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TITLE 67
STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
CHAPTER 66
ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES — LOBBYISTS
67-6610D.  foreign contributions, foreign independent expenditures, and foreign electioneering communications prohibited. (1)  A foreign national shall not make a contribution, directly or indirectly, to any candidate, political committee, or measure or make electioneering communications or independent expenditures.
(2)  As used in this section, "foreign national" means:
(a)  An individual who is not a citizen of the United States and is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence;
(b)  A government or subdivision of a foreign country;
(c)  A foreign political party; or
(d)  Any entity, such as a partnership, association, corporation, organization, union, or other combination of persons, that is organized under the laws of or has its principal place of business in a foreign country.
(3)  A violation of the provisions of this section shall be prosecuted and punished as provided in section 67-6625(2) through (5), Idaho Code. Provided, however, any person who knowingly and willfully violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a felony when:
(a)  The aggregate amount of contributions, independent expenditures, or cost of electioneering communications made in violation of this section exceeds one thousand dollars ($1,000) in a consecutive twelve (12) month period; or
(b)  The person pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a knowing and willful violation of the provisions of this section for a second time within ten (10) years, notwithstanding the form of the judgment or withheld judgment.
(4)  If any provision of this section or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the section or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected.

History:
[67-6610D, added 2021, ch. 237, sec. 1, p. 727.]


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