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Article - Election Law




§14–104.

    (a)    A person doing public business shall file a statement with the State Board as provided in this section.

    (b)    (1)    When a contract is awarded that causes a person to be doing public business, an initial statement shall be filed at that time, covering the preceding 24 months.

        (2)    (i)    A person who files an initial statement under paragraph (1) of this subsection, a person who was doing public business on December 31, 2014, or a person who has obtained approval from the State Board under subsection (c)(2) of this section, shall file a semi–annual statement in accordance with this paragraph for each reporting period specified in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph if performance remains uncompleted on the contract that caused the person to be doing public business.

            (ii)    1.    The statements required by subparagraph (i) of this paragraph shall cover 6–month reporting periods ending on April 30 or October 31.

                2.    A statement required by subparagraph (i) of this paragraph shall be filed on or before the last day of the month immediately following the day on which the reporting period ends.

    (c)    (1)    The statement required by this section shall be made under oath and, except as provided in paragraph (2) or (3) of this subsection, shall contain:

            (i)    the name of each candidate, if any, to whom one or more applicable contributions in a cumulative amount of $500 or more were made during the reporting period;

            (ii)    the office sought by each candidate named in item (i) of this paragraph;

            (iii)    the amount of aggregate contributions made to each candidate named in item (i) of this paragraph;

            (iv)    the name of each unit of a governmental entity with which the person did public business during the reporting period;

            (v)    the nature and amount of public business done with each unit of a governmental entity; and

            (vi)    if the public business was done or the contribution was made by another person but is attributed to the person filing the statement, the name of the person who did the public business or made the contribution and the relationship of that person to the person filing the statement.

        (2)    (i)    The information required by paragraph (1)(iv) and (v) of this subsection may be omitted on the written approval of the State Board if the State Board finds that:

                1.    requiring the information would be unduly burdensome;

                2.    the public interest would not be impaired substantially by the omission of this information; and

                3.    the person filing the statement stipulates that the person has done public business during the reporting period.

            (ii)    A person who has obtained approval from the State Board under this paragraph:

                1.    is not required to file an initial statement under subsection (b)(1) of this section;

                2.    shall file the statements required under subsection (b)(2) of this section if performance remains uncompleted on any contract that causes the person to be doing public business; and

                3.    shall include in each statement the information required under paragraph (1)(i), (ii), (iii), and (vi) of this subsection for all contributions by the person or attributed to the person in a cumulative amount of $500 or more to or for the benefit of a candidate for an office of any governmental entity.

        (3)    If a person doing public business did not make applicable contributions in a cumulative amount of $500 or more to a candidate during the reporting period, the statement filed by the person under this section is required to contain only the following:

            (i)    the name of each unit of a governmental entity with which the person did public business during the reporting period, unless the person has obtained approval from the State Board under paragraph (2) of this subsection to omit this information; and

            (ii)    a stipulation that the person did not make applicable contributions in a cumulative amount of $500 or more to a candidate during the reporting period.

    (d)    The State Board shall retain each statement filed under this title as a public record for at least 2 years after its receipt and shall make the statement publicly available on the Internet.

    (e)    A person shall file a statement required under this section in an electronic format required by the State Board.