Reporting of Political Contributions by State Vendors

SECTION 17-27-3

§ 17-27-3. Filing of affidavits.

(a) The affidavit required by § 17-27-2 shall be filed, together with a copy of the contract or a written summary of the principal terms of the contract, with the board of elections. If the contract is in writing, then the affidavit shall be filed within sixty (60) days of the execution of the contract; if the contract is not in writing, then the affidavit shall be filed within sixty (60) days of the date when the state vendor first is notified that they have reached the five thousand dollar ($5,000) threshold established by § 17-27-2.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, any state vendor who has a reasonable belief that it would be required to make two (2) or more filings in any calendar year pursuant to this section will be deemed to have satisfied its obligations under this section if it files a notice certifying that belief with the board of elections and subsequently files an affidavit meeting the requirements of this section on or before July 31 with respect to the preceding six (6) months ending on June 30 and on or before January 31 for the six (6) month period of the preceding year ending December 31.

(c) Parent, affiliate, or subsidiary entities of a state vendor which are required to report pursuant to this chapter may do so in the form of a consolidated report which contains the required information for both the vendor, its parent, subsidiary, or affiliated entity. All affidavits filed by state vendors pursuant to this chapter shall be public documents.

(d) The board of elections shall maintain on its website a report of all vendors submitting affidavits as required under this chapter which report shall include: the name of the vendor, a summary description of the vendor contract, if written, or the services performed or goods purchased and their cost, and the amount of reportable contributions pursuant to chapter 25 of this title.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 249, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 140, § 1; P.L. 2006, ch. 428, § 3; P.L. 2006, ch. 429, § 3.)