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§ 24.2-951.5 Filing schedule for referendum committees for referendums to be decided at May general elections

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A. A referendum committee supporting or opposing a question on the ballot at a May election shall file the prescribed campaign finance reports as follows:

1. Not later than the eighth day before the election date complete through the eleventh day before the election date;

2. Not later than June 15 of the election year complete through June 10; and

3. Not later than July 15 of the election year complete through June 30.

B. A referendum committee may either (i) file a final report within six months after the referendum is held or (ii) continue as a political action committee more than six months after the referendum is held, provided that the committee submits an amended statement of organization to the State Board redesignating the committee as a political action committee and complies with the requirements for political action committees in Article 4 of this chapter including the reporting schedule set forth in § 24.2-949.6.

2003, c. 257, § 24.2-910.1; 2005, c. 745; 2006, cc. 787, 892.

Definition [Referendum]

Any election held pursuant to law to submit a question to the voters for approval or rejection.

Definition [State Board]

The State Board of Elections.

Definition [Referendum committee]

Any organization, person, group of persons, or committee, that makes expenditures in a calendar year in excess of (i) $10,000 to advocate the passage or defeat of a statewide referendum, (ii) $5,000 to advocate the passage or defeat of a referendum being held in two or more counties and cities, or (iii) $1,000 to advocate the passage or defeat of a referendum held in a single county or city.

Definition [Political action committee]

Any organization, person, or group of persons, established or maintained to receive and expend contributions for the primary purpose of expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate. The term shall not include a campaign committee, federal political action committee, out-of-state political committee, political party committee, referendum committee, or inaugural committee.

Definition [Board]

The State Board of Elections.

Definition [State]

A state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

Definition [Election]

A general, primary, or special election.

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