CSHB 177(STA): "An Act placing certain special interest organizations within the definition of 'group' for purposes of Alaska's campaign finance statutes; and requiring disclosure of the true source of campaign contributions."
00 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 177(STA) 01 "An Act placing certain special interest organizations within the definition of 'group' for 02 purposes of Alaska's campaign finance statutes; and requiring disclosure of the true 03 source of campaign contributions." 04 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 05 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section 06 to read: 07 SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Full Disclosure of Campaign Finance 08 Act. 09 * Sec. 2. AS 15.13.040(b) is amended to read: 10 (b) Each group shall make a full report upon a form prescribed by the 11 commission, listing 12 (1) the name and address of each officer and director; 13 (2) the aggregate amount of all contributions made to it; and, for all 14 contributions in excess of $100 in the aggregate a year, the name, address, principal
01 occupation, and employer of the contributor, and the date and amount contributed by 02 each contributor; for purposes of this paragraph, "contributor" means the true 03 source of the funds, property, or services being contributed; and 04 (3) the date and amount of all contributions made by it and all 05 expenditures made, incurred or authorized by it. 06 * Sec. 3. AS 15.13.400(5) is amended to read: 07 (5) "group" means (A) every state and regional executive committee of 08 a political party; [AND] (B) any combination of two or more individuals acting jointly 09 who organize for the principal purpose of influencing the outcome of one or more 10 elections and who take action the major purpose of which is to influence the outcome 11 of an election; and (C) a special interest organization; for purposes of this 12 subparagraph, a special interest organization is a person, other than an 13 individual, that cannot participate in business activities, does not have 14 shareholders who have a claim on corporate earnings, and is independent from 15 the influence of business corporations; a group that makes expenditures or receives 16 contributions with the authorization or consent, express or implied, or under the 17 control, direct or indirect, of a candidate shall be considered to be controlled by that 18 candidate; a group whose major purpose is to further the nomination, election, or 19 candidacy of only one individual, or intends to expend more than 50 percent of its 20 money on a single candidate, shall be considered to be controlled by that candidate 21 and its actions done with the candidate's knowledge and consent unless, within 10 22 days from the date the candidate learns of the existence of the group the candidate files 23 with the commission, on a form provided by the commission, an affidavit that the 24 group is operating without the candidate's control; a group organized for more than 25 one year preceding an election and endorsing candidates for more than one office or 26 more than one political party is presumed not to be controlled by a candidate; 27 however, a group that contributes more than 50 percent of its money to or on behalf of 28 one candidate shall be considered to support only one candidate for purposes of 29 AS 15.13.070, whether or not control of the group has been disclaimed by the 30 candidate;