2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 25 - CAMPAIGN PRACTICES
22-25-106. Filing of campaign reports.


WY Stat § 22-25-106 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (g) of this section and in addition to other statements required by this subsection:

(i) Every candidate shall file a fully itemized statement of receipts at least seven (7) days before any primary, general or special election with information required by this subsection current to any day from the eighth day up to the fourteenth day before the election;

(ii) Every candidate, whether successful or not, shall file a fully itemized statement of receipts and expenditures within ten (10) days after any general or special election;

(iii) Every candidate in any primary election shall file a fully itemized statement of receipts and expenditures within ten (10) days after the primary election;

(iv) Statements under this subsection shall set forth the full and complete record of receipts including cash, goods or services and except for statements of receipts required under paragraph (i) of this subsection, of actual and promised expenditures, including all identifiable expenses as set forth in W.S. 22-25-103. For purposes of this section, a receipt is reportable when it is known and in the possession of, or the service has been furnished to, the person or organization required to submit a statement of receipts or a statement of receipts and expenditures. The date of each receipt of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, any expenditure or obligation, the name of the person from whom received or to whom paid and the purpose of each expenditure or obligation shall be listed. All receipts under twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of receipts from an individual exceed the twenty-five dollar ($25.00) threshold, all receipts from that individual shall be itemized. Receipts, expenditures and obligations itemized in a statement filed by a political action committee, a candidate's campaign committee or by a political party central committee need not be itemized in a candidate's statement except by total with a reference to the statement;

(v) Statements under this subsection shall be filed with those officers as provided in W.S. 22-25-107.

(b) Reports of itemized statements of receipt and statements of receipts and expenditures, and statements of termination shall be made with the appropriate filing officers specified under W.S. 22-25-107 and in accordance with the following:

(i) Except as otherwise provided in this section, any political action committee, candidate's campaign committee, or any political action committee formed under federal law or the law of another state that contributes to a Wyoming political action committee or to a candidate's campaign committee, any organization making an independent expenditure under W.S. 22-25-102(k), and any other organization supporting or opposing any ballot proposition which expends any funds in any primary, general or special election shall file an itemized statement of receipts at least seven (7) days before the election current to any day from the eighth day up to the fourteenth day before the election and shall also file a statement of receipts and expenditures within ten (10) days after a primary, general or special election;

(ii) A committee formed after an election to defray campaign expenses incurred during a previous election and any political action or candidate's campaign committee which has previously filed a statement of receipts and expenditures and has not filed a statement of termination shall file an itemized statement of receipts and expenditures on December 31 of each odd-numbered year;

(iii) All candidates and committees shall continue to make the reports required under this subsection until the committee terminates and the candidate or committee files a statement of termination with the appropriate filing officer. A statement of termination may be filed upon retirement of all debts;

(iv) In addition to the reports required under paragraphs (i) through (iii) of this subsection, a political action committee formed for the support of or opposition to any initiative or referendum petition drive or any organization supporting or opposing a petition drive shall file an itemized statement of receipts and expenditures within ten (10) days after the petition is submitted to the secretary of state pursuant to W.S. 22-24-115.

(c) All statements required by subsection (b) of this section shall be signed by both the chairman and treasurer. The statements shall set forth the full and complete record of receipts including cash, goods or services and except for statements of receipts required under paragraph (i) of this subsection, of actual and promised expenditures. The date of each receipt of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, any expenditure or obligation, the name of the person from whom received or to whom paid and the purpose of each expenditure or obligation shall be listed. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require the disclosure of the names of individuals paid to circulate an initiative or referendum petition. All receipts under twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of receipts from an individual exceed the twenty-five dollar ($25.00) threshold, all receipts from that individual shall be itemized. If the receipts, expenditures or obligations were for more than one (1) candidate, the amounts attributable to each shall be itemized separately.

(d) The chairman of each political party central committee for the state or county, or an officer of the party designated by him, shall file an itemized statement of receipts of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, and any expenditures and obligations. The statement shall be filed within ten (10) days after a general or special election. The statement shall report all receipts, expenditures and obligations relating to campaign expenses, including normal operating expenses. All receipts under twenty-five dollars ($25.00) shall be reported but need not be itemized. Should the accumulation of receipts from an individual exceed the twenty-five dollar ($25.00) threshold, all receipts from that individual shall be itemized. It shall attribute all campaign receipts, expenses and obligations to a specific candidate only if the campaign receipts, expenses and obligations can be specifically identified to that specific candidate to the exclusion of other candidates on the ticket. A copy of the statement shall be furnished to each candidate identified in the statement within ten (10) days after the general or special election.

(e) Amendments to the statements required by this section may be filed at any time. If inaccuracies are found in the statements filed or additional receipts or expenditures occur or become known after the statements are filed, amendments to the original statements or additional statements shall be filed within a reasonable time not to exceed ninety (90) days from the time the inaccuracies or additional receipts or expenditures became known. Any net change less than fifty dollars ($50.00) need not be reported.

(f) In addition to the statement of receipts and expenditures required by subsection (b) of this section, any political action committee formed for the support of any initiative or referendum petition drive or any organization supporting an initiative or referendum petition drive shall file with the secretary of state, at least thirty (30) days but no more than forty-five (45) days before the election at which the initiative or referendum proposition will be voted on, a statement signed by both the chairman and treasurer showing:

(i) The total amount expended to circulate the petition;

(ii) The number of persons paid to circulate the petition; and

(iii) Repealed By Laws 2000, Ch. 67, 2.

(iv) The period of time during which signatures on the petition were obtained.

(g) Candidates for federal office, campaign committees for candidates for federal office and federal political action committees shall not be required to file receipt and expenditure reports under this section if the candidate or the committee is required to comply with federal election law reporting requirements.

(h) In addition to any other report required by this section, an organization required by W.S. 22-25-110(c) to report expenditures shall report as follows:

(i) The report shall identify the organization making the expenditure and the individual acting on behalf of the organization in making the expenditure;

(ii) The report shall be filed at least seven (7) days before the next primary, general or special election with information current to any day from the eighth day up to the fourteenth day before the election;

(iii) If not previously reported, the report shall include the disclosure of any source of funding to the organization in excess of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) to further the expenditure.

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