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Introduced Version House Bill 3035 History

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H. B. 3035


(By Delegates Trump and Walters)
[Introduced March 15, 2005; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-8-5g, relating to maintaining campaign financial records; setting forth time lines for maintaining records; and providing penalties for violations.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-8-5g, to read as follows:
ARTICLE 8. REGULATION AND CONTROL OF ELECTIONS.
§3-8-5g. Maintaining of all campaign related financial records and receipts.

A candidate, financial agent or treasurer shall maintain all campaign related financial records and receipts until a period of two years following the filing of each related financial report, which shall be available to the Secretary of State or county clerk for the purposes of an audit as provided in section seven, article eight, chapter three of this code. Anyone who willfully fails to maintain such records is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in jail for not more than one year, or both fined and imprisoned.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a time frame for maintaining campaign records and receipts.

This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and underscoring have been omitted.
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