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H.B. 329 Enrolled

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CAMPAIGN FINANCE AMENDMENTS

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2010 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

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Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins

             6     
             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends provisions in Title 20A, Chapter 11, Campaign and Financial
             10      Reporting Requirements and Title 20A, Chapter 12, Selection and Election of Judges.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    enacts, amends, and repeals definitions;
             14          .    requires a filing entity to electronically file a financial statement;
             15          .    requires the lieutenant governor to post a financial statement online in a searchable
             16      format within three business days;
             17          .    requires checks that have been negotiated to be reported in an interim or summary
             18      report;
             19          .    requires a person sponsoring certain electioneering communications to file a report;
             20          .    repeals a provision requiring a political action committee or political issues
             21      committee to disclose the occupation of a person who makes a contribution;
             22          .    establishes additional filing deadlines for some filing entities;
             23          .    requires a corporation to disclose certain contracts with the state;
             24          .    prohibits making a campaign contribution in another's name;
             25          .    establishes reporting requirements for labor organizations;
             26          .    imposes a fine for failure to file a timely financial statement; and
             27          .    makes technical changes.
             28      Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
             29          None


             30      Other Special Clauses:
             31          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2011.
             32      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             33      AMENDS:
             34          20A-11-101, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 60 and 361
             35          20A-11-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 14 and 49
             36          20A-11-203, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             37          20A-11-204, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             38          20A-11-206, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 202
             39          20A-11-302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             40          20A-11-303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             41          20A-11-305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 202
             42          20A-11-403, as repealed and reenacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             43          20A-11-507, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             44          20A-11-508, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             45          20A-11-602, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 14 and 49
             46          20A-11-603, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             47          20A-11-701, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             48          20A-11-702, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             49          20A-11-703, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             50          20A-11-802, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapters 14 and 49
             51          20A-11-901, as enacted by Laws of Utah 1995, Chapter 1
             52          20A-11-1001, as last amended by Laws of Utah 1997, Chapter 355
             53          20A-11-1002, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2002, Chapter 317
             54          20A-11-1301, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapters 227 and 361
             55          20A-11-1302, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             56          20A-11-1303, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 361
             57          20A-11-1305, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14


             58          20A-12-303, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 166
             59          20A-12-304, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 14
             60          20A-12-305, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 166
             61          20A-12-306, as enacted by Laws of Utah 2001, Chapter 166
             62      ENACTS:
             63          20A-11-904, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             64          20A-11-1005, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             65          20A-11-1501, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             66          20A-11-1502, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             67          20A-11-1503, Utah Code Annotated 1953
             68     
             69      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             70          Section 1. Section 20A-11-101 is amended to read:
             71           20A-11-101. Definitions.
             72          As used in this chapter:
             73          (1) "Address" means the number and street where an individual resides or where a
             74      reporting entity has its principal office.
             75          (2) "Ballot proposition" includes initiatives, referenda, proposed constitutional
             76      amendments, and any other ballot propositions submitted to the voters that are authorized by
             77      the Utah Code Annotated 1953.
             78          (3) "Candidate" means any person who:
             79          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a public office; or
             80          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person
             81      to receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or
             82      election to a public office.
             83          (4) "Chief election officer" means:
             84          (a) the lieutenant governor for state office candidates, legislative office candidates,
             85      officeholders, political parties, political action committees, corporations, political issues


             86      committees, [and] state school board candidates, judges, and labor organizations, as defined in
             87      Section 20A-11-1501 ; and
             88          (b) the county clerk for local school board candidates.
             89          [(5) "Continuing political party" means an organization of voters that participated in
             90      the last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2% or more of the total votes
             91      cast for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives.]
             92          [(6)] (5) (a) "Contribution" means any of the following when done for political
             93      purposes:
             94          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, loan, advance, or deposit of money or anything of
             95      value given to the filing entity;
             96          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a gift,
             97      subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money or
             98      anything of value to the filing entity;
             99          (iii) any transfer of funds from another reporting entity [or a corporation] to the filing
             100      entity;
             101          (iv) compensation paid by any person or reporting entity other than the filing entity for
             102      personal services provided without charge to the filing entity;
             103          (v) remuneration from:
             104          (A) any organization or its directly affiliated organization that has a registered lobbyist
             105      [to compensate a legislator for a loss of salary or income while the Legislature is in session]; or
             106          [(vi) salaries or other remuneration paid to a legislator by]
             107          (B) any agency or subdivision of the state, including school districts[, for the period
             108      the Legislature is in session]; and
             109          [(vii)] (vi) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of the filing entity at less
             110      than fair market value.
             111          (b) "Contribution" does not include:
             112          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             113      of their time on behalf of the filing entity;


             114          (ii) money lent to the filing entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             115      business; or
             116          (iii) goods or services provided for the benefit of a candidate or political party at less
             117      than fair market value that are not authorized by or coordinated with the candidate or political
             118      party.
             119          [(7)] (6) "Coordinated with" means that goods or services provided for the benefit of a
             120      candidate or political party are provided:
             121          (a) with the candidate's or political party's prior knowledge, if the candidate or
             122      political party does not object;
             123          (b) by agreement with the candidate or political party;
             124          (c) in coordination with the candidate or political party; or
             125          (d) using official logos, slogans, and similar elements belonging to a candidate or
             126      political party.
             127          [(8)] (7) (a) "Corporation" means a domestic or foreign, profit or nonprofit, business
             128      organization that is registered as a corporation or is authorized to do business in a state and
             129      makes any expenditure from corporate funds for:
             130          (i) the purpose of expressly advocating for political purposes; or
             131          (ii) the purpose of expressly advocating the approval or the defeat of any ballot
             132      proposition.
             133          (b) "Corporation" does not mean:
             134          (i) a business organization's political action committee or political issues committee;
             135      or
             136          (ii) a business entity organized as a partnership or a sole proprietorship.
             137          [(9)] (8) "Detailed listing" means:
             138          (a) for each contribution or public service assistance:
             139          (i) the name and address of the individual or source making the contribution or public
             140      service assistance;
             141          (ii) the amount or value of the contribution or public service assistance; and


             142          (iii) the date the contribution or public service assistance was made; and
             143          (b) for each expenditure:
             144          (i) the amount of the expenditure;
             145          (ii) the person or entity to whom it was disbursed;
             146          (iii) the specific purpose, item, or service acquired by the expenditure; and
             147          (iv) the date the expenditure was made.
             148          [(10)] (9) "Election" means each:
             149          (a) regular general election;
             150          (b) regular primary election; and
             151          (c) special election at which candidates are eliminated and selected.
             152          (10) "Electioneering communication" means a communication that:
             153          (a) has at least a value of $10,000;
             154          (b) clearly identifies a candidate or judge; and
             155          (c) is disseminated through the Internet, newspaper, magazine, outdoor advertising
             156      facility, direct mailing, broadcast, cable, or satellite provider within 45 days of the clearly
             157      identified candidate's or judge's election date.
             158          (11) (a) "Expenditure" means:
             159          (i) any disbursement from contributions, receipts, or from the separate bank account
             160      required by this chapter;
             161          (ii) a purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money,
             162      or anything of value made for political purposes;
             163          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             164      purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything
             165      of value for political purposes;
             166          (iv) compensation paid by [a corporation or] a filing entity for personal services
             167      rendered by a person without charge to a reporting entity;
             168          (v) a transfer of funds between the filing entity and a candidate's personal campaign
             169      committee; or


             170          (vi) goods or services provided by the filing entity to or for the benefit of another
             171      reporting entity for political purposes at less than fair market value.
             172          (b) "Expenditure" does not include:
             173          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             174      of their time on behalf of a reporting entity;
             175          (ii) money lent to a reporting entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             176      business; or
             177          (iii) anything listed in Subsection (11)(a) that is given by [a corporation or] a reporting
             178      entity to candidates for office or officeholders in states other than Utah.
             179          (12) "Filing entity" means the reporting entity that is [filing] required to file a
             180      financial statement required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections.
             181          (13) "Financial statement" includes any summary report, interim report, verified
             182      financial statement, or other statement disclosing contributions, expenditures, receipts,
             183      donations, or disbursements that is required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial
             184      Retention Elections.
             185          (14) "Governing board" means the individual or group of individuals that determine
             186      the candidates and committees that will receive expenditures from a political action
             187      committee, political party, or corporation.
             188          (15) "Incorporation" means the process established by Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             189      Incorporation, by which a geographical area becomes legally recognized as a city or town.
             190          (16) "Incorporation election" means the election authorized by Section 10-2-111 .
             191          (17) "Incorporation petition" means a petition authorized by Section 10-2-109 .
             192          (18) "Individual" means a natural person.
             193          (19) "Interim report" means a report identifying the contributions received and
             194      expenditures made since the last report.
             195          (20) "Legislative office" means the office of state senator, state representative, speaker
             196      of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader, whip, and assistant
             197      whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.


             198          (21) "Legislative office candidate" means a person who:
             199          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for the office of state senator or state
             200      representative;
             201          (b) declares [himself] oneself to be a candidate for, or actively campaigns for, the
             202      position of speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, or the leader,
             203      whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature; [and] or
             204          (c) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person
             205      to receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or
             206      election to a legislative office.
             207          [(22) "Newly registered political party" means an organization of voters that has
             208      complied with the petition and organizing procedures of this chapter to become a registered
             209      political party.]
             210          [(23)] (22) "Officeholder" means a person who holds a public office.
             211          [(24)] (23) "Party committee" means any committee organized by or authorized by the
             212      governing board of a registered political party.
             213          [(25)] (24) "Person" means both natural and legal persons, including individuals,
             214      business organizations, personal campaign committees, party committees, political action
             215      committees, political issues committees, [labor unions,] and labor organizations, as defined in
             216      Section 20A-11-1501 .
             217          [(26)] (25) "Personal campaign committee" means the committee appointed by a
             218      candidate to act for the candidate as provided in this chapter.
             219          [(27)] (26) (a) "Political action committee" means an entity, or any group of
             220      individuals or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to:
             221          (i) solicit or receive contributions from any other person, group, or entity for political
             222      purposes; or
             223          (ii) make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to refrain from voting or
             224      to vote for or against any candidate [for] or person seeking election to a municipal or county
             225      office.


             226          (b) "Political action committee" includes groups affiliated with a registered political
             227      party but not authorized or organized by the governing board of the registered political party
             228      that receive contributions or makes expenditures for political purposes.
             229          (c) "Political action committee" does not mean:
             230          (i) a party committee;
             231          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to a candidate or committee in the
             232      regular course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             233          (iii) an individual;
             234          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             235      account;
             236          (v) a corporation, except a corporation a major purpose of which is to act as a political
             237      action committee; or
             238          (vi) a personal campaign committee.
             239          [(28)] (27) "Political convention" means a county or state political convention held by
             240      a registered political party to select candidates.
             241          [(29)] (28) (a) "Political issues committee" means an entity, or any group of
             242      individuals or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to:
             243          (i) solicit or receive donations from any other person, group, or entity to assist in
             244      placing a ballot proposition on the ballot, assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot,
             245      or to advocate that a voter refrain from voting or vote for or vote against any ballot
             246      proposition;
             247          (ii) make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to sign or refuse to sign a
             248      ballot proposition or incorporation petition or refrain from voting, vote for, or vote against any
             249      proposed ballot proposition or an incorporation in an incorporation election; or
             250          (iii) make expenditures to assist in qualifying or placing a ballot proposition on the
             251      ballot or to assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot.
             252          (b) "Political issues committee" does not mean:
             253          (i) a registered political party or a party committee;


             254          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to an individual or committee in the
             255      regular course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             256          (iii) an individual;
             257          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             258      account; or
             259          (v) a corporation, except a corporation a major purpose of which is to act as a political
             260      issues committee.
             261          [(30)] (29) (a) "Political issues contribution" means any of the following:
             262          (i) a gift, subscription, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money
             263      or anything of value given to a political issues committee;
             264          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a political
             265      issues donation to influence the approval or defeat of any ballot proposition;
             266          (iii) any transfer of funds received by a political issues committee from a reporting
             267      entity;
             268          (iv) compensation paid by another reporting entity for personal services rendered
             269      without charge to a political issues committee; and
             270          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of a political issues committee at
             271      less than fair market value.
             272          (b) "Political issues contribution" does not include:
             273          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             274      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             275          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             276      course of business.
             277          [(31)] (30) (a) "Political issues expenditure" means any of the following:
             278          (i) any payment from political issues contributions made for the purpose of
             279      influencing the approval or the defeat of:
             280          (A) a ballot proposition; or
             281          (B) an incorporation petition or incorporation election;


             282          (ii) a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money made
             283      for the express purpose of influencing the approval or the defeat of:
             284          (A) a ballot proposition; or
             285          (B) an incorporation petition or incorporation election;
             286          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             287      political issues expenditure;
             288          (iv) compensation paid by a reporting entity for personal services rendered by a person
             289      without charge to a political issues committee; or
             290          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of another reporting entity at less
             291      than fair market value.
             292          (b) "Political issues expenditure" does not include:
             293          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             294      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             295          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             296      course of business.
             297          [(32)] (31) "Political purposes" means an act done with the intent or in a way to
             298      influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly, any person to refrain from voting or to
             299      vote for or against any candidate [for public office] or a person seeking a municipal or county
             300      office at any caucus, political convention, [primary,] or election.
             301          [(33)] (32) "Primary election" means any regular primary election held under the
             302      election laws.
             303          [(34)] (33) "Public office" means the office of governor, lieutenant governor, state
             304      auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, state or local school board member, state senator,
             305      state representative, speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the
             306      leader, whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             307          [(35)] (34) (a) "Public service assistance" means the following when given or provided
             308      to an officeholder to defray the costs of functioning in a public office or aid the officeholder to
             309      communicate with the officeholder's constituents:


             310          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit
             311      of money or anything of value to an officeholder; or
             312          (ii) goods or services provided at less than fair market value to or for the benefit of the
             313      officeholder.
             314          (b) "Public service assistance" does not include:
             315          (i) anything provided by the state;
             316          (ii) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or
             317      all of their time on behalf of an officeholder;
             318          (iii) money lent to an officeholder by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             319      business;
             320          (iv) news coverage or any publication by the news media; or
             321          (v) any article, story, or other coverage as part of any regular publication of any
             322      organization unless substantially all the publication is devoted to information about the
             323      officeholder.
             324          [(36)] (35) "Publicly identified class of individuals" means a group of 50 or more
             325      individuals sharing a common occupation, interest, or association that contribute to a political
             326      action committee or political issues committee and whose names can be obtained by
             327      contacting the political action committee or political issues committee upon whose financial
             328      [report they] statement the individuals are listed.
             329          [(37)] (36) "Receipts" means contributions and public service assistance.
             330          [(38)] (37) "Registered lobbyist" means a person registered under Title 36, Chapter 11,
             331      Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.
             332          [(39)] (38) "Registered political action committee" means any political action
             333      committee that is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the
             334      lieutenant governor's office.
             335          [(40)] (39) "Registered political issues committee" means any political issues
             336      committee that is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the
             337      lieutenant governor's office.


             338          [(41)] (40) "Registered political party" means an organization of voters that:
             339          (a) participated in the last regular general election and polled a total vote equal to 2%
             340      or more of the total votes cast for all candidates for the United States House of Representatives
             341      for any of its candidates for any office; or
             342          (b) has complied with the petition and organizing procedures of [this chapter] Chapter
             343      8, Political Party Formation and Procedures.
             344          (41) (a) "Remuneration" means a payment:
             345          (i) made to a legislator for the period the Legislature is in session; and
             346          (ii) that is approximately equivalent to an amount a legislator would have earned
             347      during the period the Legislature is in session in the legislator's ordinary course of business.
             348          (b) "Remuneration" does not mean anything of economic value given to a legislator
             349      by:
             350          (i) the legislator's primary employer in the ordinary course of business; or
             351          (ii) a person or entity in the ordinary course of business:
             352          (A) because of the legislator's ownership interest in the entity; or
             353          (B) for services rendered by the legislator on behalf of the person or entity.
             354          (42) "Reporting entity" means a candidate, a candidate's personal campaign
             355      committee, a judge, a judge's personal campaign committee, an officeholder, a party
             356      committee, a political action committee, [and] a political issues committee, a corporation, or a
             357      labor organization, as defined in Section 20A-11-1501 .
             358          (43) "School board office" means the office of state school board or local school
             359      board.
             360          (44) (a) "Source" means the person or entity that is the legal owner of the tangible or
             361      intangible asset that comprises the contribution.
             362          (b) "Source" means, for political action committees and corporations, the political
             363      action committee and the corporation as entities, not the contributors to the political action
             364      committee or the owners or shareholders of the corporation.
             365          (45) "State office" means the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney


             366      general, state auditor, and state treasurer.
             367          (46) "State office candidate" means a person who:
             368          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for a state office; or
             369          (b) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person
             370      to receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or
             371      election to a state office.
             372          (47) "Summary report" means the year end report containing the summary of a
             373      reporting entity's contributions and expenditures.
             374          (48) "Supervisory board" means the individual or group of individuals that allocate
             375      expenditures from a political issues committee.
             376          Section 2. Section 20A-11-103 is amended to read:
             377           20A-11-103. Notice of pending interim and summary reports -- Form of
             378      submission -- Public availability.
             379          (1) (a) Except as provided under Subsection (1)(b), 10 days before [a financial
             380      statement from a state office candidate, legislative office candidate, officeholder, state school
             381      board candidate, political party, political action committee, political issues committee, or
             382      judge] an interim report or summary report is due under this chapter[,] or Chapter 12, Part 2,
             383      Judicial Retention Elections, the [lieutenant governor] chief election officer shall inform
             384      [those candidates, officeholders, parties, committees, and judges] the filing entity by postal
             385      mail or, if requested by the [candidate, officeholder, party, committee, or judge] filing entity,
             386      by electronic mail:
             387          (i) that the financial statement is due;
             388          (ii) of the date that the financial statement is due; and
             389          (iii) of the penalty for failing to file the financial statement.
             390          [(iii) if the notification is sent to a judge in reference to the interim report due before
             391      the regular general election, or to a candidate in reference to an interim report due before the
             392      regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, that if the report
             393      is not timely filed, voters will be informed that the candidate or judge has been disqualified


             394      and any votes cast for the candidate or judge will not be counted;]
             395          [(iv) if the notification is sent to a political party, political action committee, or
             396      political issues committee in reference to an interim report or a verified financial statement,
             397      that the entity may be guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report or
             398      statement; and]
             399          [(v) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate,
             400      officeholder, party, committee, or judge may be guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to
             401      file the report.]
             402          (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of Subsection (1)(a), under this section the
             403      [lieutenant governor] chief election officer is not required to provide notice:
             404          (i) to a candidate or political party of the financial statement that is due before the
             405      candidate's political convention; [or]
             406          (ii) of a financial statement due in connection with a public hearing for an initiative
             407      under the requirements of Section 20A-7-204.1 [.]; or
             408          [(c) Ten days before an interim or summary report from a local school board candidate
             409      is due under this chapter, the county clerk shall inform the candidate by postal mail or, if
             410      requested, by electronic mail:]
             411          [(i) that the report is due;]
             412          [(ii) the date that the report is due;]
             413          [(iii) if the notification is in reference to an interim report due before the regular
             414      primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, that, if the report is not
             415      timely filed, voters will be informed that the candidate has been disqualified and any votes
             416      cast for the candidate will not be counted; and]
             417          [(iv) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate may be
             418      guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report.]
             419          [(2) Persons or entities submitting financial statements required by this chapter may
             420      submit them: (a) on paper, printed, typed, or legibly handwritten or hand printed; (b) on a
             421      computer disk according to specifications established by the chief election officer that protect


             422      against fraudulent filings and secure the accuracy of the information contained on the
             423      computer disk; (c) via fax; or]
             424          (iii) to a corporation or labor organization, as defined in Section 20A-11-1501 .
             425          [(d)] (2) A filing entity shall electronically file a financial statement via electronic mail
             426      or the Internet[,] according to specifications established by the chief election officer.
             427          (3) A financial statement is considered timely filed if[: (a)] it is received [in] by the
             428      chief election officer's office [no later than 5:00 p.m.] before the close of regular office hours
             429      on the date that it is due[;].
             430          [(b) it is received in the chief election officer's office with a postmark three days or
             431      more before the date that the financial statement was due; or]
             432          [(c) the candidate, judge, or entity has proof that the financial statement was mailed,
             433      with appropriate postage and addressing, three days before the financial statement was due.]
             434          (4) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records
             435      Access and Management Act, the lieutenant governor shall:
             436          (a) make each campaign finance statement filed by a candidate available for public
             437      inspection and copying no later than one business day after the statement is filed; and
             438          (b) post an electronic copy or the contents of each [campaign finance] financial
             439      statement in a searchable format on a website established by the lieutenant governor:
             440          (i) for campaign finance statements submitted to the lieutenant governor under the
             441      requirements of Section 10-3-208 or Section 17-16-6.5 , no later than seven business days after
             442      the date of receipt of the campaign finance statement; or
             443          (ii) for a [campaign finance statement] summary report or interim report filed under
             444      the requirements of this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections, no later
             445      than [seven] three business days after the date the statement is [due.] electronically filed.
             446          (5) If a municipality, under Section 10-3-208 , or a county, under Section 17-16-6.5 ,
             447      elects to provide campaign finance disclosure on its own website, rather than through the
             448      lieutenant governor, the website established by the lieutenant governor shall contain a link or
             449      other access point to the municipality or county website.


             450          Section 3. Section 20A-11-203 is amended to read:
             451           20A-11-203. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             452      Year-end summary report.
             453          (1) (a) Each state office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of the
             454      year after the regular general election year.
             455          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             456      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former state office candidate that has not filed the
             457      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-205 shall
             458      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             459          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December
             460      31 of the previous year:
             461          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             462          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             463      if any;
             464          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             465      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             466          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             467      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             468          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             469          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             470      contributor; and
             471          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             472          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             473      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             474          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             475          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             476      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             477          (b) (i) For all single contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single


             478      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             479          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             480      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             481          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             482      December 31 of the previous year.
             483          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a state office candidate or a state
             484      office candidate's personal campaign committee on or before December 31 of the previous
             485      year shall be included in the summary report.
             486          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by an] An authorized
             487      member of the state office candidate's personal campaign committee or [by] the state office
             488      candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the [signer's]
             489      person's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of
             490      the previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             491      forth in that report.
             492          Section 4. Section 20A-11-204 is amended to read:
             493           20A-11-204. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             494      Interim reports.
             495          (1) Each state office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in any
             496      year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             497          (a) seven days before the candidate's political convention;
             498          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             499          (c) August 31; and
             500          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             501          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             502          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             503          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             504      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             505          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior


             506      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             507          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             508      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             509          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             510          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             511      contributor; and
             512          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             513          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             514      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             515          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             516          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             517      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             518      last summary report; and
             519          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             520          (i) beginning balance;
             521          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             522          (iii) total contributions to date;
             523          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             524          (v) total expenditures to date.
             525          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             526      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             527          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             528      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             529          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             530      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             531          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a state office candidate more than
             532      five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be [negotiated
             533      and] included in the interim report.


             534          Section 5. Section 20A-11-206 is amended to read:
             535           20A-11-206. State office candidate -- Failure to file reports -- Penalties.
             536          (1) (a) If a state office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the regular
             537      primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, the lieutenant governor
             538      shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,] filed:
             539          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             540          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             541      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             542          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             543      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             544      votes cast for the candidate will not be counted; and
             545          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and
             546          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             547          (b) Any state office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement required by
             548      Section 20A-11-204 is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             549      Section 20A-1-501 .
             550          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a state office candidate is not
             551      disqualified and the lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             552          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section no later than the due
             553      date in accordance with Section 20A-11-103 ;
             554          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             555      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             556      inaccuracies; and
             557          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are
             558      corrected in:
             559          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             560          (B) the next scheduled report.
             561          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the


             562      lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             563          (i) each state office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed one;
             564      and
             565          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             566          (b) If it appears that any state office candidate has failed to file the summary report
             567      required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the
             568      lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             569      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             570      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state office candidate of the violation or
             571      written complaint and direct the state office candidate to file a summary report correcting the
             572      problem.
             573          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state office candidate to fail to file or amend a summary
             574      report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             575          (ii) Each state office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class B
             576      misdemeanor.
             577          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             578      attorney general.
             579          Section 6. Section 20A-11-302 is amended to read:
             580           20A-11-302. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             581      Year-end summary report.
             582          (1) (a) Each legislative office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of
             583      the year after the regular general election year.
             584          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             585      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former legislative office candidate that has not filed the
             586      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-304 shall
             587      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             588          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December
             589      31 of the previous year:


             590          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             591          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             592      if any, during the calendar year in which the summary report is due;
             593          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             594      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             595          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             596      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             597          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             598          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             599      contributor; and
             600          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             601          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             602      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             603          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             604          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             605      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             606          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             607      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             608          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             609      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             610          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             611      December 31 of the previous year.
             612          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a legislative office candidate on or
             613      before December 31 of the previous year shall be included in the summary report.
             614          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the] The legislative
             615      office candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that to the best of the
             616      candidate's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31
             617      of the previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as


             618      set forth in that report.
             619          Section 7. Section 20A-11-303 is amended to read:
             620           20A-11-303. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             621      Interim reports.
             622          (1) Each legislative office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times
             623      in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             624          (a) seven days before the candidate's political convention;
             625          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             626          (c) August 31; and
             627          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             628          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             629          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             630          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             631      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             632          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             633      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             634          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             635      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             636          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             637          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             638      contributor; and
             639          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             640          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             641      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             642          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             643          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             644      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             645      last summary report; and


             646          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             647          (i) beginning balance;
             648          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             649          (iii) total contributions to date;
             650          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             651          (v) total expenditures to date.
             652          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             653      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             654          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             655      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             656          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             657      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             658          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a legislative office candidate more
             659      than five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be
             660      [negotiated and] included in the interim report.
             661          Section 8. Section 20A-11-305 is amended to read:
             662           20A-11-305. Legislative office candidate -- Failure to file report -- Penalties.
             663          (1) (a) If a legislative office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             664      regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, the lieutenant
             665      governor shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,]
             666      filed:
             667          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             668          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             669      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             670          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             671      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             672      votes cast for the candidate will not be counted; and
             673          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and


             674          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             675          (b) Any legislative office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             676      required by Section 20A-11-303 is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as
             677      provided in Section 20A-1-501 .
             678          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a legislative office candidate is not
             679      disqualified and the lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             680          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section no later than the due
             681      date in accordance with Section 20A-11-103 ;
             682          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             683      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             684      inaccuracies; and
             685          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are
             686      corrected in:
             687          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             688          (B) the next scheduled report.
             689          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the
             690      lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             691          (i) each legislative office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             692      one; and
             693          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             694          (b) If it appears that any legislative office candidate has failed to file the summary
             695      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             696      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or
             697      the falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery
             698      of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the legislative office candidate of the
             699      violation or written complaint and direct the legislative office candidate to file a summary
             700      report correcting the problem.
             701          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any legislative office candidate to fail to file or amend a


             702      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             703      section.
             704          (ii) Each legislative office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             705      class B misdemeanor.
             706          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             707      attorney general.
             708          Section 9. Section 20A-11-403 is amended to read:
             709           20A-11-403. Failure to file -- Penalties.
             710          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             711      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             712          (a) each officeholder that is required to file a summary report has filed one; and
             713          (b) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             714          (2) If it appears that any officeholder has failed to file the summary report required by
             715      law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             716      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             717      summary report, the lieutenant governor shall[,]:
             718          (a) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ;
             719      and
             720          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             721      the officeholder of the violation or written complaint and direct the officeholder to file a
             722      summary report correcting the problem.
             723          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any officeholder to fail to file or amend a summary report
             724      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             725          (b) Each officeholder who violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B
             726      misdemeanor.
             727          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(a) to the
             728      attorney general.
             729          Section 10. Section 20A-11-507 is amended to read:


             730           20A-11-507. Political party financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.
             731          (1) The party committee of each registered political party shall file an interim report at
             732      the following times in any year in which there is a regular general election:
             733          (a) seven days before the registered political party's political convention;
             734          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             735          [(a)] (c) August 31; and
             736          [(b)] (d) seven days before the general election date.
             737          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             738          (a) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             739          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             740      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             741          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             742      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             743          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             744      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             745          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             746          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             747      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             748          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             749          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             750      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             751      last summary report; and
             752          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             753          (i) beginning balance;
             754          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             755          (iii) total contributions to date;
             756          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             757          (v) total expenditures to date.


             758          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             759      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             760          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             761      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             762          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as
             763      of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             764          Section 11. Section 20A-11-508 is amended to read:
             765           20A-11-508. Political party reporting requirements -- Criminal penalties --
             766      Fines.
             767          (1) (a) Each registered political party that fails to file the interim reports due before the
             768      regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election is:
             769          (i) subject to a fine imposed in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and
             770          (ii) guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             771          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             772      attorney general.
             773          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report required by this
             774      part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed report to ensure that:
             775          (a) each political party that is required to file a report has filed one; and
             776          (b) each report contains the information required by this part.
             777          (3) If it appears that any political party has failed to file a report required by law, if it
             778      appears that a filed report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has
             779      received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any report, the
             780      lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written
             781      complaint, notify the political party of the violation or written complaint and direct the
             782      political party to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             783          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political party to fail to file or amend a summary report
             784      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             785          (b) Each political party who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B


             786      misdemeanor.
             787          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             788      attorney general.
             789          Section 12. Section 20A-11-602 is amended to read:
             790           20A-11-602. Political action committees -- Financial reporting.
             791          (1) (a) Each registered political action committee that has received contributions
             792      totaling at least $750, or disbursed expenditures totaling at least $50, during a calendar year
             793      shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office [on]:
             794          (i) on January 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             795      previous year;
             796          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             797          [(ii)] (iii) on August 31; and
             798          [(iii)] (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             799          (b) The registered political action committee shall report:
             800          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             801      statement; and
             802          (ii) for financial statements filed [on August 31 and before the general election] under
             803      Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), all contributions and expenditures as of five days before the
             804      required filing date of the financial statement.
             805          (c) The registered political action committee need not file a statement under this
             806      section if it received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             807          (2) (a) The verified financial statement shall include:
             808          (i) the name[,] and address[, and occupation] of any individual that makes a
             809      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             810          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             811      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             812          (iii) the name and address of any political action committee, group, or entity that
             813      makes a contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the


             814      contribution;
             815          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             816          (v) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from
             817      the reporting political action committee, and the amount of each expenditure;
             818          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             819          (vii) the total amount of contributions received and expenditures disbursed by the
             820      reporting political action committee;
             821          (viii) a [paragraph signed] statement by the political action committee's treasurer or
             822      chief financial officer [verifying] certifying that, to the best of the [signer's] person's
             823      knowledge, the financial report is accurate; and
             824          (ix) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             825          (A) beginning balance;
             826          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             827          (C) total contributions to date;
             828          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             829          (E) total expenditures to date.
             830          (b) (i) Contributions received by a political action committee that have a value of $50
             831      or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an aggregate total.
             832          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             833      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             834          (3) A group or entity may not divide or separate into units, sections, or smaller groups
             835      for the purpose of avoiding the financial reporting requirements of this chapter, and substance
             836      shall prevail over form in determining the scope or size of a political action committee.
             837          Section 13. Section 20A-11-603 is amended to read:
             838           20A-11-603. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             839          (1) (a) Each political action committee that fails to file the financial statement due
             840      before the regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general session is:
             841          (i) subject to a fine imposed in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and


             842          (ii) guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             843          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             844      attorney general.
             845          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January 10 statement required
             846      by this part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             847          (a) each political action committee that is required to file a statement has filed one;
             848      and
             849          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             850          (3) If it appears that any political action committee has failed to file the January 10
             851      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             852      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             853      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt
             854      of a written complaint, notify the political action committee of the violation or written
             855      complaint and direct the political action committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             856          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political action committee to fail to file or amend a
             857      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             858          (b) Each political action committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class
             859      B misdemeanor.
             860          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             861      attorney general.
             862          Section 14. Section 20A-11-701 is amended to read:
             863           20A-11-701. Campaign financial reporting by corporations -- Filing
             864      requirements -- Statement contents.
             865          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made expenditures for political purposes that total at
             866      least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             867      governor's office [on]:
             868          (i) on January 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             869          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;


             870          [(ii)] (iii) on August 31; and
             871          [(iii)] (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             872          (b) The corporation shall report:
             873          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; [and]
             874          (ii) for financial statements filed [on August 31 and before the general election] under
             875      Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), all expenditures as of three days before the required filing
             876      date of the financial statement[.]; and
             877          (iii) whether the corporation, including an officer, director, spouse, or person with at
             878      least 10% ownership in the corporation:
             879          (A) has bid since the last financial statement on a contract, as defined in Section
             880      63G-6-103 , in excess of $100,000;
             881          (B) is currently bidding on a contract, as defined in Section 63G-6-103 , in excess of
             882      $100,000; or
             883          (C) is a party to a contract, as defined in Section 63G-6-103 , in excess of $100,000.
             884          (c) The corporation need not file a financial statement under this section if [it] the
             885      corporation made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             886          (2) [That] The financial statement shall include:
             887          (a) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             888      corporation, and the amount of each expenditure;
             889          (b) the total amount of expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             890          (c) [a paragraph signed] a statement by the corporation's [or the political action
             891      committee's] treasurer or chief financial officer [verifying] certifying the accuracy of the
             892      financial [report] statement.
             893          Section 15. Section 20A-11-702 is amended to read:
             894           20A-11-702. Campaign financial reporting of political issues expenditures by
             895      corporations -- Financial reporting.
             896          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made political issues expenditures on current or
             897      proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified


             898      financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office [on]:
             899          (i) on January 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             900          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             901          [(ii)] (iii) on August 31; and
             902          [(iii)] (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             903          (b) The corporation shall report:
             904          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             905          (ii) for financial statements [filed on August 31 and before the primary and general
             906      elections] under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), expenditures as of five days before the
             907      required filing date of the financial statement.
             908          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             909      expenditures during the reporting period.
             910          (2) That statement shall include:
             911          (a) the name and address of each individual, entity, or group of individuals or entities
             912      that received a political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the corporation, and the
             913      amount of each political issues expenditure;
             914          (b) the total amount of political issues expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             915          (c) [a paragraph signed] a statement by the corporation's treasurer or chief financial
             916      officer [verifying] certifying the accuracy of the verified financial statement.
             917          Section 16. Section 20A-11-703 is amended to read:
             918           20A-11-703. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             919          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of any statement required by this part,
             920      the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             921          (a) each corporation that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             922          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             923          (2) If it appears that any corporation has failed to file any statement, if it appears that a
             924      filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has received a written
             925      complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any statement, the lieutenant


             926      governor shall[,]:
             927          (a) impose a fine against the corporation in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ;
             928      and
             929          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             930      the corporation of the violation or written complaint and direct the corporation to file a
             931      statement correcting the problem.
             932          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any corporation to fail to file or amend a statement within 14
             933      days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             934          (b) Each corporation [who] that violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B
             935      misdemeanor.
             936          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of [this] Subsection (3)(a) to the
             937      attorney general.
             938          Section 17. Section 20A-11-802 is amended to read:
             939           20A-11-802. Political issues committees -- Financial reporting.
             940          (1) (a) Each registered political issues committee that has received political issues
             941      contributions totaling at least $750, or disbursed political issues expenditures totaling at least
             942      $50, during a calendar year, shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             943      governor's office:
             944          (i) on January 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             945      previous year;
             946          (ii) seven days before the date of an incorporation election, if the political issues
             947      committee has received donations or made disbursements to affect an incorporation;
             948          (iii) at least three days before the first public hearing held as required by Section
             949      20A-7-204.1 ;
             950          (iv) if the political issues committee has received or expended funds in relation to an
             951      initiative or referendum, at the time the initiative or referendum sponsors submit:
             952          (A) the verified and certified initiative packets as required by Section 20A-7-206 ; or
             953          (B) the signed and verified referendum packets as required by Section 20A-7-306 ;


             954          (v) on August 31; and
             955          (vi) seven days before the regular general election.
             956          (b) The political issues committee shall report:
             957          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             958      statement; and
             959          (ii) for financial statements filed on August 31 and before the general election, all
             960      contributions and expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of the financial
             961      statement.
             962          (c) The political issues committee need not file a statement under this section if it
             963      received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             964          (2) (a) That statement shall include:
             965          (i) the name[,] and address[, and occupation] of any individual that makes a political
             966      issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political
             967      issues contribution;
             968          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             969      political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             970      political issues contribution;
             971          (iii) the name and address of any political issues committee, group, or entity that
             972      makes a political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the
             973      amount of the political issues contribution;
             974          (iv) the name and address of each reporting entity that makes a political issues
             975      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues
             976      contribution;
             977          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             978          (vi) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), the name and address of each individual,
             979      entity, or group of individuals or entities that received a political issues expenditure of more
             980      than $50 from the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of each political issues
             981      expenditure;


             982          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             983          (viii) the total amount of political issues contributions received and political issues
             984      expenditures disbursed by the reporting political issues committee;
             985          (ix) [a paragraph signed] a statement by the political issues committee's treasurer or
             986      chief financial officer [verifying] certifying that, to the best of the [signer's] person's
             987      knowledge, the financial statement is accurate; and
             988          (x) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             989          (A) beginning balance;
             990          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             991          (C) total contributions to date;
             992          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             993          (E) total expenditures to date.
             994          (b) (i) Political issues contributions received by a political issues committee that have
             995      a value of $50 or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an
             996      aggregate total.
             997          (ii) Two or more political issues contributions from the same source that have an
             998      aggregate total of more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported
             999      separately.
             1000          (c) When reporting political issue expenditures made to circulators of initiative
             1001      petitions, the political issues committee:
             1002          (i) need only report the amount paid to each initiative petition circulator; and
             1003          (ii) need not report the name or address of the circulator.
             1004          Section 18. Section 20A-11-901 is amended to read:
             1005           20A-11-901. Political advertisements -- Requirement that ads designate
             1006      responsibility and authorization -- Report to lieutenant governor -- Unauthorized use of
             1007      endorsements.
             1008          (1) (a) Whenever any person makes an expenditure for the purpose of financing an
             1009      advertisement expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or


             1010      solicits any contribution through any broadcasting station, newspaper, magazine, outdoor
             1011      advertising facility, direct mailing, or any other type of general public political advertising, the
             1012      advertisement:
             1013          (i) if paid for and authorized by a candidate or the candidate's campaign committee,
             1014      shall clearly state that the advertisement has been paid for by the candidate or the campaign
             1015      committee;
             1016          (ii) if paid for by another person but authorized by a candidate or the candidate's
             1017      campaign committee, shall clearly state who paid for the advertisement and that the candidate
             1018      or the campaign committee authorized the advertisement; or
             1019          (iii) if not authorized by a candidate or his campaign committee, shall clearly state the
             1020      name of the person who paid for the advertisement and state that the advertisement is not
             1021      authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
             1022          (b) The requirements of Subsection (1)(a) do not apply to:
             1023          (i) lawn signs with dimensions of four by eight feet or smaller;
             1024          (ii) bumper stickers;
             1025          (iii) campaign pins, buttons, and pens; and
             1026          (iv) similar small items upon which the disclaimer cannot be conveniently printed.
             1027          (2) (a) A person who pays for an electioneering communication shall file a report with
             1028      the lieutenant governor within 24 hours of making the payment or entering into a contract to
             1029      make the payment.
             1030          (b) The report shall include:
             1031          (i) the name and street address of the person described in Subsection (2)(a);
             1032          (ii) the name and address of each person contributing at least $100 to the person
             1033      described in Subsection (2)(a) for the purpose of disseminating the electioneering
             1034      communication;
             1035          (iii) the amount spent on the electioneering communication;
             1036          (iv) the name of the identified referenced candidate; and
             1037          (v) the medium used to disseminate the electioneering communication.


             1038          [(2)] (3) A person may not, in order to promote the success of any candidate for
             1039      nomination or election to any public office, or in connection with any question submitted to
             1040      the voters, include or cause to be included the name of any person as endorser or supporter in
             1041      any political advertisement, circular, poster, or publication without the express consent of that
             1042      person.
             1043          [(3)] (4) (a) It is unlawful for a person to pay the owner, editor, publisher, or agent of
             1044      any newspaper or other periodical to induce him to advocate or oppose editorially any
             1045      candidate for nomination or election.
             1046          (b) It is unlawful for any owner, editor, publisher, or agent to accept any payment to
             1047      advocate or oppose editorially any candidate for nomination or election.
             1048          Section 19. Section 20A-11-904 is enacted to read:
             1049          20A-11-904. Contribution given in another's name prohibited.
             1050          A person may not:
             1051          (1) make a contribution in the name of another;
             1052          (2) knowingly permit another to make a contribution in the person's name; or
             1053          (3) knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another.
             1054          Section 20. Section 20A-11-1001 is amended to read:
             1055           20A-11-1001. Electronic form prepared by chief election officer.
             1056          The chief election officer shall:
             1057          (1) develop and prepare [forms for all] an electronic form for all financial statements
             1058      required by this chapter; and
             1059          (2) provide [copies of the forms] access to the electronic form to the secretary of every
             1060      committee, to every candidate, and to all others who request them.
             1061          Section 21. Section 20A-11-1002 is amended to read:
             1062           20A-11-1002. Retention and public inspection of financial statements -- Written
             1063      complaint if statement is false or unlawful.
             1064          (1) The chief election officer shall:
             1065          (a) make each financial statement required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2,


             1066      Judicial Retention Elections:
             1067          (i) open to public inspection in the office of the chief election officer; and
             1068          (ii) available for viewing on the Internet [at the lieutenant governor's website within
             1069      seven calendar days after the report is received by the chief election officer] in accordance
             1070      with Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1071          (b) preserve those statements for at least five years; and
             1072          (c) provide certified copies of the financial statements in the same manner as for other
             1073      public records.
             1074          (2) Any candidate or voter may file a written complaint with the chief election officer
             1075      alleging that a filed financial statement does not conform to law or to the truth.
             1076          Section 22. Section 20A-11-1005 is enacted to read:
             1077          20A-11-1005. Fines for failing to file a financial statement.
             1078          (1) The chief election officer shall fine a filing entity $100 for failing to file a financial
             1079      statement by the filing deadline.
             1080          (2) If a filing entity is unable to pay the fine or files an affidavit of impecuniosity in a
             1081      manner similar to Subsection 20A-9-201 (5)(d), the chief election officer shall impose the fine
             1082      against the candidate or treasurer, as appropriate.
             1083          (3) The chief election officer shall deposit fines collected under this chapter in the
             1084      General Fund.
             1085          Section 23. Section 20A-11-1301 is amended to read:
             1086           20A-11-1301. School board office candidate -- Campaign requirements.
             1087          (1) Each school board office candidate shall deposit each contribution and public
             1088      service assistance received in one or more separate accounts in a financial institution that are
             1089      dedicated only to that purpose.
             1090          (2) A school board office candidate may not deposit or mingle any contributions or
             1091      public service assistance received into a personal or business account.
             1092          (3) A school board office candidate may not make any political expenditures
             1093      prohibited by law.


             1094          (4) If a person who is no longer a school board candidate chooses not to expend the
             1095      monies remaining in a campaign account, the person shall continue to file the year-end
             1096      summary report required by Section 20A-11-1302 until the statement of dissolution and final
             1097      summary report required by Section 20A-11-1304 are filed with:
             1098          (a) the lieutenant governor in the case of a state school board candidate; and
             1099          (b) the county clerk, in the case of a local school board candidate.
             1100          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b) and Section 20A-11-402 , a person who
             1101      is no longer a school board candidate may not expend or transfer the monies in a campaign
             1102      account in a manner that would cause the former school board candidate to recognize the
             1103      monies as taxable income under federal tax law.
             1104          (b) A person who is no longer a school board candidate may transfer the monies in a
             1105      campaign account in a manner that would cause the former school board candidate to
             1106      recognize the monies as taxable income under federal tax law if the transfer is made to a
             1107      campaign account for federal office.
             1108          (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6) and Section 20A-11-1303 , "received" means:
             1109          (i) for a cash contribution, that the cash is given to a [legislative] school board office
             1110      candidate or a member of the candidate's personal campaign committee;
             1111          (ii) for a contribution that is a negotiable instrument or check, that the negotiable
             1112      instrument or check is negotiated; and
             1113          (iii) for any other type of contribution, that any portion of the contribution's benefit
             1114      inures to the [legislative] school board office candidate.
             1115          (b) Each school board office candidate shall report to the chief election officer each
             1116      contribution and public service assistance [to the lieutenant governor] within 30 days after the
             1117      contribution or public service assistance is received.
             1118          Section 24. Section 20A-11-1302 is amended to read:
             1119           20A-11-1302. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1120      -- Year-end summary report.
             1121          (1) (a) Each school board office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of


             1122      the year after the regular general election year.
             1123          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             1124      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former school board office candidate that has not filed the
             1125      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-1304 shall
             1126      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             1127          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December
             1128      31 of the previous year:
             1129          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             1130          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             1131      if any, during the previous year;
             1132          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             1133      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             1134          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             1135      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1136          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             1137          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             1138      contributor; and
             1139          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             1140          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1141      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1142          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1143          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1144      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             1145          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1146      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1147          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1148      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1149          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of


             1150      December 31 of the previous year.
             1151          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a school board office candidate on or
             1152      before December 31 of the previous year shall be included in the summary report.
             1153          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the] The school board
             1154      office candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the school
             1155      board office candidate's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of
             1156      December 31 of the previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and
             1157      unpaid except as set forth in that report.
             1158          Section 25. Section 20A-11-1303 is amended to read:
             1159           20A-11-1303. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1160      -- Interim reports.
             1161          (1) Each school board office candidate shall file an interim report at the following
             1162      times in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public
             1163      office:
             1164          (a) May 15, for state school board office candidates;
             1165          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             1166          (c) August 31; and
             1167          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1168          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1169          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1170          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             1171      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1172          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             1173      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1174          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             1175      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1176          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             1177          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the


             1178      contributor; and
             1179          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             1180          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1181      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1182          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1183          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1184      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             1185      last summary report; and
             1186          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             1187          (i) beginning balance;
             1188          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1189          (iii) total contributions to date;
             1190          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1191          (v) total expenditures to date.
             1192          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1193      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1194          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1195      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1196          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             1197      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1198          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a school board office candidate
             1199      more than five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be
             1200      [negotiated and] included in the interim report.
             1201          Section 26. Section 20A-11-1305 is amended to read:
             1202           20A-11-1305. School board office candidate -- Failure to file statement --
             1203      Penalties.
             1204          (1) (a) If a school board office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             1205      regular primary election, on August 31, and before the regular general election, the chief


             1206      election officer shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely
             1207      [mailed,] filed:
             1208          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1209          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             1210      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             1211          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             1212      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             1213      votes cast for candidate will not be counted; and
             1214          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and
             1215          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             1216          (b) Any school board office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             1217      required by this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             1218      Section 20A-1-501 .
             1219          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a school board office candidate is
             1220      not disqualified and the chief election officer may not impose a fine if:
             1221          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section in accordance with
             1222      Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1223          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             1224      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies;
             1225      and
             1226          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies [are] described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are
             1227      corrected in:
             1228          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             1229          (B) the next scheduled report.
             1230          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report by a
             1231      candidate for state school board, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary
             1232      report to ensure that:
             1233          (i) each state school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed


             1234      one; and
             1235          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1236          (b) If it appears that any state school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1237      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1238      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or
             1239      the falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery
             1240      of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state school board candidate of the
             1241      violation or written complaint and direct the state school board candidate to file a summary
             1242      report correcting the problem.
             1243          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1244      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             1245      section.
             1246          (ii) Each state school board candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1247      class B misdemeanor.
             1248          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1249      attorney general.
             1250          (3) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the county
             1251      clerk shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1252          (i) each local school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1253      one; and
             1254          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1255          (b) If it appears that any local school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1256      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1257      if the county clerk has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             1258      of any summary report, the county clerk shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or
             1259      receipt of a written complaint, notify the local school board candidate of the violation or
             1260      written complaint and direct the local school board candidate to file a summary report
             1261      correcting the problem.


             1262          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any local school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1263      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the county clerk under this section.
             1264          (ii) Each local school board candidate who violates Subsection (3)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1265      class B misdemeanor.
             1266          (iii) The county clerk shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(c)(i) to the district or
             1267      county attorney.
             1268          Section 27. Section 20A-11-1501 is enacted to read:
             1269     
Part 15. Campaign Financial Reporting by Labor Organizations

             1270          20A-11-1501. Definitions.
             1271          As used in this part:
             1272          (1) "Labor organization" means a lawful organization of any kind that is composed, in
             1273      whole or in part, of employees and that exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing
             1274      with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of
             1275      employment, or other terms and conditions of employment.
             1276          (2) "Labor organization" includes an employee association and union for employees of
             1277      public and private sector employers.
             1278          Section 28. Section 20A-11-1502 is enacted to read:
             1279          20A-11-1502. Campaign financial reporting of contributions -- Filing
             1280      requirements -- Statement contents.
             1281          (1) (a) Each labor organization that has made expenditures for political purposes or
             1282      political issues expenditures on current or proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during
             1283      a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office:
             1284          (i) on January 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1285          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             1286          (iii) on August 31; and
             1287          (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1288          (b) The labor organization shall report:
             1289          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and


             1290          (ii) for financial statements filed under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), all
             1291      expenditures as of five days before the required filing date of the financial statement.
             1292          (c) The labor organization need not file a financial statement under this section if the
             1293      labor organization:
             1294          (i) made no expenditures during the reporting period; or
             1295          (ii) reports its expenditures during the reporting period under another part of this
             1296      chapter.
             1297          (2) The financial statement shall include:
             1298          (a) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure or
             1299      political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the labor organization, and the amount of
             1300      each expenditure or political issues expenditure;
             1301          (b) the total amount of expenditures disbursed by the labor organization; and
             1302          (c) a statement by the labor organization's treasurer or chief financial officer certifying
             1303      the accuracy of the financial statement.
             1304          Section 29. Section 20A-11-1503 is enacted to read:
             1305          20A-11-1503. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             1306          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of any statement required by this part,
             1307      the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1308          (a) each labor organization that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             1309          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             1310          (2) If it appears that any labor organization has failed to file any statement, if it
             1311      appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has
             1312      received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any statement, the
             1313      lieutenant governor shall:
             1314          (a) impose a fine against the labor organization in accordance with Section
             1315      20A-11-1005 ; and
             1316          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             1317      the labor organization of the violation or written complaint and direct the labor organization to


             1318      file a statement correcting the problem.
             1319          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any labor organization to fail to file or amend a statement
             1320      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1321          (b) Each labor organization that violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1322      misdemeanor.
             1323          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(a) to the
             1324      attorney general.
             1325          Section 30. Section 20A-12-303 is amended to read:
             1326           20A-12-303. Separate account for campaign funds -- Reporting contributions.
             1327          (1) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee shall deposit each
             1328      contribution in one or more separate personal campaign accounts in a financial institution.
             1329          (2) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee may not deposit or mingle
             1330      any contributions received into a personal or business account.
             1331          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "received" means:
             1332          (i) for a cash contribution, that the cash is given to a judge or the judge's personal
             1333      campaign committee;
             1334          (ii) for a contribution that is a negotiable instrument or check, that the negotiable
             1335      instrument or check is negotiated; and
             1336          (iii) for any other type of contribution, that any portion of the contribution's benefit
             1337      inures to the judge.
             1338          (b) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee shall report to the lieutenant
             1339      governor each contribution within 30 days after the contribution is received.
             1340          Section 31. Section 20A-12-304 is amended to read:
             1341           20A-12-304. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting
             1342      requirements -- Year-end summary report.
             1343          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file a summary report with the
             1344      lieutenant governor by January 10 of the year after the regular general election year.
             1345          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December


             1346      31 of the last regular general election year:
             1347          (i) a single figure equal to the total amount of contributions reported on the interim
             1348      report;
             1349          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on the interim
             1350      report;
             1351          (iii) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last summary report that
             1352      has not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1353          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1354          (v) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1355      not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1356          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1357          (vii) the net balance for the year, consisting of all contributions minus all
             1358      expenditures.
             1359          (b) (i) For all single contributions of $50 or less, an aggregate figure may be reported
             1360      without a separate detailed listing.
             1361          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source for a total of more than $50 may
             1362      not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported in the detailed listing.
             1363          (c) A check or negotiable instrument received by a judge or the judge's personal
             1364      campaign committee on or before December 31 of the previous year shall be reported in the
             1365      summary report.
             1366          (3) [The summary report shall contain a statement signed by the] The judge
             1367      [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the judge's knowledge, all
             1368      contributions and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the last regular
             1369      general election year and that there are no financial obligations outstanding except as set forth
             1370      in the report.
             1371          Section 32. Section 20A-12-305 is amended to read:
             1372           20A-12-305. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting
             1373      requirements -- Interim report.


             1374          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file an interim report with the
             1375      lieutenant governor [no later than 5 p.m.] before the close of normal office hours on the date
             1376      seven days before the regular general election date.
             1377          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1378          (a) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last [summary report]
             1379      financial statement;
             1380          (b) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1381          (c) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report;
             1382          (d) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1383          (e) a net balance for the year consisting of all contributions since the last summary
             1384      report minus all expenditures since the last summary report.
             1385          (3) (a) For all individual contributions of $50 or less, a single aggregate figure may be
             1386      reported without separate detailed listings.
             1387          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1388      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1389          (4) In preparing each interim report, all contributions and expenditures shall be
             1390      reported as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1391          (5) A negotiable instrument or check received by a judge or the judge's personal
             1392      campaign committee more than five days before the required filing date of a report required by
             1393      this section shall be included in the interim report.
             1394          Section 33. Section 20A-12-306 is amended to read:
             1395           20A-12-306. Judges -- Failure to file reports -- Penalties.
             1396          (1) (a) If a judge's personal campaign committee fails to file the interim report due
             1397      before the regular general election, the lieutenant governor shall, after making a reasonable
             1398      attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,] filed:
             1399          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1400          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the judge [by blacking out the
             1401      judge's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or


             1402          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the judge's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform
             1403      the voters by any practicable method that the judge has been disqualified and that votes cast
             1404      for the judge will not be counted; and
             1405          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that judge[.]; and
             1406          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             1407          (b) Any judge who fails to file timely a financial statement required by this part is
             1408      disqualified.
             1409          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a judge is not disqualified and the
             1410      lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             1411          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section in accordance with
             1412      Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1413          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             1414      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             1415      inaccuracies; and
             1416          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies [are] described in Subsection
             1417      (1)(b)(ii) are corrected in an amended report or in the next scheduled report.
             1418          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the
             1419      lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1420          (i) each judge that is required to file a summary report has filed one; and
             1421          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1422          (b) If it appears that any judge has failed to file the summary report required by law, if
             1423      it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             1424      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             1425      summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or
             1426      receipt of a written complaint, notify the judge of the violation or written complaint and direct
             1427      the judge to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             1428          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any judge to fail to file or amend a summary report within 14
             1429      days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.


             1430          (ii) Each judge who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             1431          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1432      attorney general.
             1433          Section 34. Effective date.
             1434          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2011.


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