Montana Political Activity Disclosure Initiative (2014)
|Not on Ballot|
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will not appear on a ballot
The measure was filed by Jim Peterson.
Text of measure
The ballot question would have read as follows:
|“||I-168 increases reporting and disclosure requirements for any person, nonprofit corporation, for-profit corporation, union, political committee, association, unincorporated association, and other organization engaged in election targeted issue advocacy or voter mobilization within 60 days of an election, or engaged in express election advocacy at any time. I-168 defines or redefines targeted issue advocacy, voter mobilization, express election advocacy and incidental committee. These reporting and disclosure requirements will apply to contributions or expenditures of $500 or more, communications of more than 200 copies, or a mailing to 200 or more addresses. The requirements apply regardless of the tax status of the person or organization that expends the funds.
I-168 costs approximately $2,386 of state funds biennially for a temporary staff person to manage disclosure and reporting forms.
Stop Dark Money Montana led the campaign in support of the measure.
Path to the ballot
The measure was approved for circulation on October 7, 2013.
The initiative did not meet the signature threshold to make the ballot.
- Montana Secretary of State, "Proposed 2014 Ballot Issues," accessed July 23, 2013
- Montana Secretary of State, "BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR INITIATIVE NO. 168 (I-168)," accessed March 11, 2014
- Stop Dark Money, "Homepage," accessed June 20, 2014
- The Montana Standard, "State ballot initiatives: The dirty dozen?," June 30, 2014
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