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Section 169.232

MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 388 of 1976

***** Subsection (5) is retroactive and takes effect January 1, 2010 *****



169.232 Report of late contributions; late filing fee; subsection (5) retroactive to January 1, 2010; “late contribution” defined.

Sec. 32.

(1) A committee, candidate, treasurer, or other individual designated as responsible for the committee's record keeping, record preparation, or report filing shall report a late contribution by filing with the filing officer within 48 hours after its receipt the full name, street address, occupation, employer, and principal place of business of the contributor.

(2) Filing of a report of a late contribution under subsection (1) may be by any written means of communication and need not contain an original signature.

(3) A late contribution shall be reported on subsequent campaign statements without regard to reports filed under subsection (1). If a campaign statement has not been filed, a late contribution may be reported, if practicable, in the campaign statement and need not, therefore, be reported in a subsequent campaign statement.

(4) A committee, candidate, treasurer, or other individual designated as responsible for the committee's record keeping, report preparation, or report filing who fails to report a late contribution as required by subsection (1) shall pay a late filing fee, that shall not exceed the lesser of the following:

(a) The total amount of the contributions omitted from the late contribution reports.

(b) $2,000.00 determined as follows:

(i) Twenty-five dollars for each business day the report remains unfiled.

(ii) An additional $25.00 for each business day after the first 3 business days the report remains unfiled.

(iii) An additional $50.00 for each business day after the first 10 business days the report remains unfiled.

(5) A committee, other than a candidate committee, is only required to file a report of a late contribution for an election during which the committee made expenditures for the purpose of influencing the nomination or election of a candidate or for the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question after the closing date of the last campaign statement required to be filed before an election. This subsection is retroactive and takes effect January 1, 2010.

(6) This state by appropriation or a county shall reimburse or waive any late filing fee paid or assessed under subsection (4) or (5) between January 1, 2010 and the effective date of the amendatory act that added this subsection. This subsection only applies to committees that have filed all other campaign statements required under this act in a timely manner. This subsection does not apply to candidate committees.

(7) As used in this section, for contributions made before the effective date of the amendatory act that added subsection (6), "late contribution" means a contribution of $200.00 or more received after the closing date of the last campaign statement required to be filed before an election. For contributions made on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added subsection (6), late contribution means, for a candidate committee, contributions from the same contributor with a cumulative total of $500.00 or more received after the closing date of the last campaign statement required to be filed before an election. For contributions made on or after the effective date of the amendatory act that added subsection (6), late contribution means, for a committee other than a candidate committee, contributions from the same contributor with a cumulative total of $2,500.00 or more received after the closing date of the last campaign statement required to be filed before an election.


History: 1976, Act 388, Eff. June 1, 1977 ;-- Am. 1995, Act 264, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996 ;-- Am. 1999, Act 236, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000 ;-- Am. 2012, Act 277, Imd. Eff. July 3, 2012
Compiler's Notes: Section 2 of Act 264 of 1995 provides:“If any portion of this amendatory act or the application of this amendatory act to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid by a court, the invalidity does not affect the remaining portions or applications of this amendatory act that can be given effect without the invalid portion or application, if those remaining portions are not determined by the court to be inoperable. To this end, this amendatory act is declared to be severable.”


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