March 14, 2014 •
Lakewood’s Municipal Campaign Finance Provisions Effective April 1
The city of Lakewood, Colorado revised its campaign finance ordinance; the new provisions are effective April 1.
The most notable change is a shift away from state law. Colorado allows any municipality with an adopted ordinance covering any issue addressed in the Fair Campaign Practices Act to assume jurisdiction over all campaign finance matters occurring within the municipality.
Lakewood will no longer fall within the jurisdiction of the secretary of state, as the ordinance adds provisions concerning contribution limits, registration and reporting requirements, and civil penalties for violations of municipal campaign finance law.
Photo of the Lakewood Civic Center courtesy of Jeffrey Beall on Wikimedia Commons.
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