MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 388 of 1976
169.229 Campaign statement filed by political party committee; contents; identification of expenditure; designation of contribution to candidate committee or ballot question committee; designation of independent expenditure; apportionment of expenditure; list of expenditures.
(1) A campaign statement filed by a political party committee shall contain all of the following information:
(a) The full name and street address of each person from whom contributions are received in a calendar year, the amount, and the date or dates contributed; and, if the person is a committee, the name and address of the committee and the full name of the committee treasurer, together with the amount of the contribution and the date received. The occupation, employer, and principal place of business, if any, shall be listed for each person from whom contributions totaling more than $100.00 are received in a calendar year.
(b) Accompanying a campaign statement reporting the receipt of a contribution from a committee or person whose treasurer does not reside in, whose principal office is not located in, or whose funds are not kept in this state, and whose committee has not filed a statement of organization as required in section 24, shall be a statement setting forth the full name and address of the treasurer of the committee.
(c) An itemized list of all expenditures, including in-kind contributions and expenditures and loans, made during the period covered by the campaign statement that were contributions to a candidate committee of a candidate for elective office or a ballot question committee; or independent expenditures in support of the qualification, passage, or defeat of a ballot question or in support of the nomination or election of a candidate for elective office or the defeat of any of the candidate's opponents.
(d) The total expenditure by the committee for each candidate for elective office or ballot question in whose behalf an independent expenditure was made or a contribution was given for the election cycle.
(e) The filer's name, address, and telephone number, if available, if any, and the full name, address, and telephone number, if available, of the committee treasurer.
(2) The committee shall identify an expenditure listed under subsection (1)(c) as an independent expenditure or as a contribution to a candidate committee or a ballot question committee.
(3) The committee shall designate for a contribution to or on behalf of a candidate committee or ballot question committee listed under subsection (1)(c) the name and address of the committee, the name of the candidate and the office sought, if any, the amount contributed, and the date of contribution.
(4) The committee shall designate for an independent expenditure listed under subsection (1)(c) either the name of the candidate for whose benefit the expenditure was made and the office sought by the candidate, or a brief description of the ballot question for which the expenditure was made; the amount, date, and purpose of the expenditure; and the full name and address of the person to whom the expenditure was made.
(5) The committee shall apportion an expenditure listed that was made in support of more than 1 candidate or ballot question, or both, reasonably among the candidates or ballot questions, or both.
(6) A campaign statement of a committee, in addition to the other information required by this section, shall include an itemized list of all expenditures during the reporting period for election day busing of electors to the polls, get-out-the-vote activities, slate cards, challengers, poll watchers, and poll workers.
History: 1976, Act 388, Eff. June 1, 1977
Am. 1977, Act 308, Imd. Eff. Jan. 4, 1978
Am. 1989, Act 95, Imd. Eff. June 21, 1989
Am. 1994, Act 117, Eff. Apr. 1, 1995
Am. 1995, Act 264, Eff. Mar. 28, 1996
Am. 1999, Act 237, Eff. Mar. 10, 2000
Am. 2001, Act 250, Eff. Mar. 22, 2002
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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