Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota - State and Federal Communications

February 5, 2016  •  

Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota

Minnesota State CapitolIn an effort to repair and modernize Minnesota’s campaign finance system, House Democrats have announced their intention to introduce a state constitutional amendment requiring disclosure of all election-related spending. The bill would require disclosure for contributions and expenditures made for communications clearly identifying a candidate, as well as the use of words or phrases of express advocacy.

Mailings, ads, or anything a reasonable person would interpret to be advocating for or against a candidate will also be required in the disclosure.

Similar bills have been previously introduced, but have defeated. If the proposal is passed it will then be added to the upcoming November ballot for voter approval.

Photo of the Minnesota Capitol Building by Jonathunder on Wikimedia Commons.

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