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State Board Opens Public Comment Period on Proposed Campaign Finance Rules

Raleigh, NC
Aug 15, 2022
The State Board of Elections invites public comment on proposed campaign finance rules addressing processes for North Carolina political committees or referendum committees that fail to file a campaign finance disclosure report by the statutory deadline.

The public comment period is open and runs through Friday, October 14.

Comments may be made through any of the following methods:

Online: Public comment portal
Mail: Attn: Rulemaking Coordinator; P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255
A virtual public hearing will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 19, 2022.

How to join the public hearing:

Online: Webex
By Phone: 1-415-655-0003, Enter Code: 2434 089 2268#
After the public comment period and public hearing, the State Board will adopt final versions of the rules, and the Rules Review Commission will then review them for compliance with the requirements in Chapter 150B.

The rulemaking notice is posted at Rulemaking.

Read the text of each rule.

See below for a brief explanation of each proposed rule:

08 NCAC 21 .0206: Proposed Rule 08 NCAC 21 .0206 defines the process by which a candidate or treasurer may request a good cause waiver of a civil late penalty assessed by the State Board under G.S. § 163-278.34.

08 NCAC 21 .0207: Proposed Rule 08 NCAC 21 .0207 outlines the notices to be provided and the opportunity to submit a written explanation prior to the State Board imposing additional civil remedies under G.S. § 163-278.34(c) for a failing to file a given report.

08 NCAC 21 .0201: As part of these proposed changes, the State Board is proposing to amend Rule 08 NCAC 21 .0201 to delete language in paragraph (b), elements of which will be modified and incorporated in Rule 08 NCAC 21 .0207.