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§ 22-25-106. Filing of campaign reports

WY ST § 22-25-106West's Wyoming Statutes AnnotatedTitle 22. ElectionsEffective: July 1, 2023 (Approx. 3 pages)

§ 22-25-106. Filing of campaign reports

WY ST § 22-25-106West's Wyoming Statutes AnnotatedTitle 22. ElectionsEffective: July 1, 2023 (Approx. 3 pages)

West's Wyoming Statutes Annotated
Title 22. Elections
Chapter 25. Campaign Practices (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2023
W.S.1977 § 22-25-106
§ 22-25-106. Filing of campaign reports
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (g) and (j) of this section and in addition to other reports required by this subsection:
(i) Every candidate, whether successful or not, shall file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures at least seven (7) days but not more than fourteen (14) days before any primary, general or special election. Any contribution received or expenditure made after the statement has been filed, through the day of the election, whether a primary, general or special election, shall be filed as an amendment to the statement within ten (10) days after the election;
(iv) Reports under this subsection shall set forth the full and complete record of contributions including cash, goods or services and actual and promised expenditures, including all identifiable expenses as set forth in W.S. 22-25-103. For purposes of this section, a contribution is reportable when it is known and in the possession of, or the service has been furnished to, the person or entity required to submit a statement of contributions and expenditures. The date of each contribution of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more, any expenditure or obligation, the name of the person from whom received or to whom paid and the purpose of each expenditure or obligation shall be listed. All contributions under one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of contributions from a person exceed the one hundred dollar ($100.00) threshold, all contributions from that person shall be itemized. Contributions, expenditures and obligations itemized in a statement filed by a political action committee, a candidate's campaign committee or by a political party central committee need not be itemized in a candidate's statement;
(v) Statements under this subsection shall be filed with those officers as provided in W.S. 22-25-107.
(b) Reports of itemized statements of contributions and expenditures, and statements of termination shall be made with the appropriate filing officers specified under W.S. 22-25-107 and in accordance with the following:
(i) Except as otherwise provided in this section, any political action committee and candidate's campaign committee, or any political action committee formed under the law of another state that contributes to a Wyoming political action committee or to a candidate's campaign committee shall file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures at least seven (7) days but not more than fourteen (14) days before any primary, general or special election. Any contribution received or expenditure made after the statement has been filed, through the day of the election, whether a primary, general or special election, shall be filed as an amendment to the statement within ten (10) days after the election;
(ii) A committee formed after an election to defray campaign expenses incurred during a previous election and any political action or candidate's campaign committee which has not filed a statement of termination shall file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures on December 31 of each odd-numbered year;
(iii) All candidates and committees shall continue to make the reports required under this subsection until the committee terminates and the candidate or committee files a statement of termination with the appropriate filing officer. A statement of termination may be filed upon retirement of all debts;
(c) All reports required by subsection (b) of this section shall be signed by both the chairman and treasurer. The reports shall set forth the full and complete record of contributions including cash, goods or services and actual and promised expenditures. The date of each contribution of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more, any expenditure or obligation, the name of the person from whom received or to whom paid and the purpose of each expenditure or obligation shall be listed. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require the disclosure of the names of individuals paid to circulate an initiative or referendum petition. All contributions under one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of contributions from a person exceed the one hundred dollar ($100.00) threshold, all contributions from that person shall be itemized. If the contributions, expenditures or obligations were for more than one (1) candidate, the amounts attributable to each shall be itemized separately.
(d) The chairman of each political party central committee for the state or county, or an officer of the party designated by him, shall file an itemized statement of contributions of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more, and any expenditures and obligations. The statement shall be filed within ten (10) days after a general or special election. The statement shall report all contributions, expenditures and obligations relating to campaign expenses, including normal operating expenses. All contributions under one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of contributions from a person exceed the one hundred dollar ($100.00) threshold, all contributions from that person shall be itemized. It shall attribute all campaign contributions, expenses and obligations to a specific candidate only if the campaign contributions, expenses and obligations can be specifically identified to that specific candidate to the exclusion of other candidates on the ticket. A copy of the statement shall be furnished to each candidate identified in the statement within ten (10) days after the general or special election.
(e) If inaccuracies are found in a statement filed in accordance with this section or additional contributions or expenditures become known after filing an amendment as required by paragraph (a)(i), (b)(i) or (h)(ii) of this section, amendments to the original statements or additional statements shall be filed within a reasonable time not to exceed thirty (30) days from the time the inaccuracies or additional contributions or expenditures became known. For purposes of this subsection, any net change less than two hundred dollars ($200.00) need not be reported.
(g) Candidates for federal office, campaign committees for candidates for federal office and federal political action committees that are making contributions or expenditures only to federal candidates or for federal issues shall not be required to file contribution and expenditure reports under this section if the candidate or the committee is required to comply with federal election law reporting requirements.
(h) An organization that expends in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) in any primary, general or special election to cause an independent expenditure or electioneering communication to be made shall file an itemized statement of contributions and expenditures with the appropriate filing office under W.S. 22-25-107. The statement shall:
(i) Identify the organization causing the electioneering communication or independent expenditure to be made and the individual acting on behalf of the organization causing the communication or expenditure to be made, if applicable;
(ii) Be filed at least seven (7) days but not more than fourteen (14) days before any primary, general or special election. Any contribution received or expenditure made after the statement has been filed, through the day of the election, whether a primary, general or special election, shall be filed as an amendment to the statement within ten (10) days after the election;
(iv) Only list those expenditures and contributions which relate to an independent expenditure or electioneering communication;
(v) Set forth the full and complete record of contributions which relate to an independent expenditure or electioneering communication, including cash, goods or services and actual and promised expenditures. The date of each contribution of one hundred dollars ($100.00) or more, any expenditure or obligation, the name of the person from whom received or to whom paid and the purpose of each expenditure or obligation shall be listed. All contributions under one hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of contributions from a person exceed the one hundred dollar ($100.00) threshold, all contributions from that person shall be itemized;
(vi) Be signed by both the chairman and treasurer of the organization, if those positions are present in the organization, or by the organization's designee.
(j) If a candidate has formed a candidate's campaign committee, the committee may file reports required by this section on behalf of the candidate if the candidate provides a signed document one (1) time each election cycle authorizing the committee to file reports on behalf of the candidate and attesting that the facts provided in the report are accurate. If a committee has filed a required report on behalf of a candidate under this subsection, the candidate shall not be required to separately file the report provided that the candidate shall remain individually responsible for any deficiencies in a report filed by the committee.
(k) Reports or statements filed under this section shall be filed under penalty of perjury.

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Codifications: W.S. 1957, § 22.1-389.6.
W. S. 1977 § 22-25-106, WY ST § 22-25-106
Current through the end of the 2024 Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature.
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