November 25, 2015 •
New Montana Campaign Finance Rules Submitted to Secretary of State
On November 24, Montana Political Practices Commissioner Jonathan Motl formally filed new campaign finance rules with the secretary of state. The 50 plus pages of new rules do not take effect until published, which is expected to be in early 2016. The State Administration Committee is conducting a poll among all state legislators to determine whether lawmakers consider the rules consistent with the intent of recent legislation. Motl has agreed to delay the rules until the lawmakers’ poll is concluded.
Among the changes in the new rules, electronic filing of reports will be required and will then be immediately available to the public online. “It’s going to increase transparency in a way that this state has never seen,” Motl said, according to Montana Public Radio.
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