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
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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.