Election Reform Legislation Debated today in Committee
Posted by Becki Gray at 2:33 PM
The House Election Law Committee took up SB716 Omnibus Campaign Finance Law Changes this afternoon, stripped it and replaced with "2010 Ethics and Government Reform Changes.
They added a Voter Owned Election Commission that will study numerous things which include: continuation of TPFC- case law and constitutional issues, revolving door restrictions, prohibition and restrictions on contributions, personnel records, contribution, NC OpenBook (which looks a lot like NCTransparency.com), gift ban clarification, mediation of public record disputes, and more.
The same committee also took up the bill SB20 Voter-Owned Election for Treasurer. A PCS for SB 20 was introduced, which will use “check off money” to pay for treasurer's race. General Fund appropriations and "voluntary donations made directly to the Fund" are listed as sources of funding too but they failed to mention that. It also expands municipal TPFC to pilot programs in cities of more than 50,000 chosen by SBOE
Debate on SB 20 will continue 15 minutes after session in House Election Law Committee.
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