Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board

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The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board is a campaign finance disciplinary agency that handles most investigation and prosecution of the state's campaign finance laws.

History

The Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board was first formed in 1974 on an act of the Minnesota Legislature[1].

Mission Statement

The Board's mission is to promote public confidence in state government decision-making through development, administration, and enforcement of disclosure and public financing programs which will ensure public access to and understanding of information filed with the Board[2].

Governance

Six members govern the Campaign Finance and Disclosure Board[3].

Selection of members

All members are appointed by the Governor of Minnesota and serve staggered four year terms[3].

Campaign finance discipline

If someone feels a person or a group violated Minnesota campaign finance law, the first step is to file a complaint with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board[4]. It is up to the Board to investigate the complaint. A decision to determine probable cause must be determined within thirty (30) days of filing a complaint[5]. All other matters not in the jurisdiction of the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board would be handled by the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. The Office of Administrative Hearings would the matter to a county attorney in the county where the alleged offense happened[6].

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