2000 Alaska Statutes
Title 15 ELECTIONS
Chapter 15.13. STATE ELECTION CAMPAIGNS
Sec. 15.13.040. Contributions, expenditures, and supplying of services to be reported.

(a) Except as provided in (g) of this section, each candidate shall make a full report, upon a form prescribed by the commission, listing the date and amount of all expenditures made by the candidate, the total amount of all contributions, including all funds contributed by the candidate, and for all contributions in excess of $100 in the aggregate a year, the name, address, principal occupation, and employer of the contributor and the date and amount contributed by each contributor. The report shall be filed in accordance with AS 15.13.110 and shall be certified correct by the candidate or campaign treasurer.

(b) Each group shall make a full report upon a form prescribed by the commission, listing

(1) the name and address of each officer and director;

(2) the aggregate amount of all contributions made to it; and, for all contributions in excess of $100 in the aggregate a year, the name, address, principal occupation, and employer of the contributor, and the date and amount contributed by each contributor; and

(3) the date and amount of all contributions made by it and all expenditures made, incurred or authorized by it.

(c) The report required under (b) of this section shall be filed in accordance with AS 15.13.110 and shall be certified as correct by the group's treasurer.

(d) Every individual, person, or group making a contribution or expenditure shall make a full report, upon a form prescribed by the commission, of

(1) contributions made to a candidate or group and expenditures made on behalf of a candidate or group

(A) as soon as the total contributions and expenditures to that candidate or group reaches $500 in a year; and

(B) for all subsequent contributions and expenditures to that candidate or group in a year whenever the total contributions and expenditures to that candidate or group that have not been reported under this paragraph reaches $500;

(2) unless exempted from reporting by (h) of this section, any expenditure whatsoever for advertising in newspapers or other periodicals, on radio, or on television; or, for the publication, distribution, or circulation of brochures, flyers, or other campaign material for any candidate or ballot proposition or question.

(e) The report required under (d) of this section must contain the name, address, principal occupation, and employer of the individual filing the report, and an itemized list of expenditures. The report shall be filed with the commission by the contributor no later than 10 days after the contribution or expenditure is made. A copy of the report shall be furnished to the candidate, campaign treasurer, or deputy campaign treasurer at the time the contribution is made.

(f) During each year in which an election occurs, all businesses, persons, or groups that furnish any of the following services, facilities, or supplies to a candidate or group shall maintain a record of each transaction: newspapers, radio, television, advertising, advertising agency services, accounting, billboards, printing, secretarial, public opinion polls, or research and professional campaign consultation or management, media production or preparation, or computer services. Records of provision of services, facilities, or supplies shall be available for inspection by the commission.

(g) The provisions of (a) of this section do not apply if a candidate

(1) indicates, on a form prescribed by the commission, an intent not to raise and not to expend more than $2,500 in seeking election to office, including both the primary and general elections;

(2) accepts contributions totaling not more than $2,500 in seeking election to office, including both the primary and general elections; and

(3) makes expenditures totaling not more than $2,500 in seeking election to office, including both the primary and general elections.

(h) The provisions of (d)(2) of this section do not apply to one or more expenditures made by an individual acting independently of any group and independently of any other individual if the expenditures

(1) cumulatively do not exceed $250 during a calendar year; and

(2) are made only for billboards, signs, or printed material concerning a ballot proposition as that term is defined by AS 15.13.065(c).

(i) The permission of the owner of real or personal property to post political signs, including bumper stickers, or to use space for an event or to store campaign-related materials is not considered to be a contribution to a candidate under this chapter unless the owner customarily charges a fee or receives payment for that activity. The fact that the owner customarily charges a fee or receives payment for posting signs that are not political signs is not determinative of whether the owner customarily does so for political signs.

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