Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.13. Additional identifications and certifications.

(a)(1) Every political action committee and independent expenditure committee shall certify, in each report filed with the Director of Campaign Finance, that the contributions it has received and the expenditures it has made have not been controlled by or coordinated with any public official, political committee affiliated with a public official, or an agent of a public official or political committee affiliated with a public official.

(2) Every independent expenditure committee shall further certify, in each report filed with the Director of Campaign Finance, that it has not made any contributions or transfers of funds to any public official, political committee, or any political action committee.

(b)(1) A business contributor to a political committee, political action committee, or independent expenditure committee shall provide the committee with the identities of the contributor's affiliated entities that have also contributed to the committee.

(2) A business contributor shall comply with all requests from the Director of Campaign Finance to provide information about its individual owners, the identity of affiliated entities, the individual owners of affiliated entities, the contributions or expenditures made by such entities, and any other information the Director of Campaign Finance deems relevant to enforcing the provisions of this chapter.

(3)(A) Any person other than a political committee, political action committee, or independent expenditure committee that makes one or more independent expenditures in an aggregate amount of $1,000 or more within a calendar year shall, in a report filed with the Director of Campaign Finance, identify:

(i) The name and address of the person;

(ii) The name and address of any of the person's affiliated entities that have also made an independent expenditure;

(iii) The amount and purpose of the expenditures;

(iv) The names of any candidates, initiatives, referenda, or recalls in support of or in opposition to which the expenditures are directed; and

(v) A certification that, to the best of the person's knowledge, the independent expenditures were not controlled by or coordinated with any public official, political committee affiliated with a public official, or an agent of any person described in this sub-subparagraph.

(B) If the person under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph is not an individual, any report filed under this paragraph shall also include:

(i) The person's principal place of business;

(ii) The name and address of each person whose total contributions, made for the purpose of making an independent expenditure, to the person reporting during the period covered by the report exceeded $500; and

(iii) The date and amount of each contribution, made for the purpose of making an independent expenditure, by each person whose total contributions to the person reporting during the period covered by the report exceeded $500.

(C) The report shall be filed on the dates which reports by committees are filed, unless the value of the independent expenditure totals $1,000 or more in a 2-week period, in which case the report shall be filed within 14 days after the independent expenditure.

(c) Statements required by this section shall be filed on the dates on which reports by committees are filed, but the content of the filings need not be cumulative.

(d) Every person who files statements with the Director of Campaign Finance has a continuing obligation to provide the Director with correct and up-to-date information.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 313, 59 DCR 1862; Feb. 22, 2014, D.C. Law 20-79, § 2(k), 61 DCR 153; Mar. 13, 2019, D.C. Law 22-250, § 6(s), 66 DCR 985; Sept. 11, 2019, D.C. Law 23-16, § 1042(e), 66 DCR 8621.)

Effect of Amendments

The 2014 amendment by D.C. Law 20-79 rewrote this section.

Applicability

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-250: § 10 of D.C. Law 22-250 provided that the change made to this section by § 6(s) of D.C. Law 22-250 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1042(e) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Congressional Review Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-112, Sept. 4, 2019, 66 DCR 11964).

For temporary (90 days) amendment of this section, see § 1042(e) of Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Support Emergency Act of 2019 (D.C. Act 23-91, July 22, 2019, 66 DCR 8497).

Editor's Notes

Section 7009 of D.C. Law 21-160 repealed § 3 of D.C. Law 20-79. Therefore the changes made to this section by D.C. Law 20-79 have been given effect.

Applicability of D.C. Law 20-79: Section 3 of D.C. Law 20-79 provided that the act shall apply upon the latest of: (1) The inclusion of the fiscal effect of the act in an approved budget and financial plan, as certified by the Chief Financial Officer to the Budget Director of the Council in a certification published by the Council in the District of Columbia Register; or (2) January 31, 2015.

A certification dated February 4, 2015, that the fiscal effect of the Campaign Finance Reform and Transparency Amendment Act of 2013, D.C. Law 20-79, has been included in an approved budget and financial plan was published in the D.C. Register on March 13, 2015 (62 DCR 2988).