Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.32j. Reporting.

(a) The Director of Campaign Finance shall publish on the Campaign Finance Board's website and submit a report to the Mayor and the Council no later than 9 months after the end of each election cycle. The report shall include, at a minimum, the following:

(1) For that election cycle:

(A) The names of all candidates, including:

(i) Whether, and if applicable, when the candidate was certified as a participating candidate; and

(ii) Whether, and if applicable, when and why a participating candidate's certification was revoked;

(B) The number of, aggregate total value of, and date on which qualified small-dollar contributions were submitted by the participating candidate for certification;

(C) The total base amount payments and matching payments provided to each participating candidate;

(D) Listed by participating candidate, a description of each qualified-small-dollar contribution received, including:

(i) The amount of each qualified-small-dollar contribution;

(ii) The small-dollar contributor's name, home address, occupation, and principal place of business, if any; and

(iii) The date on which the qualified small-dollar contribution was received;

(E) Listed by non-participating candidate, the total number of qualified small-dollar contributions received by that candidate;

(F) Listed by participating candidate, a description of each expenditure, including:

(i) The amount of the expenditure;

(ii) The purpose for the expenditure; and

(iii) The date on which the expenditure was made;

(G) Listed by participating candidate, a description of any funds remitted to the Fair Elections Fund;

(H) Listed by participating candidate, the total amount of personal funds that the participating candidate or the participating candidate's immediate family contributed to the participating candidate; and

(I) A review and evaluation of the effect of the Fair Elections Program on District elections and campaigns, including the Fair Elections Program's effect on:

(i) The sources and amounts of non-qualified small-dollar contributions;

(ii) Campaign expenditures; and

(iii) Participation of candidates and small-dollar contributors in the Fair Elections Program.

(2) A review of national best practices relating to the public financing of campaigns and recommendations for changes or enhancements to the Fair Elections Program, including proposed adjustments to:

(A) The qualified small-dollar contribution limits;

(B) The number of qualified small-dollar contributions required to be certified as a participating candidate;

(C) The base amounts;

(D) The matching payments match ratio; and

(E) The personal funds of a participating candidate or a participating candidate's immediate family that may be contributed to the participating candidate.

(b) No later than December 31, 2021, the District of Columbia Auditor shall prepare and submit to the Mayor and Council a report on the Fair Elections Program's operations during the election cycle beginning on November 7, 2018, and ending on November 3, 2020. The report shall include:

(1) An evaluation of the extent to which the Fair Elections Program and participating candidates met the requirements of the Fair Elections Amendment Act of 2018, effective May 5, 2018 (D.C. Law 22-94; 65 DCR 2847);

(2) A financial audit of the Fair Elections Program; and

(3) Recommendations for improving the Fair Elections Program.