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4 Pa. Code § 177.1. General.

§ 177.1. General.

 (a)  Every political committee and candidate shall file cumulative annual Campaign Finance Reports on the current version of Form DSEB-502, as described in §  177.9 (relating to official forms).

 (b)  Each treasurer of a political committee and each candidate which receives contributions or makes expenditures or incurs liabilities exceeding the sum of $250 shall file Campaign Finance Reports on the current version of Form DSEB- 502, as described in §  177.9, with the Secretary or the respective county board of elections, or both.

 (c)  A treasurer of a political committee or a candidate which receives contributions or makes expenditures or incurs liabilities in an amount not exceeding the sum of $250 shall file a sworn statement to that effect on the current version of Form DSEB-503, as described in §  177.9, with the Secretary or the respective county board of elections, or both.

   (1)  Treasurers of political committees and candidates, including those who have authorized political committees, are required to file reports or statements.

   (2)  A treasurer of a political committee and a candidate who receives no contributions or makes no expenditures or incurs no liabilities shall file a sworn statement to that effect with the Secretary or the respective county board of elections, or both. These statements shall be filed at the reporting times prescribed in section 1626 of the Pennsylvania Election Code (25 P. S. §  3246) and §  177.3 (relating to filing dates).

 (d)  For purposes of this section, expenditures shall consist of the following:

   (1)  Printing and traveling expenses and personal expenses incident thereto, stationery, advertising, postage, expressage, freight, telegraph, telephone and public messenger service.

   (2)  The rental of radio facilities and amplified systems.

   (3)  Political meetings, demonstrations and conventions and the pay and transportation of speakers.

   (4)  The rent, maintenance and furnishing of offices.

   (5)  The payment of clerks, typewriters, stenographers, janitors and messengers actually employed.

   (6)  Transportation of electors to and from the polls.

   (7)  The employment of watchers at primaries and elections to the number and in the amount permitted by the Pennsylvania Election Code (25 P. S. § §  2600—3573).

   (8)  Expenses, legal counsel, incurred in good faith in connection with any primary or elections.

   (9)  Contributions to other political committees.

 (e)  The Nomination Filing Petition Fees are expenditures for the purposes of this section.

 (f)  Every person, other than a political committee or candidate who makes independent expenditures expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or question appearing on the ballot, other than by contribution to a political committee or candidate, in an amount exceeding the sum of $100 during a calendar year shall file Independent Expenditure Reports on the current version of Form DSEB-505, as described in §  177.9, with the Secretary or the respective county board of elections, or both.

 (g)  A person may not use the contents of a filed statement or report for a commercial purpose.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  177.1 amended under section 201(a) of the Pennsylvania Election Code (25 P. S. §  2621(a)).

Source

   The provisions of this §  177.1 amended September 7, 1979, effective September 8, 1979, 9 Pa.B. 2998; amended October 6, 2000, effective October 7, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 5138. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (201051) to (201052).

Cross References

   This section cited in 4 Pa. Code §  177.9 (relating to official forms).



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