SB 268 Campaign finance disclosure; provisions for in-kind contributions and independent expenditures.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
Campaign Finance Disclosure Act; reports of large pre-election in-kind contributions and independent expenditures; penalties. Applies to in-kind contributions and independent expenditures greater than $5,000 in a statewide election or $2,500 in other elections made in the 30 days before a primary or special election or 60 days before a general election to pay for advertisements referring to a clearly identified candidate. The bill requires the maker of the in-kind contribution or independent expenditure and recipient of the in-kind contribution to file a campaign disclosure report on the next business day. The bill provides for a civil penalty of $2,500 for the first failure to report and $5,000 for each subsequent failure in an election cycle.

Full text:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 044783788  pdf | impact statement
02/11/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048812788-S1  pdf

Status:
01/14/04  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 044783788
01/14/04  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/04  Senate: Assigned to P. & E. sub-committee: 3
02/10/04  Senate: Reported from P. & E. with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/11/04  Senate: Committee substitute printed 048812788-S1
02/12/04  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/04  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/04  Senate: Read second time
02/13/04  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/13/04  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 048812788-S1
02/13/04  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB268S1
02/16/04  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/04  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/04  Senate: Communicated to House
02/19/04  House: Placed on Calendar
02/19/04  House: Read first time
02/19/04  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/05/04  House: Continued to 2005 in P. & E. (11-Y 10-N)
12/10/04  House: Left in Privileges and Elections