|SB 0653||Judges Must Disclose Committees Running Campaign Ads|
|LR Number:||S1989.01I||Fiscal Note:||1989-01|
|Last Action:||01/17/96 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary Committee|
|Effective Date:||August 28, 1996|
SB 653 - This act would remove the automatic exemption from campaign reporting and disclosure requirements for certain nonpartisan judicial candidates who spend less than $1000 total or less than $250 per contributor.
This bill also requires these judicial candidates to list in
their disclosure reports the name of any committees to which they
have given approval to run ads for them. These committees, in
turn, must file disclosure reports which list the names of these
judicial candidates and the amount spent on such advertisements.
This portion of the bill essentially requires judges who receive
the benefits of advertising by committees not associated with
them, to disclose the names of these committees. A person may
then look up the names of these committees for information in
their disclosure reports.