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33.13.09.00.htm 33.13.09.00. Title 33 STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS Subtitle 13 CAMPAIGN FINANCING Chapter 09 Electioneering Communication Requirements Authority: Election Law Article, §2-102(b)4) and 13-307, and Title 13, Subtitle 4, Part I, Annotated Code of Maryland
33.13.09.01.htm 33.13.09.01 .01 Scope.. This chapter applies to a person making electioneering communications and the information required on an electioneering communication report submitted to the State Board with respect to donations received, disbursements made, and outstanding obligations incurred pursuant to Election Law Article, §13-307, Annotated Code of Maryland.
33.13.09.02.htm 33.13.09.02. 02 Registration.. A. In General. A person shall file the registration form required under §B of this regulation with the State Board within 48 hours after the person has made aggregate disbursements of $5,000 or more in an election cycle for electioneering communications.B. Form Requirements. The registration form shall consist of the following information:. 1) The identity of the person making the electioneering communications;.
33.13.09.03.htm 33.13.09.03. 03 Required Contents for an Electioneering Communication Report.. A. Report Requirements. For cumulative donations received of $6,000 or more during a reporting period, the electioneering communication report filed by the person making electioneering communications shall include:1) The date the donation was received;. 2) If an in-kind donation, the amount of money or fair market value of the in-kind donation;. 3) The name of the person that made the donation;.
33.13.09.04.htm 33.13.09.04. 04 Filing Method.. A. Filing Method. An electioneering communication report shall be filed electronically by means of the browser-based software provided by the State Administrator.B. Additional Filing Requirements.. 1) Electioneering communication reports shall include an attestation by the filer, under penalties of perjury, in a format approved by the State Administrator that the contents of the electronic filing are a complete and accurate statement of the fil
33.13.09.05.htm 33.13.09.05. 05 Authority Line.. A. Except as provided in §B of this subsection, any campaign material published or distributed by a person making electioneering communications shall include:1) The name and business address of the person; and. 2) The following statement: “This message has been authorized and paid for by (name and address of the person making electioneering communications) (name and title of the treasurer or other individual designated as responsible for the electioneering
33.13.09.06.htm 33.13.09.06. 06 Failure to File.. A. Show Cause Notice. If the State Board determines that there has been a failure to file an electioneering communication report or that the report does not include the information required by Election Law Article, §13-307, Annotated Code of Maryland, the State Board shall issue a notice to the treasurer or other individual designated by an entity required to file the independent expenditure report.
33.13.09.07.htm 33.13.09.07. 07 Waiver Request ― Late Filing Fees.. A. Availability. A person making electioneering communication may request a waiver of the penalty for the late filing of the electioneering communication report.B. Requirements.. 1) A request to waive the late fee penalty shall be made in writing and filed with the State Administrator.2) The request shall include:. a) The name, address, and telephone number of the person making the electioneering communication;. b) A detailed statement o
33.13.09.08.htm 33.13.09.08. 08 Public Communication.. A person, or an agent of the person, that establishes, creates, uses, or maintains a social media account, micro-blog or website for disseminating campaign material that is an electioneering communication shall attribute all such costs to the person making electioneering communications in determining the aggregate amount of the electioneering communication. The total shall include all costs associated with the establishment, creation, use, promot
33.13.09.9999.htm 33.13.09.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 9, 2012 (38:27 Md. R. 1765). Regulation .02 amended effective June 25, 2012 (39:12 Md. R. 746) February 29, 2016 (43:4 Md. R. 336)Regulation .02E adopted effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159). Regulation .03A, B amended effective February 29, 2016 (43:4 Md. R. 336). Regulation .06 adopted effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159). Regulation .07 adopted effective February 12, 2018 (45:3 Md. R. 159).
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