May 6, 2013 •
Signed campaign finance bills address independent expenditures
The Legislature adjourned sine die early Saturday, May 4, 2013. During this longest-ever legislative session, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed two campaign finance bills to establish registration and reporting requirements for independent expenditures.
Senate Bill 2255 and Senate Bill 2299 expand definitions and reporting requirements for campaign entities making independent expenditures in North Dakota elections. Federal PACs making independent expenditures in excess of $200 in state races will be required to file a copy of the federal report detailing the expenditures.
The bills become effective August 1, 2013.
Photo of the North Dakota State Capitol by Bobak Ha’Eri in Wikipedia.