Failed Senate
Campaign disclosure, minimum amnts
CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION DISCLOSURES – Amends existing law to remove minimum dollar amounts for certain campaign contributions.

RS30902 / S1218

This legislation amends Idaho’s Sunshine laws for campaign finance reporting. For contributions to candidates and political committees, there is already a requirement that all donations be associated with the name of the contributor. However, currently aggregate contributions less than $50 may be reported to the secretary of state as unitemized. This legislation eliminates that provision, increases transparency and simplifies campaign finance reporting by requiring all contributions to be filed with a contributor’s name and address.

This legislation has no fiscal impact for the state of Idaho since the current campaign finance system already accommodates the reporting required in this legislation.

Bill Events
Date Description
01/12 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
01/15 Reported Printed; referred to State Affairs
02/02 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation; Filed for second reading
02/05 Read second time; filed for Third Reading
02/06 Read third time in full – FAILED - 12-22-1
AYES – Anthon, Bjerke, Carlson, Guthrie, Herndon, Lenney, Schroeder, Taylor, Toews, Ward-Engelking, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – Adams, Bernt, Burtenshaw, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Semmelroth, Trakel, VanOrden, Winder
Absent and excused – Ruchti
Floor Sponsor - Herndon
Filed in Office of the Secretary of Senate