Proposed Rule Changes for 2018
- PAC Contributions. Allow a candidate committee to accept contributions from PACs after the general election even if the PAC gave prior to the General Election, so long as contributions do not exceed $5,000;
- Elected Officers Cooling Off Period. Implements a 2 year “cooling off” period for elected state officers and prevents those individuals from registering as a lobbyist or legislative liaison, representing a third party for compensation before the agency previously served, had oversight or personally participated in a matter, and from influencing, or attempting to influence, for compensation the actions of an agency the officer previously served, had oversight, or personally participated in matters;
- Chief Administrative Officers Cooling Off Period. Implements a 2 year “cooling off period” for Chief Administrative Officers (CAO) of State Agencies, Boards or Commissions which prevents those individuals from registering as a legislative lobbyist. It will also prevent the CAO from registering as an executive lobbyist, representing for compensation a third party, or influencing or attempting to influence for compensation the actions of an agency where the individual previously served as CAO, or at any agency where the individual personally participated in matters while serving as a CAO.
- Special Election Costs for Offices Vacated. Require an elected officeholder who leaves office prior to the end of the their term to forfeit surplus funds to the State Election Board in an amount sufficient to offset the costs of a special election to fill that office (this would not apply if the office is vacated due to death of the elected officer);
- Disclosures on Re-Usable Campaign Materials. Permit re-usable campaign materials to utilize a disclosure that does not include the year of the election;
- Service of Compliance Orders. Require the Commission to issue Proposed and final Compliance Orders to the electronic mail address on record with the Commission;
- Judgments. Establish that a final Compliance Order is a judgment as a matter of law;
- Various minor revisions to Rules.
Click here for a copy of the Promulgated Rules for 2018.