[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Village of Bosque Farms 12-18-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-09. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is the policy of the Village of Bosque Farms that the integrity of municipal government can be promoted through the full disclosure of campaign contributions in accordance with this code.
As used in this Section 2-7, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any individual who has completed the official declaration of candidacy.
- A loan, gift, forgiveness of indebtedness, pledge, or promise of money or anything of value.
- A payment or transfer of anything of value in exchange for goods, services, property, facilities or anything of value for the purpose of assisting or opposing any public official or candidate.
Each candidate shall appoint a campaign treasurer who is a resident of the Village of Bosque Farms. A candidate may appoint himself or herself as campaign treasurer.
The name, address and telephone number of the campaign treasurer and the name, address and telephone number of the campaign depository shall be filed with the Village Clerk not later than five days after filing a declaration of candidacy. Any material change in information previously submitted to the Village Clerk shall be reported within 10 days of such change.
The campaign treasurer shall keep a true and complete record of all contributions and expenditures, to include, at a minimum, the following:
The name and address of every contributor whose total contributions exceed $250.
The amount and form of every contribution which individually or collectively from a contributor exceeds $250.
Records of every expenditure that exceeds $100, reflecting the purpose of each expenditure, the date and method of payment. The campaign treasurer will be responsible for maintaining all receipts supporting all such expenditures.
All campaign bank records, records of financial transactions or records of credit purchases.
The campaign treasurer shall not accept anonymous donations over $100. In the event that an anonymous contribution in excess of $100 is received, the campaign treasurer shall contribute any amount over $100 to any not-for-profit organization.
All campaign records required under this code shall be maintained for two years following the election for which the candidacy was declared.
Every candidate shall file campaign reports with the Village Clerk, on a form prescribed by the Village Clerk.
Each campaign report shall identify the items specified in § 2-7-3C(1) through (3).
Each campaign report shall contain a declaration of the campaign treasurer, made under the penalties of perjury, that the information reflected therein has been prepared with all reasonable diligence, and that, to the best of the campaign treasurer's knowledge, the information reflected there is true and complete.
Three mandatory campaign reports shall be filed during the following periods:
The first campaign report shall be filed not later than 28 days prior to the election. The first campaign report shall contain a listing of all contributions and expenditures made within 365 days preceding the date of the election, whether or not the candidate had during that time declared his or her candidacy.
The second campaign report shall be filed not later than 12:00 noon two days prior to the date of the election.
The third campaign report shall be filed not later than 30 days after the election.
A fourth and subsequent report shall be filed every six months following an election as long as any debt remains unpaid by the candidate. In the event no debt remains unpaid, a declaration affirming that no debt remains unpaid shall be filed with the Village Clerk.
If any candidate or campaign treasurer files a campaign report after the deadline set forth in this campaign code, or if the candidate or campaign treasurer files an incomplete report, the candidate shall pay to the Village, at the time of filing the report, or the completion of the report, the sum of $100, plus $10 per day for each regular working day after the time required by this code, until the complete report is filed.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Section 1-1).
Any candidate who withdraws from an election shall file a campaign report within seven working days following his or her withdrawal.
Any person violating any provision of this campaign code shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.