SB 918/HB 1103 - Election Law - Campaign Contributors - Occupation and Employer sponsored by Ferguson and three others in the Senate and Cardin and Summers in the House passed both chambers and is waiting for a gubernatorial signature. It requires the treasurer of a campaign to record the occupation and employer for any individual whose combined campaign contributions exceed $500 to a single campaign in a single election cycle.
SB 919/HB 1098 - Election Law - Campaign Finance Entities - Retention of Records sponsored by Ferguson and Kittleman in the Senate and Cardin in the House clarifies how long campaign finance records must be kept. Current language in the law says that records must be kept until 2 years after a campaign finance entity files its closing report. This bill says records must be preserved for 10 years or 2 years after the account is closed, whichever is less. It passed both chambers and is awaiting the governor’s signature.
SB 1033/HB 1285 - Election Law - Campaign Finance - Requirements sponsored by Jennings in the Senate and Summers, Cardin and George in the House would allow notification of campaign finance reporting date by e-mail. It also requires officers of a campaign to notify the State Board of Elections if there is a change in the physical or electronic address for a campaign. It passed and is waiting to be signed.
None of the other bills previously reported on were passed by both chambers.