Title 20A Chapter 11 Section 202

Election Code
Campaign and Financial Reporting Requirements
Section 202
State office candidate -- Personal campaign committee required -- Candidate as a political action committee officer.

            

20A-11-202.   State office candidate -- Personal campaign committee required -- Candidate as a political action committee officer.

            (1) (a) (i) Each state office candidate shall select no more than one personal campaign committee, consisting of one or more persons, to receive contributions, make expenditures, and file reports connected with the candidate's campaign.

            (ii) A state office candidate may serve as his own campaign committee.

            (iii) A state office candidate may be designated by a political action committee as an officer who has primary decision-making authority as described in Section 20A-11-601.

            (b) Except for expenses made by a registered political party to benefit a party's candidates generally, a state office candidate or other person acting in concert with or with the knowledge of the state office candidate may not receive any contributions or make any expenditures on behalf of a state office candidate other than through:

            (i) a personal campaign committee established under this section; and

            (ii) a political action committee established under Part 6, Political Action Committee Registration and Financial Reporting Requirements.

            (2) (a) The state office candidate shall file a written statement signed by the candidate or authorized member of the candidate's personal campaign committee with the lieutenant governor that:

            (i) informs the lieutenant governor that the state office candidate's personal campaign committee has been selected; and

            (ii) provides the name and address of each member and the secretary of the committee.

            (b) A state office candidate or the candidate's personal campaign committee may not make any expenditures on behalf of the candidate until the statement has been filed.

            (c) A state office candidate may revoke the selection of any member of the campaign committee by:

            (i) revoking that person's appointment or election in writing;

            (ii) personally serving the written revocation on the member whose selection is revoked; and

            (iii) filing a copy of the written revocation with the lieutenant governor.

            (d) (i) The state office candidate may select a replacement to fill any vacancy on the campaign committee.

            (ii) The state office candidate shall file that replacement's name and address with the lieutenant governor.

            (3) A member of a state office candidate's personal campaign committee may not make an expenditure of more than $1,000 unless the state office candidate or the secretary of the personal campaign committee authorizes the expenditure in writing.

            (4) A state office candidate or the candidate's personal campaign committee may not make any expenditures prohibited by law.


Amended by Chapter 347, 2011 General Session