2022 Utah Code
Title 20A - Election Code
Chapter 11 - Campaign and Financial Reporting Requirements
Part 2 - State Office Candidates - Campaign Organization and Financial Reporting Requirements
Section 204 - State office candidate and state officeholder -- Financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 20A-11-204 (2022)
Effective 3/5/2021
20A-11-204. State office candidate and state officeholder -- Financial reporting requirements -- Interim reports.
  • (1) As used in this section:
    • (a) "Campaign account" means a separate campaign account required under Subsection 20A-11-201(1)(a) or (c).
    • (b) "Received" means:
      • (i) for a cash contribution, that the cash is given to a state office candidate or a member of the state office candidate's personal campaign committee;
      • (ii) for a contribution that is a negotiable instrument or check, that the negotiable instrument or check is negotiated;
      • (iii) for a direct deposit made into a campaign account by a person not associated with the campaign, the earlier of:
        • (A) the day on which the state office candidate or a member of the state office candidate's personal campaign committee becomes aware of the deposit and the source of the deposit;
        • (B) the day on which the state office candidate or a member of the state office candidate's personal campaign committee receives notice of the deposit and the source of the deposit by mail, email, text, or similar means; or
        • (C) 31 days after the day on which the direct deposit occurs; or
      • (iv) for any other type of contribution, that any portion of the contribution's benefit inures to the state office candidate.
  • (2) Except as provided in Subsection (3), each state office candidate shall file an interim report at the following times in any year in which the candidate has filed a declaration of candidacy for a public office:
    • (a)
      • (i) seven days before the candidate's political convention; or
      • (ii) for an unaffiliated candidate, the fourth Saturday in March;
    • (b) seven days before the regular primary election date;
    • (c) September 30; and
    • (d) seven days before the regular general election date.
  • (3) If a state office candidate is a state office candidate seeking appointment for a midterm vacancy, the state office candidate:
    • (a) shall file an interim report:
      • (i)
        • (A) no later than seven days before the day on which the political party of the party for which the state office candidate seeks nomination meets to declare a nominee for the governor to appoint in accordance with Section 20A-1-504; and
        • (B) two days before the day on which the political party of the party for which the state office candidate seeks nomination meets to declare a nominee for the governor to appoint in accordance with Subsection 20A-1-504(1)(b)(i); or
      • (ii) if a state office candidate decides to seek the appointment with less than seven days before the party meets, or the political party schedules the meeting to declare a nominee less than seven days before the day of the meeting, no later than 5 p.m. on the last day of business before the day on which the party meets; and
    • (b) is not required to file an interim report at the times described in Subsection (1).
  • (4) Each interim report shall include the following information:
    • (a) the net balance of the last summary report, if any;
    • (b) a single figure equal to the total amount of receipts reported on all prior interim reports, if any, during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
    • (c) a single figure equal to the total amount of expenditures reported on all prior interim reports, if any, filed during the calendar year in which the interim report is due;
    • (d) a detailed listing of:
      • (i) for a state office candidate, each contribution received since the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report; or
      • (ii) for a state officeholder, each contribution and public service assistance received since the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
    • (e) for each nonmonetary contribution:
      • (i) the fair market value of the contribution with that information provided by the contributor; and
      • (ii) a specific description of the contribution;
    • (f) a detailed listing of each expenditure made since the last summary report that has not been reported in detail on a prior interim report;
    • (g) for each nonmonetary expenditure, the fair market value of the expenditure;
    • (h) a net balance for the year consisting of the net balance from the last summary report, if any, plus all receipts since the last summary report minus all expenditures since the last summary report;
    • (i) a summary page in the form required by the lieutenant governor that identifies:
      • (i) beginning balance;
      • (ii) total contributions and public service assistance received during the period since the last statement;
      • (iii) total contributions and public service assistance received to date;
      • (iv) total expenditures during the period since the last statement; and
      • (v) total expenditures to date; and
    • (j) the name of a political action committee for which the state office candidate or state officeholder is designated as an officer who has primary decision-making authority under Section 20A-11-601.
  • (5)
    • (a) In preparing each interim report, all receipts and expenditures shall be reported as of five days before the required filing date of the report.
    • (b) Any negotiable instrument or check received by a state office candidate or state officeholder more than five days before the required filing date of a report required by this section shall be included in the interim report.


Amended by Chapter 20, 2021 General Session
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