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Seventh Substitute H.B. 329

Senator Scott K. Jenkins proposes the following substitute bill:


             1     
CAMPAIGN FINANCE AMENDMENTS

             2     
2010 GENERAL SESSION

             3     
STATE OF UTAH

             4     
Chief Sponsor: Ben C. Ferry

             5     
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 to
             81      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election
             82      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 the
             108      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 political
             122      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; or
             135          (ii) a business entity organized as a partnership or a sole proprietorship.
             136          [(9)] (8) "Detailed listing" means:
             137          (a) for each contribution or public service assistance:
             138          (i) the name and address of the individual or source making the contribution or public
             139      service assistance;
             140          (ii) the amount or value of the contribution or public service assistance; and
             141          (iii) the date the contribution or public service assistance was made; and
             142          (b) for each expenditure:
             143          (i) the amount of the expenditure;
             144          (ii) the person or entity to whom it was disbursed;
             145          (iii) the specific purpose, item, or service acquired by the expenditure; and
             146          (iv) the date the expenditure was made.
             147          [(10)] (9) "Election" means each:
             148          (a) regular general election;
             149          (b) regular primary election; and


             150          (c) special election at which candidates are eliminated and selected.
             151          (10) "Electioneering communication" means a communication that:
             152          (a) has at least a value of $10,000;
             153          (b) clearly identifies a candidate or judge; and
             154          (c) is disseminated through the Internet, newspaper, magazine, outdoor advertising
             155      facility, direct mailing, broadcast, cable, or satellite provider within 45 days of the clearly
             156      identified candidate's or judge's election date.
             157          (11) (a) "Expenditure" means:
             158          (i) any disbursement from contributions, receipts, or from the separate bank account
             159      required by this chapter;
             160          (ii) a purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money,
             161      or anything of value made for political purposes;
             162          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             163      purchase, payment, donation, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money, or anything of
             164      value for political purposes;
             165          (iv) compensation paid by [a corporation or] a filing entity for personal services
             166      rendered by a person without charge to a reporting entity;
             167          (v) a transfer of funds between the filing entity and a candidate's personal campaign
             168      committee; or
             169          (vi) goods or services provided by the filing entity to or for the benefit of another
             170      reporting entity for political purposes at less than fair market value.
             171          (b) "Expenditure" does not include:
             172          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             173      of their time on behalf of a reporting entity;
             174          (ii) money lent to a reporting entity by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             175      business; or
             176          (iii) anything listed in Subsection (11)(a) that is given by [a corporation or] a reporting
             177      entity to candidates for office or officeholders in states other than Utah.
             178          (12) "Filing entity" means the reporting entity that is [filing] required to file a financial
             179      statement required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections.
             180          (13) "Financial statement" includes any summary report, interim report, verified


             181      financial statement, or other statement disclosing contributions, expenditures, receipts,
             182      donations, or disbursements that is required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial
             183      Retention Elections.
             184          (14) "Governing board" means the individual or group of individuals that determine the
             185      candidates and committees that will receive expenditures from a political action committee,
             186      political party, or corporation.
             187          (15) "Incorporation" means the process established by Title 10, Chapter 2, Part 1,
             188      Incorporation, by which a geographical area becomes legally recognized as a city or town.
             189          (16) "Incorporation election" means the election authorized by Section 10-2-111 .
             190          (17) "Incorporation petition" means a petition authorized by Section 10-2-109 .
             191          (18) "Individual" means a natural person.
             192          (19) "Interim report" means a report identifying the contributions received and
             193      expenditures made since the last report.
             194          (20) "Legislative office" means the office of state senator, state representative, speaker
             195      of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader, whip, and assistant
             196      whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             197          (21) "Legislative office candidate" means a person who:
             198          (a) files a declaration of candidacy for the office of state senator or state representative;
             199          (b) declares [himself] oneself to be a candidate for, or actively campaigns for, the
             200      position of speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, or the leader,
             201      whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature; [and] or
             202          (c) receives contributions, makes expenditures, or gives consent for any other person to
             203      receive contributions or make expenditures to bring about the person's nomination or election
             204      to a legislative office.
             205          [(22) "Newly registered political party" means an organization of voters that has
             206      complied with the petition and organizing procedures of this chapter to become a registered
             207      political party.]
             208          [(23)] (22) "Officeholder" means a person who holds a public office.
             209          [(24)] (23) "Party committee" means any committee organized by or authorized by the
             210      governing board of a registered political party.
             211          [(25)] (24) "Person" means both natural and legal persons, including individuals,


             212      business organizations, personal campaign committees, party committees, political action
             213      committees, political issues committees, [labor unions,] and labor organizations, as defined in
             214      Section 20A-11-1501 .
             215          [(26)] (25) "Personal campaign committee" means the committee appointed by a
             216      candidate to act for the candidate as provided in this chapter.
             217          [(27)] (26) (a) "Political action committee" means an entity, or any group of
             218      individuals or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to:
             219          (i) solicit or receive contributions from any other person, group, or entity for political
             220      purposes; or
             221          (ii) make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to refrain from voting or to
             222      vote for or against any candidate [for] or person seeking election to a municipal or county
             223      office.
             224          (b) "Political action committee" includes groups affiliated with a registered political
             225      party but not authorized or organized by the governing board of the registered political party
             226      that receive contributions or makes expenditures for political purposes.
             227          (c) "Political action committee" does not mean:
             228          (i) a party committee;
             229          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to a candidate or committee in the regular
             230      course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             231          (iii) an individual;
             232          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             233      account;
             234          (v) a corporation, except a corporation a major purpose of which is to act as a political
             235      action committee; or
             236          (vi) a personal campaign committee.
             237          [(28)] (27) "Political convention" means a county or state political convention held by
             238      a registered political party to select candidates.
             239          [(29)] (28) (a) "Political issues committee" means an entity, or any group of individuals
             240      or entities within or outside this state, a major purpose of which is to:
             241          (i) solicit or receive donations from any other person, group, or entity to assist in
             242      placing a ballot proposition on the ballot, assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot, or


             243      to advocate that a voter refrain from voting or vote for or vote against any ballot proposition;
             244          (ii) make expenditures to expressly advocate for any person to sign or refuse to sign a
             245      ballot proposition or incorporation petition or refrain from voting, vote for, or vote against any
             246      proposed ballot proposition or an incorporation in an incorporation election; or
             247          (iii) make expenditures to assist in qualifying or placing a ballot proposition on the
             248      ballot or to assist in keeping a ballot proposition off the ballot.
             249          (b) "Political issues committee" does not mean:
             250          (i) a registered political party or a party committee;
             251          (ii) any entity that provides goods or services to an individual or committee in the
             252      regular course of its business at the same price that would be provided to the general public;
             253          (iii) an individual;
             254          (iv) individuals who are related and who make contributions from a joint checking
             255      account; or
             256          (v) a corporation, except a corporation a major purpose of which is to act as a political
             257      issues committee.
             258          [(30)] (29) (a) "Political issues contribution" means any of the following:
             259          (i) a gift, subscription, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of money or
             260      anything of value given to a political issues committee;
             261          (ii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make a political
             262      issues donation to influence the approval or defeat of any ballot proposition;
             263          (iii) any transfer of funds received by a political issues committee from a reporting
             264      entity;
             265          (iv) compensation paid by another reporting entity for personal services rendered
             266      without charge to a political issues committee; and
             267          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of a political issues committee at
             268      less than fair market value.
             269          (b) "Political issues contribution" does not include:
             270          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             271      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             272          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             273      course of business.


             274          [(31)] (30) (a) "Political issues expenditure" means any of the following:
             275          (i) any payment from political issues contributions made for the purpose of influencing
             276      the approval or the defeat of:
             277          (A) a ballot proposition; or
             278          (B) an incorporation petition or incorporation election;
             279          (ii) a purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, or gift of money made for
             280      the express purpose of influencing the approval or the defeat of:
             281          (A) a ballot proposition; or
             282          (B) an incorporation petition or incorporation election;
             283          (iii) an express, legally enforceable contract, promise, or agreement to make any
             284      political issues expenditure;
             285          (iv) compensation paid by a reporting entity for personal services rendered by a person
             286      without charge to a political issues committee; or
             287          (v) goods or services provided to or for the benefit of another reporting entity at less
             288      than fair market value.
             289          (b) "Political issues expenditure" does not include:
             290          (i) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             291      of their time on behalf of a political issues committee; or
             292          (ii) money lent to a political issues committee by a financial institution in the ordinary
             293      course of business.
             294          [(32)] (31) "Political purposes" means an act done with the intent or in a way to
             295      influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly, any person to refrain from voting or to vote
             296      for or against any candidate [for public office] or a person seeking a municipal or county office
             297      at any caucus, political convention, [primary,] or election.
             298          [(33)] (32) "Primary election" means any regular primary election held under the
             299      election laws.
             300          [(34)] (33) "Public office" means the office of governor, lieutenant governor, state
             301      auditor, state treasurer, attorney general, state or local school board member, state senator, state
             302      representative, speaker of the House of Representatives, president of the Senate, and the leader,
             303      whip, and assistant whip of any party caucus in either house of the Legislature.
             304          [(35)] (34) (a) "Public service assistance" means the following when given or provided


             305      to an officeholder to defray the costs of functioning in a public office or aid the officeholder to
             306      communicate with the officeholder's constituents:
             307          (i) a gift, subscription, donation, unpaid or partially unpaid loan, advance, or deposit of
             308      money or anything of value to an officeholder; or
             309          (ii) goods or services provided at less than fair market value to or for the benefit of the
             310      officeholder.
             311          (b) "Public service assistance" does not include:
             312          (i) anything provided by the state;
             313          (ii) services provided without compensation by individuals volunteering a portion or all
             314      of their time on behalf of an officeholder;
             315          (iii) money lent to an officeholder by a financial institution in the ordinary course of
             316      business;
             317          (iv) news coverage or any publication by the news media; or
             318          (v) any article, story, or other coverage as part of any regular publication of any
             319      organization unless substantially all the publication is devoted to information about the
             320      officeholder.
             321          [(36)] (35) "Publicly identified class of individuals" means a group of 50 or more
             322      individuals sharing a common occupation, interest, or association that contribute to a political
             323      action committee or political issues committee and whose names can be obtained by contacting
             324      the political action committee or political issues committee upon whose financial [report they]
             325      statement the individuals are listed.
             326          [(37)] (36) "Receipts" means contributions and public service assistance.
             327          [(38)] (37) "Registered lobbyist" means a person registered under Title 36, Chapter 11,
             328      Lobbyist Disclosure and Regulation Act.
             329          [(39)] (38) "Registered political action committee" means any political action
             330      committee that is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant
             331      governor's office.
             332          [(40)] (39) "Registered political issues committee" means any political issues
             333      committee that is required by this chapter to file a statement of organization with the lieutenant
             334      governor's office.
             335          [(41)] (40) "Registered political party" means an organization of voters that:


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


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


             398      [lieutenant governor] chief election officer is not required to provide notice:
             399          (i) to a candidate or political party of the financial statement that is due before the
             400      candidate's political convention; [or]
             401          (ii) of a financial statement due in connection with a public hearing for an initiative
             402      under the requirements of Section 20A-7-204.1 [.]; or
             403          [(c) Ten days before an interim or summary report from a local school board candidate
             404      is due under this chapter, the county clerk shall inform the candidate by postal mail or, if
             405      requested, by electronic mail:]
             406          [(i) that the report is due;]
             407          [(ii) the date that the report is due;]
             408          [(iii) if the notification is in reference to an interim report due before the regular
             409      primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, that, if the report is not
             410      timely filed, voters will be informed that the candidate has been disqualified and any votes cast
             411      for the candidate will not be counted; and]
             412          [(iv) if the notification is in reference to a summary report, that the candidate may be
             413      guilty of a class B misdemeanor for failing to file the report.]
             414          [(2) Persons or entities submitting financial statements required by this chapter may
             415      submit them: (a) on paper, printed, typed, or legibly handwritten or hand printed; (b) on a
             416      computer disk according to specifications established by the chief election officer that protect
             417      against fraudulent filings and secure the accuracy of the information contained on the computer
             418      disk; (c) via fax; or]
             419          (iii) to a corporation or labor organization, as defined in Section 20A-11-1501 .
             420          [(d)] (2) A filing entity shall electronically file a financial statement via electronic mail
             421      or the Internet[,] according to specifications established by the chief election officer.
             422          (3) A financial statement is considered timely filed if[: (a)] it is received [in] by the
             423      chief election officer's office [no later than 5:00 p.m.] before the close of regular office hours
             424      on the date that it is due[;].
             425          [(b) it is received in the chief election officer's office with a postmark three days or
             426      more before the date that the financial statement was due; or]
             427          [(c) the candidate, judge, or entity has proof that the financial statement was mailed,
             428      with appropriate postage and addressing, three days before the financial statement was due.]


             429          (4) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records
             430      Access and Management Act, the lieutenant governor shall:
             431          (a) make each campaign finance statement filed by a candidate available for public
             432      inspection and copying no later than one business day after the statement is filed; and
             433          (b) post an electronic copy or the contents of each [campaign finance] financial
             434      statement in a searchable format on a website established by the lieutenant governor:
             435          (i) for campaign finance statements submitted to the lieutenant governor under the
             436      requirements of Section 10-3-208 or Section 17-16-6.5 , no later than seven business days after
             437      the date of receipt of the campaign finance statement; or
             438          (ii) for a [campaign finance statement] summary report or interim report filed under the
             439      requirements of this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections, no later than
             440      [seven] three business days after the date the statement is [due.] electronically filed.
             441          (5) If a municipality, under Section 10-3-208 , or a county, under Section 17-16-6.5 ,
             442      elects to provide campaign finance disclosure on its own website, rather than through the
             443      lieutenant governor, the website established by the lieutenant governor shall contain a link or
             444      other access point to the municipality or county website.
             445          Section 3. Section 20A-11-203 is amended to read:
             446           20A-11-203. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             447      Year-end summary report.
             448          (1) (a) Each state office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of the year
             449      after the regular general election year.
             450          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             451      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former state office candidate that has not filed the
             452      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-205 shall
             453      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             454          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             455      of the previous year:
             456          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             457          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             458      if any;
             459          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim


             460      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             461          (iv) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             462      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             463          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             464          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             465      contributor; and
             466          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             467          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             468      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             469          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             470          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             471      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             472          (b) (i) For all single contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a single
             473      aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             474          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             475      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             476          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             477      December 31 of the previous year.
             478          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a state office candidate or a state
             479      office candidate's personal campaign committee on or before December 31 of the previous year
             480      shall be included in the summary report.
             481          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by an] An authorized
             482      member of the state office candidate's personal campaign committee or [by] the state office
             483      candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the [signer's]
             484      person's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of
             485      the previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             486      forth in that report.
             487          Section 4. Section 20A-11-204 is amended to read:
             488           20A-11-204. State office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements -- Interim
             489      reports.
             490          (1) Each state office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in any


             491      year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             492          (a) seven days before the candidate's political convention;
             493          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             494          (c) August 31; and
             495          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             496          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             497          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             498          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             499      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             500          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             501      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             502          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             503      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             504          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             505          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             506      contributor; and
             507          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             508          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             509      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             510          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             511          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             512      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             513      last summary report; and
             514          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             515          (i) beginning balance;
             516          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             517          (iii) total contributions to date;
             518          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             519          (v) total expenditures to date.
             520          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             521      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.


             522          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             523      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             524          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             525      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             526          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a state office candidate more than
             527      five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be [negotiated
             528      and] included in the interim report.
             529          Section 5. Section 20A-11-206 is amended to read:
             530           20A-11-206. State office candidate -- Failure to file reports -- Penalties.
             531          (1) (a) If a state office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the regular
             532      primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, the lieutenant governor
             533      shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,] filed:
             534          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             535          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             536      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             537          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             538      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             539      votes cast for the candidate will not be counted; and
             540          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and
             541          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             542          (b) Any state office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement required by
             543      Section 20A-11-204 is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             544      Section 20A-1-501 .
             545          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a state office candidate is not
             546      disqualified and the lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             547          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section no later than the due
             548      date in accordance with Section 20A-11-103 ;
             549          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             550      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             551      inaccuracies; and
             552          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are


             553      corrected in:
             554          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             555          (B) the next scheduled report.
             556          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             557      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             558          (i) each state office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed one;
             559      and
             560          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             561          (b) If it appears that any state office candidate has failed to file the summary report
             562      required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the
             563      lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             564      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             565      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state office candidate of the violation or
             566      written complaint and direct the state office candidate to file a summary report correcting the
             567      problem.
             568          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state office candidate to fail to file or amend a summary
             569      report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             570          (ii) Each state office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class B
             571      misdemeanor.
             572          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             573      attorney general.
             574          Section 6. Section 20A-11-302 is amended to read:
             575           20A-11-302. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             576      Year-end summary report.
             577          (1) (a) Each legislative office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of
             578      the year after the regular general election year.
             579          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             580      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former legislative office candidate that has not filed the
             581      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-304 shall
             582      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             583          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31


             584      of the previous year:
             585          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             586          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             587      if any, during the calendar year in which the summary report is due;
             588          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             589      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             590          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             591      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             592          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             593          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             594      contributor; and
             595          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             596          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             597      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             598          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             599          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             600      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             601          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             602      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             603          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             604      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             605          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             606      December 31 of the previous year.
             607          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a legislative office candidate on or
             608      before December 31 of the previous year shall be included in the summary report.
             609          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the] The legislative office
             610      candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that to the best of the candidate's
             611      knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the
             612      previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and unpaid except as set
             613      forth in that report.
             614          Section 7. Section 20A-11-303 is amended to read:


             615           20A-11-303. Legislative office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements --
             616      Interim reports.
             617          (1) Each legislative office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times
             618      in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             619          (a) seven days before the candidate's political convention;
             620          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             621          (c) August 31; and
             622          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             623          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             624          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             625          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             626      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             627          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             628      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             629          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             630      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             631          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             632          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             633      contributor; and
             634          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             635          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             636      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             637          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             638          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             639      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             640      last summary report; and
             641          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             642          (i) beginning balance;
             643          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             644          (iii) total contributions to date;
             645          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and


             646          (v) total expenditures to date.
             647          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             648      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             649          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             650      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             651          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             652      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             653          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a legislative office candidate more
             654      than five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be
             655      [negotiated and] included in the interim report.
             656          Section 8. Section 20A-11-305 is amended to read:
             657           20A-11-305. Legislative office candidate -- Failure to file report -- Penalties.
             658          (1) (a) If a legislative office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             659      regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election, the lieutenant
             660      governor shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,]
             661      filed:
             662          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             663          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             664      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             665          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             666      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             667      votes cast for the candidate will not be counted; and
             668          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and
             669          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             670          (b) Any legislative office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             671      required by Section 20A-11-303 is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as
             672      provided in Section 20A-1-501 .
             673          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a legislative office candidate is not
             674      disqualified and the lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             675          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section no later than the due
             676      date in accordance with Section 20A-11-103 ;


             677          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             678      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             679      inaccuracies; and
             680          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are
             681      corrected in:
             682          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             683          (B) the next scheduled report.
             684          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             685      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             686          (i) each legislative office candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             687      one; and
             688          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             689          (b) If it appears that any legislative office candidate has failed to file the summary
             690      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             691      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             692      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             693      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the legislative office candidate of the
             694      violation or written complaint and direct the legislative office candidate to file a summary
             695      report correcting the problem.
             696          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any legislative office candidate to fail to file or amend a
             697      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             698      section.
             699          (ii) Each legislative office candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             700      class B misdemeanor.
             701          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             702      attorney general.
             703          Section 9. Section 20A-11-403 is amended to read:
             704           20A-11-403. Failure to file -- Penalties.
             705          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             706      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             707          (a) each officeholder that is required to file a summary report has filed one; and


             708          (b) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             709          (2) If it appears that any officeholder has failed to file the summary report required by
             710      law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             711      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             712      summary report, the lieutenant governor shall[,]:
             713          (a) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and
             714          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             715      the officeholder of the violation or written complaint and direct the officeholder to file a
             716      summary report correcting the problem.
             717          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any officeholder to fail to file or amend a summary report
             718      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             719          (b) Each officeholder who violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B
             720      misdemeanor.
             721          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(a) to the
             722      attorney general.
             723          Section 10. Section 20A-11-507 is amended to read:
             724           20A-11-507. Political party financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.
             725          (1) The party committee of each registered political party shall file an interim report at
             726      the following times in any year in which there is a regular general election:
             727          (a) seven days before the registered political party's political convention;
             728          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             729          [(a)] (c) August 31; and
             730          [(b)] (d) seven days before the general election date.
             731          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             732          (a) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             733          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             734      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             735          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             736      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             737          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             738      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;


             739          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             740          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             741      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             742          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             743          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             744      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the
             745      last summary report; and
             746          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             747          (i) beginning balance;
             748          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             749          (iii) total contributions to date;
             750          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             751          (v) total expenditures to date.
             752          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             753      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             754          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             755      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             756          (4) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as
             757      of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             758          Section 11. Section 20A-11-508 is amended to read:
             759           20A-11-508. Political party reporting requirements -- Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             760          (1) (a) Each registered political party that fails to file the interim reports due before the
             761      regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general election is:
             762          (i) subject to a fine imposed in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and
             763          (ii) guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             764          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             765      attorney general.
             766          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report required by this
             767      part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed report to ensure that:
             768          (a) each political party that is required to file a report has filed one; and
             769          (b) each report contains the information required by this part.


             770          (3) If it appears that any political party has failed to file a report required by law, if it
             771      appears that a filed report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has
             772      received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any report, the
             773      lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written
             774      complaint, notify the political party of the violation or written complaint and direct the political
             775      party to file a summary report correcting the problem.
             776          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political party to fail to file or amend a summary report
             777      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             778          (b) Each political party who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             779      misdemeanor.
             780          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             781      attorney general.
             782          Section 12. Section 20A-11-602 is amended to read:
             783           20A-11-602. Political action committees -- Financial reporting.
             784          (1) (a) Each registered political action committee that has received contributions
             785      totaling at least $750, or disbursed expenditures totaling at least $50, during a calendar year
             786      shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office [on]:
             787          (i) on January 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             788      previous year;
             789          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             790          [(ii)] (iii) on August 31; and
             791          [(iii)] (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             792          (b) The registered political action committee shall report:
             793          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             794      statement; and
             795          (ii) for financial statements filed [on August 31 and before the general election] under
             796      Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), all contributions and expenditures as of five days before the
             797      required filing date of the financial statement.
             798          (c) The registered political action committee need not file a statement under this
             799      section if it received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             800          (2) (a) The verified financial statement shall include:


             801          (i) the name[,] and address[, and occupation] of any individual that makes a
             802      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             803          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             804      contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             805          (iii) the name and address of any political action committee, group, or entity that makes
             806      a contribution to the reporting political action committee, and the amount of the contribution;
             807          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             808          (v) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure from the
             809      reporting political action committee, and the amount of each expenditure;
             810          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             811          (vii) the total amount of contributions received and expenditures disbursed by the
             812      reporting political action committee;
             813          (viii) a [paragraph signed] statement by the political action committee's treasurer or
             814      chief financial officer [verifying] certifying that, to the best of the [signer's] person's
             815      knowledge, the financial report is accurate; and
             816          (ix) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             817          (A) beginning balance;
             818          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             819          (C) total contributions to date;
             820          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             821          (E) total expenditures to date.
             822          (b) (i) Contributions received by a political action committee that have a value of $50
             823      or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an aggregate total.
             824          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             825      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             826          (3) A group or entity may not divide or separate into units, sections, or smaller groups
             827      for the purpose of avoiding the financial reporting requirements of this chapter, and substance
             828      shall prevail over form in determining the scope or size of a political action committee.
             829          Section 13. Section 20A-11-603 is amended to read:
             830           20A-11-603. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             831          (1) (a) Each political action committee that fails to file the financial statement due


             832      before the regular primary election, on August 31, or before the regular general session is:
             833          (i) subject to a fine imposed in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and
             834          (ii) guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             835          (b) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (1)(a) to the
             836      attorney general.
             837          (2) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of the January 10 statement required
             838      by this part, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             839          (a) each political action committee that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             840          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             841          (3) If it appears that any political action committee has failed to file the January 10
             842      statement, if it appears that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant
             843      governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any
             844      statement, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt
             845      of a written complaint, notify the political action committee of the violation or written
             846      complaint and direct the political action committee to file a statement correcting the problem.
             847          (4) (a) It is unlawful for any political action committee to fail to file or amend a
             848      statement within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             849          (b) Each political action committee who violates Subsection (4)(a) is guilty of a class B
             850      misdemeanor.
             851          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (4)(a) to the
             852      attorney general.
             853          Section 14. Section 20A-11-701 is amended to read:
             854           20A-11-701. Campaign financial reporting of candidate campaign contributions
             855      by corporations -- Filing requirements -- Statement contents.
             856          (1) (a) Each corporation that has made expenditures for political purposes that total at
             857      least $750 during a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             858      governor's office [on]:
             859          (i) on January 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             860          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             861          [(ii)] (iii) on August 31; and
             862          [(iii)] (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.


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


             894          (b) The corporation shall report:
             895          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             896          (ii) for financial statements [filed on August 31 and before the primary and general
             897      elections] under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), expenditures as of five days before the
             898      required filing date of the financial statement.
             899          (c) The corporation need not file a statement under this section if it made no
             900      expenditures during the reporting period.
             901          (2) That statement shall include:
             902          (a) the name and address of each individual, entity, or group of individuals or entities
             903      that received a political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the corporation, and the
             904      amount of each political issues expenditure;
             905          (b) the total amount of political issues expenditures disbursed by the corporation; and
             906          (c) [a paragraph signed] a statement by the corporation's treasurer or chief financial
             907      officer [verifying] certifying the accuracy of the verified financial statement.
             908          Section 16. Section 20A-11-703 is amended to read:
             909           20A-11-703. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             910          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of any statement required by this part,
             911      the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             912          (a) each corporation that is required to file a statement has filed one; and
             913          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             914          (2) If it appears that any corporation has failed to file any statement, if it appears that a
             915      filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has received a written
             916      complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any statement, the lieutenant governor
             917      shall[,]:
             918          (a) impose a fine against the corporation in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 ; and
             919          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             920      the corporation of the violation or written complaint and direct the corporation to file a
             921      statement correcting the problem.
             922          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any corporation to fail to file or amend a statement within 14
             923      days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             924          (b) Each corporation [who] that violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B


             925      misdemeanor.
             926          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of [this] Subsection (3)(a) to the
             927      attorney general.
             928          Section 17. Section 20A-11-802 is amended to read:
             929           20A-11-802. Political issues committees -- Financial reporting.
             930          (1) (a) Each registered political issues committee that has received political issues
             931      contributions totaling at least $750, or disbursed political issues expenditures totaling at least
             932      $50, during a calendar year, shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant
             933      governor's office:
             934          (i) on January 10, reporting contributions and expenditures as of December 31 of the
             935      previous year;
             936          (ii) seven days before the date of an incorporation election, if the political issues
             937      committee has received donations or made disbursements to affect an incorporation;
             938          (iii) at least three days before the first public hearing held as required by Section
             939      20A-7-204.1 ;
             940          (iv) if the political issues committee has received or expended funds in relation to an
             941      initiative or referendum, at the time the initiative or referendum sponsors submit:
             942          (A) the verified and certified initiative packets as required by Section 20A-7-206 ; or
             943          (B) the signed and verified referendum packets as required by Section 20A-7-306 ;
             944          (v) on August 31; and
             945          (vi) seven days before the regular general election.
             946          (b) The political issues committee shall report:
             947          (i) a detailed listing of all contributions received and expenditures made since the last
             948      statement; and
             949          (ii) for financial statements filed on August 31 and before the general election, all
             950      contributions and expenditures as of three days before the required filing date of the financial
             951      statement.
             952          (c) The political issues committee need not file a statement under this section if it
             953      received no contributions and made no expenditures during the reporting period.
             954          (2) (a) That statement shall include:
             955          (i) the name[,] and address[, and occupation] of any individual that makes a political


             956      issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political
             957      issues contribution;
             958          (ii) the identification of any publicly identified class of individuals that makes a
             959      political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             960      political issues contribution;
             961          (iii) the name and address of any political issues committee, group, or entity that makes
             962      a political issues contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the
             963      political issues contribution;
             964          (iv) the name and address of each reporting entity that makes a political issues
             965      contribution to the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of the political issues
             966      contribution;
             967          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             968          (vi) except as provided in Subsection (2)(c), the name and address of each individual,
             969      entity, or group of individuals or entities that received a political issues expenditure of more
             970      than $50 from the reporting political issues committee, and the amount of each political issues
             971      expenditure;
             972          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             973          (viii) the total amount of political issues contributions received and political issues
             974      expenditures disbursed by the reporting political issues committee;
             975          (ix) [a paragraph signed] a statement by the political issues committee's treasurer or
             976      chief financial officer [verifying] certifying that, to the best of the [signer's] person's
             977      knowledge, the financial statement is accurate; and
             978          (x) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             979          (A) beginning balance;
             980          (B) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             981          (C) total contributions to date;
             982          (D) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             983          (E) total expenditures to date.
             984          (b) (i) Political issues contributions received by a political issues committee that have a
             985      value of $50 or less need not be reported individually, but shall be listed on the report as an
             986      aggregate total.


             987          (ii) Two or more political issues contributions from the same source that have an
             988      aggregate total of more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported
             989      separately.
             990          (c) When reporting political issue expenditures made to circulators of initiative
             991      petitions, the political issues committee:
             992          (i) need only report the amount paid to each initiative petition circulator; and
             993          (ii) need not report the name or address of the circulator.
             994          Section 18. Section 20A-11-901 is amended to read:
             995           20A-11-901. Political advertisements -- Requirement that ads designate
             996      responsibility and authorization -- Unauthorized use of endorsements.
             997          (1) (a) Whenever any person makes an expenditure for the purpose of financing an
             998      advertisement expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or
             999      solicits any contribution through any broadcasting station, newspaper, magazine, outdoor
             1000      advertising facility, direct mailing, or any other type of general public political advertising, the
             1001      advertisement:
             1002          (i) if paid for and authorized by a candidate or the candidate's campaign committee,
             1003      shall clearly state that the advertisement has been paid for by the candidate or the campaign
             1004      committee;
             1005          (ii) if paid for by another person but authorized by a candidate or the candidate's
             1006      campaign committee, shall clearly state who paid for the advertisement and that the candidate
             1007      or the campaign committee authorized the advertisement; or
             1008          (iii) if not authorized by a candidate or his campaign committee, shall clearly state the
             1009      name of the person who paid for the advertisement and state that the advertisement is not
             1010      authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
             1011          (b) The requirements of Subsection (1)(a) do not apply to:
             1012          (i) lawn signs with dimensions of four by eight feet or smaller;
             1013          (ii) bumper stickers;
             1014          (iii) campaign pins, buttons, and pens; and
             1015          (iv) similar small items upon which the disclaimer cannot be conveniently printed.
             1016          (2) (a) A person who pays for an electioneering communication shall file a report with
             1017      the lieutenant governor within 24 hours of making the payment or entering into a contract to


             1018      make the payment.
             1019          (b) The report shall include:
             1020          (i) the name and street address of the person described in Subsection (2)(a);
             1021          (ii) the name and address of each person contributing at least $100 to the person
             1022      described in Subsection (2)(a) for the purpose of disseminating the electioneering
             1023      communication;
             1024          (iii) the amount spent on the electioneering communication;
             1025          (iv) the name of the identified referenced candidate; and
             1026          (v) the medium used to disseminate the electioneering communication.
             1027          [(2)] (3) A person may not, in order to promote the success of any candidate for
             1028      nomination or election to any public office, or in connection with any question submitted to the
             1029      voters, include or cause to be included the name of any person as endorser or supporter in any
             1030      political advertisement, circular, poster, or publication without the express consent of that
             1031      person.
             1032          [(3)] (4) (a) It is unlawful for a person to pay the owner, editor, publisher, or agent of
             1033      any newspaper or other periodical to induce him to advocate or oppose editorially any
             1034      candidate for nomination or election.
             1035          (b) It is unlawful for any owner, editor, publisher, or agent to accept any payment to
             1036      advocate or oppose editorially any candidate for nomination or election.
             1037          Section 19. Section 20A-11-904 is enacted to read:
             1038          20A-11-904. Contribution given in another's name prohibited.
             1039          A person may not:
             1040          (1) make a contribution in the name of another;
             1041          (2) knowingly permit another to make a contribution in the person's name; or
             1042          (3) knowingly accept a contribution made by one person in the name of another.
             1043          Section 20. Section 20A-11-1001 is amended to read:
             1044           20A-11-1001. Electronic form prepared by chief election officer.
             1045          The chief election officer shall:
             1046          (1) develop and prepare [forms for all] an electronic form for all financial statements
             1047      required by this chapter; and
             1048          (2) provide [copies of the forms] access to the electronic form to the secretary of every


             1049      committee, to every candidate, and to all others who request them.
             1050          Section 21. Section 20A-11-1002 is amended to read:
             1051           20A-11-1002. Retention and public inspection of financial statements -- Written
             1052      complaint if statement is false or unlawful.
             1053          (1) The chief election officer shall:
             1054          (a) make each financial statement required by this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2,
             1055      Judicial Retention Elections:
             1056          (i) open to public inspection in the office of the chief election officer; and
             1057          (ii) available for viewing on the Internet [at the lieutenant governor's website within
             1058      seven calendar days after the report is received by the chief election officer] in accordance with
             1059      Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1060          (b) preserve those statements for at least five years; and
             1061          (c) provide certified copies of the financial statements in the same manner as for other
             1062      public records.
             1063          (2) Any candidate or voter may file a written complaint with the chief election officer
             1064      alleging that a filed financial statement does not conform to law or to the truth.
             1065          Section 22. Section 20A-11-1005 is enacted to read:
             1066          20A-11-1005. Fines for failing to file a financial statement.
             1067          (1) The chief election officer shall fine a filing entity $100 for failing to file a financial
             1068      statement by the filing deadline.
             1069          (2) If a filing entity is unable to pay the fine or files an affidavit of impecuniosity in a
             1070      manner similar to Subsection 20A-9-201 (5)(d), the chief election officer shall impose the fine
             1071      against the candidate or treasurer, as appropriate.
             1072          (3) The chief election officer shall deposit fines collected under this chapter in the
             1073      General Fund.
             1074          Section 23. Section 20A-11-1301 is amended to read:
             1075           20A-11-1301. School board office candidate -- Campaign requirements.
             1076          (1) Each school board office candidate shall deposit each contribution and public
             1077      service assistance received in one or more separate accounts in a financial institution that are
             1078      dedicated only to that purpose.
             1079          (2) A school board office candidate may not deposit or mingle any contributions or


             1080      public service assistance received into a personal or business account.
             1081          (3) A school board office candidate may not make any political expenditures prohibited
             1082      by law.
             1083          (4) If a person who is no longer a school board candidate chooses not to expend the
             1084      monies remaining in a campaign account, the person shall continue to file the year-end
             1085      summary report required by Section 20A-11-1302 until the statement of dissolution and final
             1086      summary report required by Section 20A-11-1304 are filed with:
             1087          (a) the lieutenant governor in the case of a state school board candidate; and
             1088          (b) the county clerk, in the case of a local school board candidate.
             1089          (5) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (5)(b) and Section 20A-11-402 , a person who
             1090      is no longer a school board candidate may not expend or transfer the monies in a campaign
             1091      account in a manner that would cause the former school board candidate to recognize the
             1092      monies as taxable income under federal tax law.
             1093          (b) A person who is no longer a school board candidate may transfer the monies in a
             1094      campaign account in a manner that would cause the former school board candidate to recognize
             1095      the monies as taxable income under federal tax law if the transfer is made to a campaign
             1096      account for federal office.
             1097          (6) (a) As used in this Subsection (6) and Section 20A-11-1303 , "received" means:
             1098          (i) for a cash contribution, that the cash is given to a [legislative] school board office
             1099      candidate or a member of the candidate's personal campaign committee;
             1100          (ii) for a contribution that is a negotiable instrument or check, that the negotiable
             1101      instrument or check is negotiated; and
             1102          (iii) for any other type of contribution, that any portion of the contribution's benefit
             1103      inures to the [legislative] school board office candidate.
             1104          (b) Each school board office candidate shall report to the chief election officer each
             1105      contribution and public service assistance [to the lieutenant governor] within 30 days after the
             1106      contribution or public service assistance is received.
             1107          Section 24. Section 20A-11-1302 is amended to read:
             1108           20A-11-1302. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1109      -- Year-end summary report.
             1110          (1) (a) Each school board office candidate shall file a summary report by January 10 of


             1111      the year after the regular general election year.
             1112          (b) [Beginning with the 2008 regular general election and in] In addition to the
             1113      requirements of Subsection (1)(a), a former school board office candidate that has not filed the
             1114      statement of dissolution and final summary report required under Section 20A-11-1304 shall
             1115      continue to file a summary report on January 10 of each year.
             1116          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1117      of the previous year:
             1118          (i) the net balance of the last [summary report] financial statement, if any;
             1119          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all interim reports,
             1120      if any, during the previous year;
             1121          (iii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all interim
             1122      reports, if any, filed during the previous year;
             1123          (iv) a detailed listing of each receipt, contribution, and public service assistance since
             1124      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1125          (v) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             1126          (A) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             1127      contributor; and
             1128          (B) a specific description of the contribution;
             1129          (vi) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1130      not been reported in detail on an interim report;
             1131          (vii) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1132          (viii) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1133      report, if any, plus all receipts minus all expenditures.
             1134          (b) (i) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1135      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1136          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1137      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1138          (c) In preparing the report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of
             1139      December 31 of the previous year.
             1140          (d) A check or negotiable instrument received by a school board office candidate on or
             1141      before December 31 of the previous year shall be included in the summary report.


             1142          (3) [The summary report shall contain a paragraph signed by the] The school board
             1143      office candidate [certifying] shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the school
             1144      board office candidate's knowledge, all receipts and all expenditures have been reported as of
             1145      December 31 of the previous year and that there are no bills or obligations outstanding and
             1146      unpaid except as set forth in that report.
             1147          Section 25. Section 20A-11-1303 is amended to read:
             1148           20A-11-1303. School board office candidate -- Financial reporting requirements
             1149      -- Interim reports.
             1150          (1) Each school board office candidate shall file an interim report at the following
             1151      times in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
             1152          (a) May 15, for state school board office candidates;
             1153          (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             1154          (c) August 31; and
             1155          (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1156          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1157          (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
             1158          (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim
             1159      reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1160          (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior
             1161      interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
             1162          (d) a detailed listing of each contribution and public service assistance received since
             1163      the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1164          (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
             1165          (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the
             1166      contributor; and
             1167          (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
             1168          (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1169      not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
             1170          (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
             1171          (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary
             1172      report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the


             1173      last summary report; and
             1174          (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
             1175          (i) beginning balance;
             1176          (ii) total contributions during the period since the last statement;
             1177          (iii) total contributions to date;
             1178          (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
             1179          (v) total expenditures to date.
             1180          (3) (a) For all individual contributions or public service assistance of $50 or less, a
             1181      single aggregate figure may be reported without separate detailed listings.
             1182          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1183      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1184          (4) (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported
             1185      as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1186          (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a school board office candidate
             1187      more than five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be
             1188      [negotiated and] included in the interim report.
             1189          Section 26. Section 20A-11-1305 is amended to read:
             1190           20A-11-1305. School board office candidate -- Failure to file statement --
             1191      Penalties.
             1192          (1) (a) If a school board office candidate fails to file an interim report due before the
             1193      regular primary election, on August 31, and before the regular general election, the chief
             1194      election officer shall, after making a reasonable attempt to discover if the report was timely
             1195      [mailed,] filed:
             1196          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1197          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the candidate [by blacking out the
             1198      candidate's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             1199          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the candidate's name from the ballot is not practicable,
             1200      inform the voters by any practicable method that the candidate has been disqualified and that
             1201      votes cast for candidate will not be counted; and
             1202          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that candidate[.]; and
             1203          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .


             1204          (b) Any school board office candidate who fails to file timely a financial statement
             1205      required by this part is disqualified and the vacancy on the ballot may be filled as provided in
             1206      Section 20A-1-501 .
             1207          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a school board office candidate is
             1208      not disqualified and the chief election officer may not impose a fine if:
             1209          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section in accordance with
             1210      Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1211          (ii) those reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the information
             1212      required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or inaccuracies;
             1213      and
             1214          (iii) those omissions, errors, or inaccuracies [are] described in Subsection (1)(b)(ii) are
             1215      corrected in:
             1216          (A) an amended report; or [in]
             1217          (B) the next scheduled report.
             1218          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report by a candidate
             1219      for state school board, the lieutenant governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure
             1220      that:
             1221          (i) each state school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1222      one; and
             1223          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1224          (b) If it appears that any state school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1225      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1226      if the lieutenant governor has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the
             1227      falsity of any summary report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a
             1228      violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify the state school board candidate of the
             1229      violation or written complaint and direct the state school board candidate to file a summary
             1230      report correcting the problem.
             1231          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any state school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1232      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this
             1233      section.
             1234          (ii) Each state school board candidate who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a


             1235      class B misdemeanor.
             1236          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1237      attorney general.
             1238          (3) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the county
             1239      clerk shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1240          (i) each local school board candidate that is required to file a summary report has filed
             1241      one; and
             1242          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1243          (b) If it appears that any local school board candidate has failed to file the summary
             1244      report required by law, if it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or
             1245      if the county clerk has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity
             1246      of any summary report, the county clerk shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or
             1247      receipt of a written complaint, notify the local school board candidate of the violation or
             1248      written complaint and direct the local school board candidate to file a summary report
             1249      correcting the problem.
             1250          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any local school board candidate to fail to file or amend a
             1251      summary report within 14 days after receiving notice from the county clerk under this section.
             1252          (ii) Each local school board candidate who violates Subsection (3)(c)(i) is guilty of a
             1253      class B misdemeanor.
             1254          (iii) The county clerk shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(c)(i) to the district or
             1255      county attorney.
             1256          Section 27. Section 20A-11-1501 is enacted to read:
             1257     
Part 15. Labor Organizations

             1258          20A-11-1501. Definitions.
             1259          As used in this part:
             1260          (1) "Labor organization" means a lawful organization of any kind that is composed, in
             1261      whole or in part, of employees and that exists for the purpose, in whole or in part, of dealing
             1262      with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of
             1263      employment, or other terms and conditions of employment.
             1264          (2) "Labor organization" includes an employee association and union for employees of
             1265      public and private sector employers.


             1266          Section 28. Section 20A-11-1502 is enacted to read:
             1267          20A-11-1502. Campaign financial reporting of contributions -- Filing
             1268      requirements -- Statement contents.
             1269          (1) (a) Each labor organization that has made expenditures for political purposes or
             1270      political issues expenditures on current or proposed ballot issues that total at least $750 during
             1271      a calendar year shall file a verified financial statement with the lieutenant governor's office:
             1272          (i) on January 10, reporting expenditures as of December 31 of the previous year;
             1273          (ii) seven days before the regular primary election date;
             1274          (iii) on August 31; and
             1275          (iv) seven days before the regular general election date.
             1276          (b) The labor organization shall report:
             1277          (i) a detailed listing of all expenditures made since the last statement; and
             1278          (ii) for financial statements filed under Subsections (1)(a)(ii) through (iv), all
             1279      expenditures as of five days before the required filing date of the financial statement.
             1280          (c) The labor organization need not file a financial statement under this section if the
             1281      labor organization:
             1282          (i) made no expenditures during the reporting period; or
             1283          (ii) reports its expenditures during the reporting period under another part of this
             1284      chapter.
             1285          (2) The financial statement shall include:
             1286          (a) the name and address of each reporting entity that received an expenditure or
             1287      political issues expenditure of more than $50 from the labor organization, and the amount of
             1288      each expenditure or political issues expenditure;
             1289          (b) the total amount of expenditures disbursed by the labor organization; and
             1290          (c) a statement by the labor organization's treasurer or chief financial officer certifying
             1291      the accuracy of the financial statement.
             1292          Section 29. Section 20A-11-1503 is enacted to read:
             1293          20A-11-1503. Criminal penalties -- Fines.
             1294          (1) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of any statement required by this part,
             1295      the lieutenant governor shall review each filed statement to ensure that:
             1296          (a) each labor organization that is required to file a statement has filed one; and


             1297          (b) each statement contains the information required by this part.
             1298          (2) If it appears that any labor organization has failed to file any statement, if it appears
             1299      that a filed statement does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor has received a
             1300      written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any statement, the lieutenant
             1301      governor shall:
             1302          (a) impose a fine against the labor organization in accordance with Section
             1303      20A-11-1005 ; and
             1304          (b) within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a written complaint, notify
             1305      the labor organization of the violation or written complaint and direct the labor organization to
             1306      file a statement correcting the problem.
             1307          (3) (a) It is unlawful for any labor organization to fail to file or amend a statement
             1308      within 14 days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1309          (b) Each labor organization that violates Subsection (3)(a) is guilty of a class B
             1310      misdemeanor.
             1311          (c) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (3)(a) to the
             1312      attorney general.
             1313          Section 30. Section 20A-12-303 is amended to read:
             1314           20A-12-303. Separate account for campaign funds -- Reporting contributions.
             1315          (1) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee shall deposit each
             1316      contribution in one or more separate personal campaign accounts in a financial institution.
             1317          (2) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee may not deposit or mingle
             1318      any contributions received into a personal or business account.
             1319          (3) (a) As used in this Subsection (3), "received" means:
             1320          (i) for a cash contribution, that the cash is given to a judge or the judge's personal
             1321      campaign committee;
             1322          (ii) for a contribution that is a negotiable instrument or check, that the negotiable
             1323      instrument or check is negotiated; and
             1324          (iii) for any other type of contribution, that any portion of the contribution's benefit
             1325      inures to the judge.
             1326          (b) The judge or the judge's personal campaign committee shall report to the lieutenant
             1327      governor each contribution within 30 days after the contribution is received.


             1328          Section 31. Section 20A-12-304 is amended to read:
             1329           20A-12-304. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting
             1330      requirements -- Year-end summary report.
             1331          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file a summary report with the
             1332      lieutenant governor by January 10 of the year after the regular general election year.
             1333          (2) (a) Each summary report shall include the following information as of December 31
             1334      of the last regular general election year:
             1335          (i) a single figure equal to the total amount of contributions reported on the interim
             1336      report;
             1337          (ii) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on the interim
             1338      report;
             1339          (iii) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last summary report that
             1340      has not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1341          (iv) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1342          (v) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has
             1343      not been reported in detail on the interim report;
             1344          (vi) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1345          (vii) the net balance for the year, consisting of all contributions minus all expenditures.
             1346          (b) (i) For all single contributions of $50 or less, an aggregate figure may be reported
             1347      without a separate detailed listing.
             1348          (ii) Two or more contributions from the same source for a total of more than $50 may
             1349      not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported in the detailed listing.
             1350          (c) A check or negotiable instrument received by a judge or the judge's personal
             1351      campaign committee on or before December 31 of the previous year shall be reported in the
             1352      summary report.
             1353          (3) [The summary report shall contain a statement signed by the] The judge [certifying]
             1354      shall certify in the summary report that, to the best of the judge's knowledge, all contributions
             1355      and all expenditures have been reported as of December 31 of the last regular general election
             1356      year and that there are no financial obligations outstanding except as set forth in the report.
             1357          Section 32. Section 20A-12-305 is amended to read:
             1358           20A-12-305. Judicial retention election candidates -- Financial reporting


             1359      requirements -- Interim report.
             1360          (1) The judge's personal campaign committee shall file an interim report with the
             1361      lieutenant governor [no later than 5 p.m.] before the close of normal office hours on the date
             1362      seven days before the regular general election date.
             1363          (2) Each interim report shall include the following information:
             1364          (a) a detailed listing of each contribution received since the last [summary report]
             1365      financial statement;
             1366          (b) for each nonmonetary contribution, the fair market value of the contribution;
             1367          (c) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report;
             1368          (d) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure; and
             1369          (e) a net balance for the year consisting of all contributions since the last summary
             1370      report minus all expenditures since the last summary report.
             1371          (3) (a) For all individual contributions of $50 or less, a single aggregate figure may be
             1372      reported without separate detailed listings.
             1373          (b) Two or more contributions from the same source that have an aggregate total of
             1374      more than $50 may not be reported in the aggregate, but shall be reported separately.
             1375          (4) In preparing each interim report, all contributions and expenditures shall be
             1376      reported as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
             1377          (5) A negotiable instrument or check received by a judge or the judge's personal
             1378      campaign committee more than five days before the required filing date of a report required by
             1379      this section shall be included in the interim report.
             1380          Section 33. Section 20A-12-306 is amended to read:
             1381           20A-12-306. Judges -- Failure to file reports -- Penalties.
             1382          (1) (a) If a judge's personal campaign committee fails to file the interim report due
             1383      before the regular general election, the lieutenant governor shall, after making a reasonable
             1384      attempt to discover if the report was timely [mailed,] filed:
             1385          (i) inform the county clerk and other appropriate election officials who:
             1386          [(i)] (A) (I) shall, if practicable, remove the name of the judge [by blacking out the
             1387      judge's name] from the ballots before the ballots are delivered to voters; or
             1388          [(ii)] (II) shall, if removing the judge's name from the ballot is not practicable, inform
             1389      the voters by any practicable method that the judge has been disqualified and that votes cast for


             1390      the judge will not be counted; and
             1391          [(iii)] (B) may not count any votes for that judge[.]; and
             1392          (ii) impose a fine against the filing entity in accordance with Section 20A-11-1005 .
             1393          (b) Any judge who fails to file timely a financial statement required by this part is
             1394      disqualified.
             1395          (c) Notwithstanding Subsections (1)(a) and (1)(b), a judge is not disqualified and the
             1396      lieutenant governor may not impose a fine if:
             1397          (i) the candidate timely files the reports required by this section in accordance with
             1398      Section 20A-11-103 ;
             1399          (ii) [those] the reports are completed, detailing accurately and completely the
             1400      information required by this part except for inadvertent omissions or insignificant errors or
             1401      inaccuracies; and
             1402          (iii) [those] the omissions, errors, or inaccuracies [are] described in Subsection
             1403      (1)(b)(ii) are corrected in an amended report or in the next scheduled report.
             1404          (2) (a) Within 30 days after a deadline for the filing of a summary report, the lieutenant
             1405      governor shall review each filed summary report to ensure that:
             1406          (i) each judge that is required to file a summary report has filed one; and
             1407          (ii) each summary report contains the information required by this part.
             1408          (b) If it appears that any judge has failed to file the summary report required by law, if
             1409      it appears that a filed summary report does not conform to the law, or if the lieutenant governor
             1410      has received a written complaint alleging a violation of the law or the falsity of any summary
             1411      report, the lieutenant governor shall, within five days of discovery of a violation or receipt of a
             1412      written complaint, notify the judge of the violation or written complaint and direct the judge to
             1413      file a summary report correcting the problem.
             1414          (c) (i) It is unlawful for any judge to fail to file or amend a summary report within 14
             1415      days after receiving notice from the lieutenant governor under this section.
             1416          (ii) Each judge who violates Subsection (2)(c)(i) is guilty of a class B misdemeanor.
             1417          (iii) The lieutenant governor shall report all violations of Subsection (2)(c)(i) to the
             1418      attorney general.
             1419          Section 34. Effective date.
             1420          This bill takes effect on January 1, 2011.


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