Chapter 021
2015 -- H 5920 SUBSTITUTE A
Enacted 04/23/2015

A N   A C T

Introduced By: Representatives Hearn, Marcello, Serpa, Fellela, and Nunes
Date Introduced: March 18, 2015

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
     SECTION 1. Chapter 17-25 of the General Laws entitled "Rhode Island Campaign
Contributions and Expenditures Reporting" is hereby amended by adding thereto the following
     17-25-11.2. Requirements for appointment of a treasurer or deputy treasurer -
Examination and certification of accounts. -- (a) Appointment of treasurer or deputy treasurer.
Whenever a campaign account containing campaign funds received and expended by a candidate,
office holder, or treasurer, subject to the provisions of this chapter, receives or expends at least
ten thousand dollars ($10,000) in any year, the account shall require the appointment of a
treasurer or deputy treasurer who shall be a person other than the candidate. For such accounts, a
candidate may remain as either a treasurer or deputy treasurer on his or her campaign account;
provided, the treasurer or deputy treasurer who is not the candidate shall examine all campaign
account records and shall certify to the substantial accuracy of the campaign finance report at the
time of filing with the board of elections on a form to be prepared by the board of elections.
     (b) Applicability to political action committees. The provisions of this section as to
examination and certification shall be applicable to political action committees.
     SECTION 2. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2016.
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