Arkansas Senate Bill 822 (2013)

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Arkansas House Bill 822 (Act 1085)
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Legislature:Arkansas State Legislature
Text:HB 822
Sponsor(s):Senator Keith Ingram (D-24)
Legislative History
Introduced:March 7, 2013
State house:April 8, 2013
State senate:March 26, 2013
Governor:Mike Beebe
Signed:April 11, 2013
Legal Environment
State law:Laws governing ballot measures
Code:Elections code
Section:Title 7
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Arkansas Senate Bill 822, also known as Act 1085 was introduced and sponsored by Senator Keith Ingram (D-24) on March 7, 2013, approved by both branches of the state legislature by April 8, 2013, and signed into law by governor Mike Beebe on April 11, 2013. It established the requirement that all ballot question committees file a final financial report regardless of whether or not a entity or person supporting a ballot question received contributions or made expenditures in excess of $500.[1][2]


The description of Arkansas SB 822 provided by the National Conference of State Legislators was:

Requires all ballot question committees to file a final financial report as described in § 7-9-409(a)(3) regardless of whether a ballot question committee, individual, public servant, or governmental body received contributions or made expenditures in excess of $500.

Requires reporting of expenditures made on behalf of the committee by an advertising agency, public relations firm, or political consultant.

Requires reporting of each contributor's principal place of business, employer, occupation, the amount contributed, the date the contribution was accepted by the committee, and the cumulative amount contributed for each ballot question or legislative question.

Requires reporting of a list of all paid canvassers, officers, and directors and the amount each person was paid; and a list of all expenditures by category, including without limitation the following:

(a) Advertising;

(b) Direct mail;

(c) Office supplies;

(d) Travel;

(e) Expenses; and

(f) Telephone.[2][3]

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