HCS/HB 108 - This act removes a provision in current law only allowing political action committees to receive contributions from certain entities formed under chapters 347 to 360 and instead allows such committees to receive contributions from all individuals, unions, federal political action committees, corporations, associations, and partnerships.
The act specifies that candidate committees may purchase tickets, membership dues, meals, advertising, and other similar items from a political action committee and elected officials are allowed to incur expenses from a political action committee if they are related to education or service in office.
Under current law, committee agents are required to deliver detailed accounts of certain transactions within five days of a request of that committee's treasurer, deputy treasurer or candidate. This act requires the agent to deliver the information to those individuals within 30 days of the transaction.
Currently, certain agents are allowed to receive contributions on account of a committee but shall not keep the contributions in an account for more than five days. This act allows the agent to keep the contributions in the account for thirty days.
SCA 1 - CURRENTLY, CERTAIN STATE AND COUNTY OFFICIAL CANDIDATES ARE BARRED FROM PARTICIPATING IN ELECTIONS IF THEY ARE DELINQUENT IN THE PAYMENT OF INCOME OR PERSONAL OR REAL PROPERTY TAXES AND CANDIDATES FOR MUNICIPAL OFFICE ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO RUN FOR OFFICE IF THEY OWE CITY TAXES OR MUNICIPAL USER FEES. THIS AMENDMENT DISQUALIFIES ALL CANDIDATES FROM QUALIFYING AS A CANDIDATE FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE IF THEY OWE ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED TAXES.
SA 1 - REMOVES A PROVISION ALLOWING ELECTION OFFICIALS TO INCUR EXPENSES FROM POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES IF THEY ARE RELATED TO EDUCATION OR SERVICES IN OFFICE.