SB 86
Creates new provisions prohibiting the use of public funds to influence elections
Sponsor:
LR Number:
0831S.01I
Last Action:
3/3/2021 - Formal Calendar S Bills for Perfection
Journal Page:
Title:
Calendar Position:
6
Effective Date:
August 28, 2021

Current Bill Summary

SB 86 - This act prohibits the contribution or expenditure of public funds by any school district or by any officer, employee, or agent of any school district:

• To support or oppose the nomination or election of any candidate for public office;

• To support or oppose the passage or defeat of any ballot measure;

• To any committee supporting or opposing candidates or ballot measures; or

• To pay debts or obligations of any candidate or committee previously incurred for the above purposes.

The act additionally prohibits the contribution or expenditure of public funds by any officer, employee, or agent of any political subdivision to pay debts or obligations of any candidate or committee previously incurred for the purposes described above.

Any purposeful violation of this act is punishable as a class four election offense.

This act is identical to a provision in SS#2/SCS/HCS/HB 1854 (2020), which was vetoed by the Governor, and similar to SB 802 (2020).

SCOTT SVAGERA

Amendments

No Amendments Found.