S.B. 105





Chief Sponsor: Margaret Dayton

House Sponsor: Jack R. Draxler

             7      LONG TITLE
             8      General Description:
             9          This bill amends Title 20A, Chapter 11, Campaign and Financial Reporting
             10      Requirements.
             11      Highlighted Provisions:
             12          This bill:
             13          .    grants the chief election officer discretion to send by email or postal mail the notice
             14      described in Section 20A-11-103, relating to an interim or summary financial
             15      statement report being due.
             16      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             17          None
             18      Other Special Clauses:
             19          None
             20      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             21      AMENDS:
             22           20A-11-103 , as last amended by Laws of Utah 2012, Chapter 369
             24      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             25          Section 1. Section 20A-11-103 is amended to read:
             26           20A-11-103. Notice of pending interim and summary reports -- Form of
             27      submission -- Public availability.

             28          (1) (a) Except as provided under Subsection (1)(b), 10 days before an interim report or
             29      summary report is due under this chapter or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections,
             30      the chief election officer shall inform the filing entity by [postal mail or, if requested by the
             31      filing entity, by] electronic mail or postal mail:
             32          (i) that the financial statement is due;
             33          (ii) of the date that the financial statement is due; and
             34          (iii) of the penalty for failing to file the financial statement.
             35          (b) The chief election officer is not required to provide notice:
             36          (i) to a candidate or political party of the financial statement that is due before the
             37      candidate's or political party's political convention;
             38          (ii) of a financial statement due in connection with a public hearing for an initiative
             39      under the requirements of Section 20A-7-204.1 ; or
             40          (iii) to a corporation or labor organization, as defined in Section 20A-11-1501 .
             41          (2) A filing entity shall electronically file a financial statement via electronic mail or
             42      the Internet according to specifications established by the chief election officer.
             43          (3) (a) A financial statement is considered timely filed if it is received by the chief
             44      election officer's office before the close of regular office hours on the date that it is due.
             45          (b) A chief election officer may extend the time in which a filing entity is required to
             46      file a financial statement if a filing entity notifies the chief election officer of the existence of
             47      an extenuating circumstance that is outside the control of the filing entity.
             48          (4) Notwithstanding any provision of Title 63G, Chapter 2, Government Records
             49      Access and Management Act, the lieutenant governor shall:
             50          (a) make each campaign finance statement filed by a candidate available for public
             51      inspection and copying no later than one business day after the statement is filed; and
             52          (b) post an electronic copy or the contents of each financial statement in a searchable
             53      format on a website established by the lieutenant governor:
             54          (i) for campaign finance statements submitted to the lieutenant governor under the
             55      requirements of Section 10-3-208 or Section 17-16-6.5 , no later than seven business days after
             56      the date of receipt of the campaign finance statement; or
             57          (ii) for a summary report or interim report filed under the requirements of this chapter
             58      or Chapter 12, Part 2, Judicial Retention Elections, no later than three business days after the

             59      date the summary report or interim report is electronically filed.
             60          (5) If a municipality, under Section 10-3-208 , or a county, under Section 17-16-6.5 ,
             61      elects to provide campaign finance disclosure on its own website, rather than through the
             62      lieutenant governor, the website established by the lieutenant governor shall contain a link or
             63      other access point to the municipality or county website.

Legislative Review Note
    as of 11-15-13 9:10 AM

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