Senate Bill No. 662
(By Senators Hunter, Weeks and Foster)
[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee
on the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §3-8-5g, relating to
maintaining campaign financial records; setting forth
timelines for maintaining records; and related penalties.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §3-8-5g, to read as
ARTICLE 8. REGULATION AND CONTROL OF ELECTIONS.
§3-8-5g. Maintaining of all campaign related financial records and
A candidate, financial agent or treasurer shall maintain all
campaign related financial records and receipts for a period of two
years following the filing of each related financial report. The
records and receipts shall be available to the Secretary of State
or county clerk for the purposes of an audit as provided in section
seven, article eight, chapter three of this code. Anyone who willfully fails to maintain such records and receipts is guilty of
a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less
than five hundred dollars, or confined in jail for not more than
one year, or both fined and confined.
(NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a time frame
for maintaining campaign records and receipts.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.)