DE HB310 | 2011-2012 | 146th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 21-4)
Status: Passed on August 15 2012 - 100% progression
Action: 2012-08-15 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [HTML]


This bill enhances the penalties applicable to the late filing of election disclosure reports by increasing the penalty for a late filing from $50 per month to $50 per day. In addition, it provides that a reporting party who files an incomplete report will be subject to the same penalties as a reporting party who files a tardy report. Any reporting party who fails to include the “paid for by…” disclaimer required by 8021 of this title shall be fined $500 or 25% of the cost of the ad, whichever is greater. In addition, this bill strengthens due process and clarifies the appeal procedure by requiring the Commissioner to send written notice whenever a report is late or incomplete, and providing for a 30-day appeal period. If a tardy report is not filed or corrected within 30 days after (i) the Commissioner determines that such tardiness is not due to reasonable cause, or (ii) the end of the appeal period, then the Commissioner must notify the Attorney General’s Office that the reporting party has failed to file such report.

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An Act To Amend Chapter 80, Title 15 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Violations Of Campaign Finance Laws.


Roll Calls

2012-06-06 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 18 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2012-05-08 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 30 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 7) [PASS]


2012-08-15 Signed by Governor
2012-06-06 Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 18 YES 3 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-05-16 Reported Out of Committee (EXECUTIVE) in Senate with 5 On Its Merits
2012-05-09 Assigned to Executive Committee in Senate
2012-05-08 Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 30 YES 4 NO 0 NOT VOTING 7 ABSENT 0 VACANT
2012-05-08 Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
2012-05-08 Amendment HA 1 - Introduced in House
2012-05-02 Reported Out of Committee (HOUSE ADMINISTRATION) in House with 5 On Its Merits
2012-04-26 Introduced and Assigned to House Administration Committee in House

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