Chapter 189-3 DISCLOSURE REPORTS
|(1)|| Contributions. Contributions of more than
$100.00, including contributions of lesser amounts when the aggregate amount
from a contributor is more than $100.00 for the calendar year in which the
report is filed, shall be listed on each report as follows:
|(2)|| Common Source Contributions $100.00 or
|(3)|| Expenditures. Expenditures of more than
$100.00, including expenditures of lesser amounts when the aggregate amount to
a recipient is more than $100.00 for the calendar year in which the report is
filed, shall be listed on each report as follows:
|(4)|| Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports
by Candidates who file a Declaration of Intention to Accept Campaign
Contributions but do not qualify to run for office. If a person files a
declaration of intention to accept campaign contributions but does not qualify
to run for office, the following campaign contribution disclosure reports are
|(5)||Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports by Candidates who file an Exemption Affidavit. A candidate who files an Exemption Affidavit but exceeds the $2,500 contribution threshold for either contributions or expenditures during the election cycle must file the next regularly scheduled Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report. Such a candidate must report all contributions and expenditures from January 1 to the date of the report.|
|(6)||Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports by Candidates with contributions or expenditures greater than $2,500 but less than $5,000. Candidates with contributions or expenditures greater than $2,500 but less than $5,000 must file an amendment to their October 25 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report which reports all contributions and expenditures made between the October 25 report and December 31.|
|(7)||Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports by Local Candidates with contributions or expenditures greater than $2,500 but less than $5,000 in special or run-off election or in non-election year. Local candidates with contributions or expenditures greater than $2,500 but less than $5,000 are only required to file the June 30 and October 25 reports required by O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(c)(2). Such candidates are not required to file the reports required by O.C.G.A. § 21-5-34(c)(1),(c)(3), or (c)(4).|
|(8)||Campaign Contribution Disclosure Reports by Candidates in Special Elections. Except as provided above, candidates in special elections must file a December 31 Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report.|
Disclosure Reports by Non-Candidate Campaign Committees.
When a person pays for or provides goods, services, a gift, subscription, membership, loan, forgiveness of debt, extension of credit, advance or deposit of money, or anything of value on behalf of a candidate or a campaign committee for the purpose of influencing an election, it is a "contribution" and is subject to the contribution limits (except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. §§ 21-5-41 and 21-5-42). The contribution shall be reported on the campaign contribution disclosure report for the time period in which it occurs.
Anything of value which is received by, provided to, furnished to, or conveyed to or on behalf of a candidate or a campaign committee is required to be reported on the campaign contribution disclosure report for the time period in which the thing of value is provided. If the goods or services have not been paid for at the time the report is filed, an explanatory note so stating shall be prominently set forth on the report. All extensions or advancements of credit are subject to contribution limits except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. §§ 21-5-41 and 21-5-42.
|(1)|| Payments by Credit Card.
|(2)|| Payments Through or
By a Third Party.
|(1)||If a candidate or a campaign committee reimburses a person directly or indirectly for goods, services, or anything of value which was paid for on behalf of the candidate or campaign committee, it must be itemized and shall be reported as an expenditure on the campaign contribution disclosure report for the time period in which the reimbursement is made. All extensions or advancements of credit are subject to the contribution limits except as otherwise provided in O.C.G.A. §§ 21-5-41 and 21-5-42.|
|(2)|| The campaign contribution disclosure
report shall identify the person receiving reimbursement, as well as, each
end-recipient and shall include:
Rule 189-3-.06 Flight on Noncommercial Aircraft by a Candidate, Public Officer, or Person Traveling on Behalf of a Candidate or Committee, for Campaign Purposes
The following words and terms as used in this rule shall have the meaning
hereinafter ascribed to them:
|(2)|| Fair market value. The fair
market value of a noncommercial flight on noncommercial aircraft will be set by
the Commission on a yearly basis and will apply until next revised by the
Commission. The fair market value shall be based on:
of apportionment and pro rata values.
|(4)|| Non-Commercial Travel
|(5)|| Disclosure. Reporting of flights on
noncommercial aircraft for campaign purposes by a candidate, public officer or
member of a committee shall be as follows:
Recordkeeping. The candidate, public officer or committee on whose behalf the
flight is conducted shall maintain documentation for inspection by the
Commission which includes the following information:
Lobbyists must disclose the fair market value of the provision of noncommercial aircraft, as defined by 189-3-.06, to public officers or their staff members if the purpose of such provision is for lobbyist activities. Such disclosure must be in accordance with Rule 189-3-.06 and disclosed on the Lobbyist Disclosure Report due for the reporting period in which the flight occurred.
Local filing entities and their staff may render assistance to local filers if such assistance is ordinary and in the course of performing their regular duties. However, local filing entities and their staff shall not give advice or opinions in connection with any assistance provided to local filers, nor shall the local filing entities assist filers with the completion of the filings unless such assistance is only clerical in nature.
Local candidates who file a Two Business Day Report via facsimile with their local filing entity must file within five (5) business days thereafter the Two Business Day Report electronically pursuant to the local filing entities' own rules.
Local filing entities must transmit a candidate's Declaration of Intention to the Commission within ten (10) days of it being filed with the local filing entity.
Rule 189-3-.11 Lobbying Expenditures Made to or for the Family Members of Public Officials and Public Employees
Anything that would qualify as a "lobbying expenditure" under O.C.G.A. § 21-5-70(4.1) if made by a lobbyist to or for a public official or public employee shall constitute a "lobbying expenditure" if made by a lobbyist to or for a family member of a public official or public employee. For purposes of this Rule,"a family member" means the spouse, parents, and dependent children of the respective public official or public employee.
|(1)||The signature requirement for the renewal of a lobbyist registration may be satisfied by the transmittal of a facsimile, copy, or reproduction of the lobbyist signature, and the transmittal by an applicant of a signature in such a format shall constitute a representation that the statements on the application are true to the same extent an original signature would do so.|
|(2)||The signature requirement of O.C.G.A. § 21-5-71(b)(5) may be satisfied by the provision of copy of the authorizing agent's signature.|