2012 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 22 - ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 25 - CAMPAIGN PRACTICES
22-25-108. Failure of candidate or committee to file statement.


WY Stat § 22-25-108 (through 2012) What's This?

(a) Candidates shall be given notice prior to an election that failure to file, within the time required, a full and complete itemized statement of receipts and a statement of receipts and expenditures shall subject the candidate to civil penalties as provided in subsection (e) of this section.

(b) A candidate who fails to file the statement of receipts required by the seventh day before the election shall have his name printed on a list drafted by the appropriate filing office specified under W.S. 22-25-107. The list shall immediately be posted in the filing office and made available to the public.

(c) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, a candidate who fails to file the statement required by W.S. 22-25-106 within thirty (30) days of the report due date is ineligible to run as a candidate for any state or local office for which a statement is required by W.S. 22-25-106 until:

(i) Five (5) years have elapsed from the date the statement was first due; or

(ii) The person has filed the required statement.

(d) Each political action committee shall be given notice prior to an election that failure to file the statement may result in the filing of criminal charges against the committee's officers responsible for the filing. Any officer of a political action committee who is responsible for filing a report and who knowingly and willfully fails to file a report as required or who knowingly and willfully subscribes to, makes or causes to be made a false report is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment not to exceed two (2) years.

(e) Any candidate failing to file the reports required by W.S. 22-25-106 within the times required by that section is subject to a civil penalty and costs, including reasonable attorney's fees not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00), as hereinafter provided. An action to impose a civil penalty may be prosecuted by and in the name of any candidate adversely affected by the violation, any political party, any district attorney or the attorney general. No filing fee shall be charged for the filing of an action under this subsection nor shall a fee be charged for service of process. Civil penalties shall be paid to the clerk of court for deposit to the public school fund of the county in which the fine was assessed. The civil penalty imposed under this subsection shall be not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00).

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