MICHIGAN CAMPAIGN FINANCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 388 of 1976
169.218a Electronic filing and internet disclosure system; adoption by county clerk.
(1) A county clerk may adopt an electronic filing and internet disclosure system developed or approved by the secretary of state that permits committees that are required to file statements or reports under this act with the county clerk to file those statements or reports electronically and that provides internet disclosure of electronically filed statements or reports on a website. If the secretary of state develops an internet disclosure system, the secretary of state shall not charge a county clerk for the software for that system.
(2) A county clerk who adopts a system under subsection (1) may require each committee that received or expended the threshold amount set by the county clerk as provided in this subsection in the preceding calendar year or expects to receive or expend the threshold amount set by the county clerk in the current calendar year to file campaign statements or reports electronically. A county clerk shall set the threshold under this subsection at $5,000.00 or $1,500.00.
(3) A county clerk who adopts a system under subsection (1) shall permit a committee to electronically file statements and reports required under this act, as described in subsection (1), except an original statement of organization, after the committee treasurer and, for a candidate committee, the candidate has signed and filed a form designed by the secretary of state to serve as the signature verifying the accuracy and completeness of each statement or report filed electronically.
(4) If a committee was not required to file a campaign statement under subsection (2) only because it did not meet the applicable threshold, but the committee later reaches that threshold, the committee shall notify the county clerk within 10 business days after reaching that threshold and shall subsequently file electronically all statements and reports required under this act.
History: Add. 2013, Act 259, Imd. Eff. Dec. 27, 2013
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