May 7, 2014 •
Bills Concerning Campaign Finances for Local Elections Pass British Columbia Legislative Assembly
Two campaign finance bills affecting local elections in British Columbia were passed last week by the Legislative Assembly.
On May 1, Bill No. 20, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, and Bill No. 21, Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2014, were passed after the third readings. The new laws will require, among other changes, third party advertising sponsors to register with Election B.C., report expenditures and contributions of $50 or more, and clearly identify themselves in any election advertisement.
The legislation will become effective after royal assent.
Photo of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly building courtesy of KirinX on Wikimedia Commons.
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