Nevada Elections

Sec. § 294A.140
Certain persons, committees and political organizations that make independent expenditures or expenditures for or against candidate or group of candidates required to report contributions received in reporting periods; procedure for reporting; contents of reports.


1.

The provisions of this section apply to:

(a)

Every person who makes an independent expenditure in excess of $1,000; and

(b)

Every committee for political action, political party and committee sponsored by a political party which receives contributions in excess of $1,000 or makes an expenditure for or against a candidate for office or a group of such candidates.

2.

Every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 shall, not later than January 15 of the election year, for the period beginning January 1 of the previous year and ending on December 31 of the previous year, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period from a contributor which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

3.

In addition to the requirements set forth in subsection 2, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 shall, not later than:

(a)

April 15 of the election year, for the period beginning January 1 and ending on March 31 of the election year;

(b)

July 15 of the election year, for the period beginning April 1 and ending on June 30 of the election year;

(c)

October 15 of the election year, for the period beginning July 1 and ending on September 30 of the election year; and

(d)

January 15 of the year immediately following the election year, for the period beginning October 1 and ending on December 31 of the election year,
Ê report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period from a contributor which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

4.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 5, 6 and 7 and NRS 294A.223, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 which makes an independent expenditure or other expenditure, as applicable, for or against a candidate for office at a special election or for or against a group of such candidates shall, not later than:

(a)

Four days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election, for the period from the nomination of the candidate through 5 days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election;

(b)

Four days before the special election, for the period from 4 days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election through 5 days before the special election; and

(c)

Thirty days after the special election, for the remaining period through the date of the special election,
Ê report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period from a contributor which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

5.

Except as otherwise provided in subsections 6 and 7 and NRS 294A.223, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 which makes an independent expenditure or other expenditure, as applicable, for or against a candidate for office at a special election to determine whether a public officer will be recalled or for or against a group of candidates for offices at such special elections shall, not later than:

(a)

Four days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election, for the period from the date the notice of intent to circulate a petition to recall is filed pursuant to NRS 306.015 through 5 days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election;

(b)

Four days before the special election, for the period from 4 days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election through 5 days before the special election; and

(c)

Thirty days after the special election, for the remaining period through the date of the special election,
Ê report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period from a contributor which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

6.

Except as otherwise provided in subsection 7, if a petition for recall is not submitted to the filing officer before the expiration of the notice of intent pursuant to the provisions of chapter 306 of NRS or is otherwise legally insufficient when submitted to the filing officer pursuant to the provisions of that chapter, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 which makes an independent expenditure or other expenditure, as applicable, for or against a candidate for office at a special election to determine whether a public officer will be recalled or for or against a group of such candidates shall, not later than 30 days after the expiration of the notice of intent, for the period from the filing of the notice of intent through the date that the notice of intent expires or the petition is determined to be legally insufficient, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received and contributions received which cumulatively exceed $1,000. The provisions of this subsection apply to the person, committee and political party if the petition for recall:

(a)

Is not submitted to the filing officer as required by chapter 306 of NRS;

(b)

Is submitted to the filing officer without any valid signatures or with fewer than the necessary number of valid signatures required by chapter 306 of NRS; or

(c)

Is otherwise legally insufficient or efforts to obtain the necessary number of valid signatures required by chapter 306 of NRS are suspended or discontinued.

7.

If the legal sufficiency of a petition for recall is challenged and a district court determines that the petition is legally:

(a)

Sufficient pursuant to chapter 306 of NRS and the order of the district court is appealed, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 which makes an independent expenditure or other expenditure, as applicable, for or against a candidate for office at a special election to determine whether a public officer will be recalled or for or against a group of candidates for offices at such a special election shall:

(1)

Not later than 30 days after the date on which the notice of appeal is filed, for the period from the filing of the notice of intent to circulate the petition for recall through the date on which the notice of appeal is filed, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

(2)

Not later than 30 days after the date on which all appeals regarding the petition are exhausted, for the period from the day after the date on which the notice of appeal is filed through the date on which all appeals regarding the petition are exhausted, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

(b)

Insufficient pursuant to chapter 306 of NRS, every person, committee and political party described in subsection 1 which makes an independent expenditure or other expenditure, as applicable, for or against a candidate for office at a special election to determine whether a public officer will be recalled or for or against a group of candidates for offices at such a special election shall:

(1)

Not later than 30 days after the date on which the district court orders the filing officer to cease any further proceedings regarding the petition, for the period from the filing of the notice of intent to circulate the petition for recall through the date of the district court’s order, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

(2)

Not later than 30 days after the date on which all appeals regarding the petition are exhausted, for the period from the day after the date of the district court’s order through the date on which all appeals regarding the petition are exhausted, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period which cumulatively exceed $1,000.

8.

In addition to complying with the applicable requirements of subsections 2 to 7, inclusive, a person, committee or political party described in subsection 1 must, not later than January 15 of each year that is not an election year, for the period beginning January 1 of the previous year and ending on December 31 of the previous year, report each contribution in excess of $1,000 received during the period and contributions received during the period from a contributor which cumulatively exceed $1,000. Nothing in this subsection:

(a)

Requires the person, committee or political party to report information that has previously been reported in a timely manner pursuant to subsections 2 to 7, inclusive; or

(b)

Authorizes the person, committee or political party to not comply with any applicable requirement set forth in subsections 2 to 7, inclusive.

9.

Except as otherwise provided in NRS 294A.3737, the reports of contributions required pursuant to this section must be filed electronically with the Secretary of State.

10.

A report shall be deemed to be filed on the date that it was received by the Secretary of State.

11.

Every person, committee and political party described in this section shall file a report required by this section even if the person, committee or political party receives no contributions.

12.

The name and address of the contributor and the date on which the contribution was received must be included on the report for each contribution in excess of $1,000 and contributions which a contributor has made cumulatively in excess of $1,000 since the beginning of the current reporting period.
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