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HB78 – Improving Campaign Finance Disclosure

Rep. Kimberly Williams has introduced HB 78 that would stiffen up campaign finance reporting in Delaware.    First, it would deny a certificate of election to any winning candidate who has not paid all fines assessed by the Commissioner of Elections. Second, if a person has outstanding campaign finance reports and/or unpaid fines from a previous campaign, he or she may not be a candidate in any future election in the State of Delaware. Third, it clarifies and shortens the time that the Commissioner must notify a candidate that a report is incomplete or tardy and decreases the time in which a candidate may appeal the Commissioner’s decision to issue a fine for a tardy or incomplete report. Fourth, it requires the Commissioner to publish, on the Department of Elections website, the name of any candidate who has (1) willfully neglected to file a campaign finance report, (2) been assessed a fine by the Commissioner for willfully neglecting to file a campaign finance report, or (3) been reported to the Office of the Attorney General by the Commissioner.

A good first step.  I also want to know any and all names behind a LLC and the dollars they donated.

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 15 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ELECTIONS


UPDATED: 4/18/17


SPONSORS: Williams, Henry, Townsend, Ennis, Pettyjohn, Walsh, Baumbach, Keeley, Kowalko, Longhurst, Lynn, Osienski, Paradee


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HISTORY: Placed in the House Administration Committee on 3/16/17


STATUS: Awaiting a hearing in committee


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