ELECTIONEERING AND IE REPORTING CHANGES.

View NCGA Bill Details2013-2014 Session
House Bill 918 (Public) Filed Thursday, April 11, 2013
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ALTER THE REPORTING SCHEDULE FOR INDEPENDENT EXPENDITURES AND ELECTIONEERING COMMUNICATIONS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION IN A TIMELY FASHION.
Intro. by Lewis, D. Ross, Luebke.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (May 16 2013)

Bill History:

H 918

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: May 13 2013 - More information

    House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.

    Amends subsection (a) of GS 163-278.12to requirean individual or entity incurring expenses in excess of $1,000 (was, $300)for making independent expenditures, but not otherwise required to report them,to file a statement of such expenditures with the appropriate board of elections. Makes conforming changes to subdivisions (1) and (2) of subsection(d) of this section, regarding the requirements for making an initial report of independent expenditures as required under this section. Deletes provision that required reporting the incurring of expenses or receipt of donations exceeding $1,000 within 48 hours to further independent expenditures. Adds new subsection (h) to provide that the amounts in subsection (a) and subdivision (d)(1) of this section is $300, and not $1,000, if the independent expenditures pertain to a municipal election or a municipalcandidate.


  • Summary date: May 8 2013 - More information

    House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes.

    Amends GS 163-278.12 to require that the statement of independent expenditure include whether the referendum to which the independent expenditure pertains is supported or opposed. Also deletes (e), requiring the State Board of Elections to require subsequent reporting of independent expenditures according to the same schedule required of political committees.

    Amends GS 163-278.12B to make technical and organizational changes.

     


  • Summary date: Apr 16 2013 - More information

    Amends GS 163-278.12 requiring an individual or entity incurring expenses in excess of $300 for making independent expenditures but not otherwise required to report them, to file a statement of such expenditure with the appropriate board of elections with information meeting the new criteria set out in subsections (1-5).

    Amends GS 163-278.12 deleting subsections (b) and (c). Amends GS 163-278.12(f), removing all references to subsection (c).

    Amends GS 163-278.12(d) requiring the initial report of independent expenditures to be reported at the earliest of the following dates: (1) within 10 days of incurring expenses that exceed $300 to further independent expenditures; (2) within 48 hours of incurring expenses that exceed $300 to further initial independent expenditures that occur during the 30 days before an election the independent expenditures affect; (3) within 48 hours of incurring expenses or receiving donations that exceed $1,000 to further independent expenditures.

    Amends GS 163-278.12 adding subsection (d1) requiring an additional report to be filed within 48 hours of incurring expenses or receiving donations to further expenditures that aggregate to more than $5,000 during a period not covered by a previous report.

    Amends GS 163-278.12 adding subsection (d2) requiring an individual, person, or other entity required to report under this section to a county board of elections to file an additional report within 48 hours of incurring expenses to further independent expenditures that aggregate to more than $1,000 during a period not covered by a previous report in the 30 days before an election.

    Amends GS 163-278.12(g) to allow reports of reportable donations or expenses aggregating to more than $5,000 to be filed electronically to the State Board of Elections.

    Enacts GS 163-278.12B requiring special reporting of independent expenditures made by registered political committees.

    Amends GS 163-278.12C(a) requiring every individual, person, or other entity that incurs expenses or receives donations in excess of $5,000 for the direct costs of producing or airing electioneering communications to file a report with the board of elections containing information meeting the criteria set out in subsections (1-5).

    Amends GS 163-278.12C(b) requiring the initial report to be filed with the appropriate board of elections within 48 hours of expenditure or receipt of the amount in subsection (a). An additional report must be filed within 48 hours of the entity incurring expenses  or receiving donations to further electioneering communications that aggregate to more than $5,000 during the period not covered by the report.

    Amends GS 163-278.12C(c), removing the reference to subsection (a)(5).

    Amends GS 163-278.12C(d), removing the reference to rules adopted by the State Board of Elections, and requires all reports required by this section to be filed electronically.

    Applies to donations, contributions, and expenditures made on or after September 1, 2013.


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