January 22, 2015 •
AZ SOS Encourages Campaign Finance Compliance While Court Case Continues
In a statement regarding the impact of a recent district court order, the Arizona Office of the Secretary of State said it is not currently enforcing the compliance provisions of campaign finance law.
In December, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona ruled A.R.S. §16-901(19), the definition of political committee, unconstitutional. A motion to stay the case, Galassini v. Town of Fountain Hills, was filed by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to maintain the current application of campaign finance law while an appeal is being filed with the Ninth Circuit, according to the secretary of state.
However, the secretary of state “strongly encourages all political committees to adhere to the statutory requirements until a final resolution is obtained to prevent any unforeseen challenges if the appeal is successful”.
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