Candidates’ e-filing gains Senate’s OK
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.