Secretary of State - Political Action Committees - Reports to be filed by FSL PACs.


Published: 2021-10-05

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(A) An FSL PAC that makes a contribution, expenditure, or independent expenditure in connection with Ohio state or local elections shall file with the secretary of state a copy of the relevant portions of each report that it files with the federal election commission which reflect any disbursement made for the purpose of influencing Ohio state and local elections regardless of amount. The relevant portions of each such report shall include the summary page that contains the total amount of expenditures, contributions or independent expenditures made in connection with Ohio state and local elections, the detailed summary page, and those pages of itemized contributions, expenditures, and independent expenditures made in connection with Ohio state or local elections. The copy of the relevant portions of any such report shall be filed with the secretary of state not later than the date the full report is required to be filed with the federal election commission. For purposes of this rule, any report sent to the secretary of state that is postmarked no later than two days after the date that the report was filed at the federal elections commission shall be considered timely filed.

(B) If during a federal reporting period, an FSL PAC made disbursements related to both federal and state or local elections in Ohio, it may file with the secretary of state a single copy of the portions of its report required to be filed under Ohio and federal law. If an FSL PAC had no disbursements during a federal reporting period related to state or local elections in Ohio, then it is not required to file a copy of its report with the secretary of state.

(C) An FSL PAC that makes a contribution or contributions to a state or local PAC with which it is affiliated shall file a statement of Ohio contributors with the secretary of state on or before the last business day of January of the year following the year in which the contribution was made by the FSL PAC. Such statement need only contain the name and address of each contributor to the FSL PAC who is or was, at the time of making the contribution, a resident of Ohio and, for each name listed, the aggregate total amount contributed by each contributor during the reporting period.

Last updated October 5, 2021 at 8:46 AM