Can­di­dates’ e-fil­ing gains Se­nate’s OK

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL - — Michael R. Wickline

The Se­nate on Mon­day ap­proved a bill that would re­quire law­mak­ers to file their cam­paign fi­nance re­ports elec­tron­i­cally.

The Se­nate voted 30-0 to send House Bill 1427, by Rep. Jana Della Rosa, R-Rogers, to the gov­er­nor. The bill aims to in­crease donor trans­parency by al­low­ing the pub­lic to track do­na­tion trends for can­di­dates and races.

To as­suage the con­cerns of law­mak­ers who lack ac­cess to the In­ter­net, the bill would al­low can­di­dates to at­test that they don’t have tech­nol­ogy nec­es­sary to file the re­ports elec­tron­i­cally. They would then be able to file pa­per re­ports.

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