing.
             1330          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source for a total of more than $50 may
             1331      not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported in the detailed listing.
             1332          (3) The summary report shall contain a statement signed by the judge certifying that, to
             1333      the best of the judge's knowledge, all contributions and all expenditures have been reported as
             1334      of December 31 of the last regular general election year and that there are no financial
             1335      obligations outstanding except as set forth in the report.
             1336          Section 25. Effective date.
             1337          If approved by two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, this bill takes effect
             1338      upon approval by the governor, or the day following the constitutional time limit of Utah
             1339      Constitution Article VII, Section 8, without the governor's signature, or in the case of a veto,
             1340      the date of veto override.
             1341          Section 26. Coordinating S.B. 21 with S.B. 12 -- Merging substantive amendments.
             1342          If this S.B. 21 and S.B. 12, Election Law Modifications, both pass, it is the intent of the
             1343      Legislature that the amendments to Sections 20A-11-302 , 20A-11-506 , and 20A-11-1302 in
             1344      this bill supersede the amendments to Sections 20A-11-302 , 20A-11-506 , and 20A-11-1302 in
             1345      S.B. 12 when the Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel prepares the Utah Code
             1346      database for publication.


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