Rhode Island Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting
§ 17-25-22 Time period for payment of
(a) No public funds shall be dispersed to candidates until after the date of
the primary election. In order to receive matching public funds, the candidate
must be a candidate for general office who meets all of the requirements set
forth in subdivision 17-25-20(6). The candidate must submit to the board of
elections proof of receipt of qualifying private contributions and supporting
documentation as required by the board. The board of elections shall, within
five (5) business days of the receipt of the request for payment of matching
funds, either pay over funds to the candidate or disallow all or a portion of
the request and state in writing the reasons for the disallowance.
(b) A candidate may submit supplemental applications for
public funds until the time that the permitted limits are reached.
History of Section.
(P.L. 1988, ch. 420, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 21, § 3; P.L. 2001, ch. 176,
§ 2; P.L. 2011, ch. 229, § 1; P.L. 2011, ch. 230, § 1.)