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H0280......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
CAMPAIGNS - FUNDRAISING - Adds to existing law relating to campaign finance
to prohibit the acceptance of campaign contributions by members of the
Legislature during a regular or special session.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 280
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CAMPAIGN FINANCE; AMENDING CHAPTER 66, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, BY
3 THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 67-6607A, IDAHO CODE, TO PROHIBIT ACCEPTING
4 CERTAIN CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, TO PROVIDE AN EXCEPTION AND TO PROVIDE
5 PENALTIES; AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Chapter 66, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
8 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
9 known and designated as Section 67-6607A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
10 67-6607A. PROHIBITION ON ACCEPTING CERTAIN CONTRIBUTIONS. No member of
11 the Idaho legislature, nor any political treasurer working on his or her
12 behalf, shall accept any contribution or pledge of a contribution on behalf of
13 that member's political committee during any regular or special session of the
14 legislature. If, during a regular or special session of the legislature, a
15 political treasurer files on behalf of the candidacy of any person for the
16 office of which a member of the legislature is the incumbent, the prohibitions
17 of this section no longer apply to that incumbent.
18 A violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable by a
19 civil penalty of a fine of fifty dollars ($50.00) per occurrence and the con-
20 tribution received in violation of this section shall be forfeited to the gen-
21 eral fund. No other penalties pursuant to this chapter shall apply.
22 SECTION 2. An emergency existing therefor, which emergency is hereby
23 declared to exist, this act shall be in full force and effect on and after its
24 passage and approval.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation prohibits members of the legislature from accepting
campaign contributions or pledges during a legislative session. It
imposes a civil penalty of $50.00 per violation.
There would be a very small positive fiscal impact to the state if
CONTACT: Representative Callister
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/ FISCAL NOTE Bill No. H 280