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ENGROSSED

Senate Bill No. 662

(By Senators Hunter, Weeks and Foster)

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[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee

on the Judiciary.]

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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 timelines for maintaining records; and related penalties.

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 for a period of two years following the filing of each related financial report. The records and receipts 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 and receipts is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars, or confined in jail for not more than one year, or both fined and confined.
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