Under existing law, the filing of campaign finance disclosures is accomplished through the filing of paper documents at a specified time
This bill, beginning with the 2014 election cycle, would require the Secretary of State to maintain an electronic database, searchable by the public, containing all election documents required to be filed with the Secretary of State
This bill would define a Section 527 organization as a political action committee for purposes of all filings and disclosures required by the Fair Campaign Practices Act
This bill would require principal campaign committees and political action committees to file monthly reports of contributions and expenditures
This bill would immediately disqualify any candidate who does not comply with this requirement of the Fair Campaign Practices Act
To amend Sections 17-5-2, 17-5-8, and 17-5-18 of the Code of Alabama 1975, relating to the Fair Campaign Practices Act; to further define the term political action committee to include Section 527 organizations; to require monthly reports of contributions and expenditures; to immediately disqualify any candidate that does not comply with the requirements of the Fair Campaign Practices Act; and to require, commencing in the 2014 election cycle, the Secretary of State to maintain an electronic database, searchable by the public, of all contributions and expenditures and filings required by the act.
|March 3, 2011||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Ethics and Campaign Finance|
|Bill Text||HB151 Alabama 2011 Session - Introduced|