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Title 17: Elections

Chapter 59: CAMPAIGN FINANCE

Sub-Chapter 02: State Candidates

17 V.S.A. § 2811. Campaign reports; candidates for state office, the general assembly, political committees, and political parties



§ 2811. Campaign reports; candidates for state office, the general assembly, political committees, and political parties

(a) Each candidate for state office, each candidate for the general assembly who has made expenditures or received contributions of $500.00 or more, and each political committee and each political party required to register under section 2831 of this title shall file with the secretary of state campaign finance reports on July 15th and on the 15th of each month thereafter until and including December 15th.

(b) At any time, but not later than December 15th following the general election, a candidate for state office and each candidate for the general assembly who has made expenditures or received contributions of $500.00 or more shall file with the secretary of state a "final report" which lists a complete accounting of all contributions and expenditures, and disposition of surplus, and which shall constitute the termination of his or her campaign activities.

(c) A political committee or political party shall file a campaign finance report not later than 40 days following the general election. At any time, a political committee or a political party may file a "final report" which lists a complete accounting of all contributions and expenditures and which shall constitute the termination of its campaign activities.

(d) In odd-numbered years campaign finance reports shall be filed on July 15.

(e) Each candidate for the general assembly required to file campaign finance reports under this section shall also file such reports with the clerk of the candidate's respective senate or house district.

(f) In addition to any other reports required to be filed under this chapter, a candidate for state office or for the general assembly who receives a monetary contribution in an amount over $2,000.00 within 10 days of a primary or general election shall report the contribution to the secretary of state within 24 hours of receiving the contribution. The report shall include all information that is required to be disclosed under the provisions of subsections 2803(a) and (b) of this title.

(g) Each candidate for state office and each candidate for the general assembly who has made expenditures or received contributions of $500.00 or less shall file with the secretary of state, 10 days following the general election, a statement that the candidate has not made expenditures or received contributions of more than $500.00 during the two-year general election cycle. (Added 1981, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. date, see note set out below; amended 1997, No. 64, § 12, eff. Nov. 4, 1998; 2005, No. 62, § 10; 2009, No. 73 (Adj. Sess.), § 10.)