Change is nearly upon us....
If you haven't caught it yet, there was a new type of filing made with the Secretary of State's office recently. The brand spanking new Statement of Organization seems to have been filed first by the Second Century PAC which has a bit more information than the old one did.
As we approach July 1, you should see a flurry of these types of forms being filed. Especially since there's a $50 a day fine for not getting them in.
If you're involved in politics, you owe it to yourself and your campaign interests to intensely review the new campaign finance reporting guidelines.
What new forms are out there? If you're too lazy to click over to the Secretary of State's website, here's some it below:
If you do one thing before July 1, this should be it. Not only are the limits entirely different:
Statewide Candidate Campaign Committee: $4,000But so are the laws, and those are going to be what get people into trouble. Especially the fact that "Reports are due in the filing office by 5:00pm on the deadline day - NOT postmarked on the deadline day." I sense there will be a flurry of $50 fines handed out on that technicality.
Legislative or County Candidate Campaign Committee: $1,000
Political Party: $10,000
Political Action Committee: $10,000
Ballot Question Committee: no limitation
Go read it now. It might be the most important thing you do today.