STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
ELECTION CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES — LOBBYISTS
67-6623. Duties of secretary of state and county clerks. (1) The secretary of state and each county clerk is charged with enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
(2) In addition to duties otherwise prescribed in this section, it shall be the duty of the secretary of state:
(a) To prescribe forms for statements and other information required to be filed by this act, and to furnish such forms and instruction manual to persons required to file such statements and information;
(b) To make statements and other information filed with him available for public inspection and copying during regular office hours, and to make copying facilities available at a charge not to exceed actual cost;
(c) To preserve such statements and other information for a period of four (4) years from date of receipt;
(d) With respect to statewide, legislative, and judicial district offices and measures, to make investigations of statements filed under the provisions of this chapter, and with respect to alleged failures to file any statement required under the provisions of this chapter, and upon complaint by any person with respect to alleged violations of any part of this chapter;
(e) To report suspected violations of law to the appropriate law enforcement authorities;
(f) To prescribe and publish rules in accordance with the provisions of chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, and to take such other actions as may be appropriate to carry out the provisions of this chapter;
(g) To require and prescribe methods for the filing of reports in an online database established by the secretary of state’s office for the filing and publication of all reports required pursuant to this chapter. The online database shall accommodate the filings of all state and local government candidates, political committees, measures, and lobbyists. The online database shall be accessible on the secretary of state’s website and be searchable by the public by address, candidate, committee, contribution, contributor, date, expense, office, party, purpose, and any other content deemed appropriate by the secretary of state. The secretary of state may, on an individual basis, grant a hardship waiver and accept a report required by this chapter in another format specified by the secretary of state, which will be entered into the online database by the secretary of state within three (3) days of filing.
(3) It shall be the duty of the county clerk with respect to all local government offices or measures for which the county is the home county, as defined in section 34-1401, Idaho Code, to make investigations of statements required to be filed under this chapter of alleged failures to file any required statement and of any complaint filed by any person of an alleged violation of any part of this chapter with respect to local government offices or measures in the county. The county clerk shall report any suspected violations of this chapter pertaining to a local government office or measure to the county prosecutor.
[67-6623, added Init. Measure 1974, No. 1, sec. 23; am. 1977, ch. 180, sec. 5, p. 506; am. 2010, ch. 22, sec. 3, p. 40; am. 2017, ch. 142, sec. 2, p. 337; am. 2018, ch. 2, sec. 1, p. 6; am. 2019, ch. 288, sec. 15, p. 841.]