153.00.09 Ark. Code R. § 003 - Rules on Independent Expenditures
Current through Register Vol. 2022, No. 3, March, 2022
"Contribution" includes the purchase of tickets for events such as dinners, luncheons, rallies, and similar fundraising events; the granting of discounts or rebates by television stations, radio stations, and newspapers not extended on an equal basis to all candidates for the same office; and any payments for the services of any person serving as an agent of a candidate or committee by a person other than the candidate or committee or persons whose expenditures the candidates or committee must report under these rules. The term "contribution" further includes any transfer of anything of value received by a committee from another committee. "Contribution" shall not include noncompensated, nonreimbursed, volunteer personal services or travel.
An out-of-state independent expenditure committee is required to comply with the registration and reporting provisions of §§ 701-702 and is subject to the jurisdiction of the State of Arkansas for all purposes related to compliance with the provisions of subchapter 2 of chapter 6, Title 7 of the Arkansas Code, if the committee makes an independent expenditure or independent expenditures within the State of Arkansas that in the aggregate exceed more than five hundred dollars ($500) during a calendar year.
If the Arkansas Ethics Commission finds that a person or an independent expenditure committee has committed a violation of Ark. Code Ann. § 7-6-220 and/ or Ark. Code Ann. § 7-6-227, then it may impose a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00) and not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) and/or issue a public letter of caution, warning, or reprimand. In addition, a committee failing to file an amendment within ten (10) days as required by § 701(c) shall be subject to a late filing fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each day the change is not filed.
It is permissible for an independent expenditure committee to pay reasonable administrative expenses out of the contributions it has received.
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