April 15, 2019
Denver, CO – The Senate State, Veterans, and Military Affairs Committee today voted 3-to-2 to pass SB19-232, Campaign Finance Enforcement, a bill sponsored by Senator Mike Foote (D-Lafayette) to better enforce Colorado’s campaign finance laws. The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
“No set of rules work without effective enforcement,” said Senator Foote. “Coloradans should know who is financing political campaigns in a timely manner. This bill will make sure all campaigns are accountable to disclosure rules.”
SB19-232 would codify within the Fair Campaign Practices Act the rules of the Secretary of State to enforce state laws concerning campaign and political finance. This includes specifying procedures for filing complaints, review of complaints by the elections division, processes for curing campaign finance law violations, the investigation of unresolved complaints, the conduct of hearings, audits by the division of campaign finance, and the issuance of advisory opinions by the Secretary of State.For more information about SB19-232, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-232.