TITLE 17
Elections

CHAPTER 17-25.3
Independent Expenditures and Electioneering Communications

SECTION 17-25.3-2


§ 17-25.3-2 Optional use of separate campaign-related account by person, business entity or political action committee for independent expenditures, electioneering communications, and covered transfers.

(a) A person, business entity or political action committee may make disbursements for independent expenditures, electioneering communications, or covered transfers using amounts from a bank account established and controlled by the person, business entity or political action committee to be known as the separate campaign-related account (hereafter in this section referred to as the "account"), which shall be maintained separately from all other accounts of the person, business entity or political action committee and which shall consist exclusively of funds that were paid directly to such account by one or more person, business entity, or political action committee other than the person, business entity, or political action committee that controls the account. A person, business entity, or political action committee shall not make transfers from its general treasury into an account established under this section that such person, business entity, or political action committee controls.

(b) Mandatory use of account after establishment. If a person, business entity or political action committee establishes an account under this section, it may not make disbursements for independent expenditures, electioneering communications, or covered transfers from any source other than amounts from the account.

(c) Exclusive use of account for independent expenditures, electioneering communications, and covered transfers. Amounts in the account shall be used exclusively for disbursements by the person, business entity or political action committee for independent expenditures, electioneering communications, or covered transfers. After such disbursements are made, information with respect to deposits made to the account shall be disclosed in accordance with subsection 17-25.3-1(f).

History of Section.
(P.L. 2012, ch. 446, § 3; P.L. 2013, ch. 501, § 98.)