|STATE OF COLORADO
Department of State
Denver, CO 80290
Secretary of State
William A. Hobbs
Deputy Secretary of State
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 27, 2011
Biweekly campaign finance reports to begin January 30, 2012
Denver, Colorado - Today,
Secretary of State Scott Gessler followed legislative guidance and imposed
campaign finance reports every other week beginning January 30 for committees
active in 2012.
session, the legislature shifted the primary date from the middle of August to
the end of June, which created a conflict in the state’s campaign finance
state law, state candidates and committees file their campaign finance reports
once every three months during off-years. The primary shift, combined with the
technical language in another statute, required candidates and committees
active in 2012 to file reports every other week for 12 months.
order to provide clear guidance for filers and avoid an unintended, absurd
result, I pursued rulemaking to indicate which law candidates and their
volunteers should follow," Gessler said.
On December 14, members of the Committee on Legal Services voted
that the rule should not have been imposed and determined that the General
Assembly was best equipped to address the conflicts in the state’s campaign
finance reporting schedule.
Most filers will be required to submit
their next campaign finance reports by January 17, 2012. Starting January 30,
candidates and committees active in 2012 will begin filing reports every other
week until the primary. According to Gessler, however, these campaign
committees won’t be required to submit the bi-weekly reports for the past six
Gessler’s office will begin to
notify candidates and committees of the new reporting schedule.
Read the Notice of Adoption (PDF)
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