Campaign Contribution Disclosure Report
S.B. 17 and HB 232 (both effective
All state wide and state level candidates and public officers as
well as non-candidate commitees are required to
electronically file campaign contribution disclosure reports with
the Commission. City, county and school district
officials may file reports electronically or by certified or
statutory overnight delivery, but the Commission strongly
advises all public officers and candidates to file
electronically. Those who do not file electronically will not
receive e-mail reminders that the campaign disclosure reports are
Candidates and/or campaign committees must file a
PIN application found in the forms section of the Commissions
website in order to begin filing electronically if they have not
already done so.
Click here for the form to request a PIN with
the State Ethics Commission E_Filing.
Graduated late fees of $125, $250 and $1,000 are imposed for
failure to timely file CCDRs and candidates and public officers are
prohibited from using campaigns funds to
pay late fees.
From S.B. 17 (passed in 2010, effective
- The Commission has a new name: The Georgia Government
Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.
- All local filings (county and municipal) are now made with the
Commission. Local filing officers will no longer be required to
maintain Campaign Finance Commission filings made after 1/10/2011.
Local filing officers will continue to maintain filings made
prior to 1/10/2011.
- Adds the definition and duties of a Qualifying
Officer; Qualifying Officer means a person who qualifies a
candidate for an election; Qualifying Officers shall notify the
commission in writing of the names and addresses of all candidates
and offices sought in any election within ten days of the close of
the qualification period.
During the 2011 session of the General Assembly, H.B.
232 was passed which made further changes to the Campaign finance
- The changes primarily affected the lobbyist registration
provisions of the Act by adding: 1) a 10% threshold for
determining when an individual's lobbying activities rise to the
level of requiring registration; 2) a $1,000 per
calendar year threshold (increased from $250) for any
person who makes expenditures to influence legislation; and
3) exemption for bona fide salespersons from the
definition of vendor lobbyist.
- HB 232 also made changes to the electronic filing requirements
of local public officers, giving them the ability to make filings
by certified mail (although this method is not recommended by the
- HB 232 became effective retroactively on 1/10/2011.
Director: Annie C. Bright
Jonesboro Historical Courthouse - Main Floor
121 South McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
Telephone: (770) 477-3372
Fax: (770) 477-4521
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