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|Councilmember Kathy Patterson
Councilmember Sharon Ambrose
A BILL IN THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Councilmembers Kathy Patterson and Sharon Ambrose introduced the following legislation, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations.
To amend the District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act of 1974 to increase the reporting exemption for candidates from $250 or less in any 1 election to $500 or less in any 1 election; to authorize the Director of Campaign Finance to require electronic filing of receipts and expenditure reports, constituent service reports, lobbyist activity reports, and disclosure of financial interest reports; and to require the Director of Campaign Finance to furnish forms or electronic formats for persons required to file campaign finance, constituent service, lobbyist act§ivity, and disclosure of financial interest reports.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, That this act may be cited as the "Campaign Finance Reform Amendment Act of 1999".
Sec. 2. The District of Columbia Campaign Finance Reform and Conflict of Interest Act of 1974 (88 Stat. 455; D.C. Code 1-1401 et seq.), effective August 14, 1974, is amended as follows:
(b) Section 302 (D.C. Code §1-1432) is amended by adding a new subparagraph (a)(l)(A-l) to read as follows:
(c) Section 303(1) (D.C. Code §1-1433(1)) is amended to read as follows:
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect after a 30-day period of Congressional review following approval by the Mayor (or in the event of veto by the Mayor, action by the Council of the District of Columbia to override the veto), approval by the Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority as provided in section 203(a) of the District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Act of 1995, approved April 17, 1995 (109 Stat. 116; D.C. Code §47-392.3(a)), a 30-day period of Congressional review as provided in section 602(c)(1) of the District of Columbia Home Rule Act, approved December 24, 1973 (87 Stat. 813; D.C. Code §1-233(c)(1)), and publication in the District of Columbia Register.
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