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N.R.S. 294A.270 - Committee to report contributions received or made; deadline; period covered; form; filing; details to be included in report

Overview of Statute

This section requires recall committees to report contributions received or made.

Statute

      1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsections 3 and 4, each committee for the recall of a public officer shall, not later than:

      (a) Four days before the beginning of early voting by personal appearance for the special election to recall a public officer, for the period from the date the notice of intent to circulate the petition for 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 received or made by the committee for the recall of a public officer during the period in excess of $100 and contributions received from a contributor or made to one recipient which cumulatively exceed $100.

      2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if a petition for the recall of a public officer 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 chapter 306 of NRS, the committee for the recall of a public officer shall, not later than 30 days after the expiration of the notice of intent, report each contribution received by the committee for the recall of a public officer, and each contribution made by the committee for the recall of a public officer in excess of $100 and contributions made to one recipient which cumulatively exceed $100. The provisions of this subsection apply to the committee for the recall of a public officer if the committee:

      (a) Fails to submit the petition to the filing officer as required by chapter 306 of NRS;

      (b) Submits the petition 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) Otherwise submits a legally insufficient petition or suspends or ceases its efforts to obtain the necessary number of valid signatures required by chapter 306 of NRS.

      3.  If a district court determines that the petition for the recall of the public officer is legally insufficient pursuant to subsection 6 of NRS 306.040, the committee for the recall of a public officer shall, not later than 30 days after the district court orders the officer with whom the petition is filed 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 day of the district court’s order, report each contribution received or made by the committee for the recall of a public officer in excess of $100 and contributions received from a contributor or made to one recipient which cumulatively exceed $100.

      4.  If the special election is held on the same day as a primary election or general election, the committee for the recall of a public officer shall, not later than:

      (a) Twenty-one days before the special election, for the period from the filing of the notice of intent to circulate the petition for recall through 25 days before the special election;

      (b) Four days before the special election, for the period from 24 days before the special election through 5 days before the special election; and

      (c) The 15th day of the second month after the special election, for the remaining period through the date of the special election,

Ê report each contribution received or made by the committee for the recall of a public officer in excess of $100 and contributions received from a contributor or made to one recipient which cumulatively exceed $100.

      5.  Except as otherwise provided in NRS 294A.3737, each report of contributions must be filed electronically with the Secretary of State.

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

      7.  The name and address of the contributor or recipient and the date on which the contribution was received must be included on the report for each contribution, whether from or to a natural person, association or corporation.

      (Added to NRS by 1989, 1060; A 1991, 1397; 1995, 1084; 1997, 249; 1999, 2558; 2003, 3012; 2011, 1718, 1850; 2013, 1354, 2402; 2015, 1881)

Definition [Contribution]

1.  “Contribution” means a gift, loan, conveyance, deposit, payment, transfer or distribution of money or of anything of value other than the services of a volunteer, and includes:

      (a) The payment by any person, other than a candidate, of compensation for the personal services of another person which are rendered to a:

             (1) Candidate;

             (2) Person who makes an independent expenditure; or

             (3) Committee for political action, political party or committee sponsored by a political party which makes an expenditure for or against a candidate or group of candidates, without charge to the candidate, person, committee or political party.

      (b) The value of services provided in kind for which money would have otherwise been paid, such as paid polling and resulting data, paid direct mail, paid solicitation by telephone, any paid paraphernalia that was printed or otherwise produced to promote a campaign and the use of paid personnel to assist in a campaign.

2.  As used in this section, “volunteer” means a person who does not receive compensation of any kind, directly or indirectly, for the services provided to a campaign.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.007.

Definition [Filing officer]

The Secretary of State, county or city clerk or any other officer authorized by law to receive designations and declarations of candidacy, certificates and acceptances of nomination or any other nomination papers.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.057.

Definition [General election]

The election held pursuant to NRS 293.12755.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293.060.

Definition [Primary election]

The election held pursuant to NRS 293.175.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. §  293.080.

Definition [Committee for the recall of a public officer]

An organization that:

      1.  Receives any contributions, makes any contributions to candidates or persons or makes any expenditures that are designed to affect the recall of a public officer; or

      2.  Files a notice of intent to circulate the petition for recall.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.006.

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 293D.080.

Definition [Person]

1.  A natural person;

2.  Any form of business or social organization;

3.  Any nongovernmental legal entity, including, without limitation, a corporation, partnership, association, trust, unincorporated organization, labor union, committee for political action, political party and committee sponsored by a political party; or

4.  A government, governmental agency or political subdivision of a government.

See Nev. Rev. Stat. § 294A.009.