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Posted By gaethics On April 26, 2011 @ 7:12 pm In Terminology | Comments Disabled
An Independent Committee means any committee, club, association, partnership, corporation, labor union, or other group of persons, other than a campaign committee, political party, or political action committee, which receives donations during a calendar year from persons who are members or supporters of the committee and which expends such funds either for the purpose of affecting the outcome of an election for any elected office or to advocate the election or defeat of any particular candidate.
An independent expenditure is an expenditure for a communication which expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate but which is made independently of any candidates campaign. An expenditure is “independent” only if it meets certain conditions. It must not be made with the cooperation or consent of, or in consultation with, or at the request or suggestion of any candidate or any of his or her agents or authorized committees. An expenditure which does not meet the above criteria for independence is considered a contribution which is subject to limits.
Independent Committees must file a registration in the same manner as is required of campaign committees prior to accepting or making any contributions or expenditures.
(NOTE: The entity with which the report is filed is the same as that for campaign committees if the independent committee is required to file reports with the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission.)
Article printed from Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission: http://ethics.ga.gov
URL to article: http://ethics.ga.gov/2011/04/about-independent-committees/
URLs in this post:
 File Form RO (Registration Form for a Campaign Committee Other than Candidate) to begin Independent Committee: http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2014_FORMRO.pdf
 PIN Application for e-filing CCDR (Non Candidate Committee): http://ethics.ga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/2014_NCCPINAPP-Other-than-a-Candidate-Committee-PIN-Application.pdf
 Return to Non Candidate Committee Main Page: http://ethics.ga.gov/filer-information/non-candidate-committees/
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