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SENATE BILL NO. 1108
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S1108......................................................by STATE AFFAIRS
INITIATIVE/REFERENDUM - Amends existing law to require reporting
requirements for contributions of over $200 from nonreporting committees by
the political treasurer of a committee in support or in opposition to an
initiative or referendum measure; to provide for return of contributions
from nonreporting committees not in compliance; and to require reports.
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|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature First Regular Session - 1999
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1108
BY STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO CONTRIBUTIONS BY NONREPORTING COMMITTEES REGARDING INITIATIVE OR
3 REFERENDUM MEASURES; AMENDING CHAPTER 66, TITLE 67, IDAHO CODE, BY THE
4 ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 67-6605A, IDAHO CODE, TO REQUIRE REPORTING
5 REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS OVER TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FROM NONREPORTING
6 COMMITTEES BY A POLITICAL TREASURER OF A COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OR IN OPPO-
7 SITION TO AN INITIATIVE OR REFERENDUM MEASURE, TO PROVIDE FOR RETURN OF
8 CONTRIBUTIONS FROM NONREPORTING COMMITTEES NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIRE-
9 MENTS AND TO REQUIRE REPORTS.
10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
11 SECTION 1. That Chapter 66, Title 67, Idaho Code, be, and the same is
12 hereby amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION , to be
13 known and designated as Section 67-6605A, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
14 67-6605A. CONTRIBUTIONS TO NONREPORTING COMMITTEES REGARDING INITIATIVE
15 AND REFERENDUM MEASURES. (1) A political treasurer of a committee in support
16 or opposition to an initiative or referendum measure on the general election
17 ballot shall not accept a contribution of more than two hundred dollars ($200)
18 from a political committee not domiciled in the state of Idaho and not other-
19 wise required to report under this chapter (a "nonreporting committee"),
20 unless the contribution is accompanied by a written statement setting forth
21 the full name and complete address of each person who contributed more than
22 two hundred dollars ($200) to the nonreporting committee during the preceding
23 twelve (12) month period and certified as true and correct by an officer of
24 the nonreporting committee. The political treasurer shall file with the sec-
25 retary of state a copy of the written statement required in this subsection no
26 less than thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the report from the
27 nonreporting committee. The political treasurer shall attest on a form sup-
28 plied by the secretary of state as to the correctness of the copy submitted to
29 the secretary of state.
30 (2) All contributions of more than two hundred dollars ($200) from a
31 nonreporting committee to a committee in support or opposition to an initia-
32 tive or referendum measure on the general election ballot, unaccompanied by a
33 written statement setting forth the full name and complete address of each
34 person who contributed more than two hundred dollars ($200) to the
35 nonreporting committee shall be returned to the nonreporting committee. The
36 political treasurer shall file with the secretary of state a report of the
37 number and amount of contributions returned to the nonreporting committee pur-
38 suant to this subsection within thirty (30) days after the contributions have
39 been returned to the nonreporting committee.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Under Idaho law our citizens are frequently not able to determine the source of
out of state funding in support of or against ballot initiatives.
This proposal would change our "Sunshine Law" to require out of state committees
sending money into Idaho in support of or against initiative and referendum measures
to report the names and addresses of contributors to the Idaho Secretary of State.
Minimal administrative costs for the Secretary of State.
CONTACT: Senator Laird Noh
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL IMPACT S 1108