Nine campaign committees, PACs still have not filed 2016 Annual Reports

November 9, 2017

By Staff
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office published a list of principal campaign committees and political action committees that have yet to file their 2016 Annual Report. This report documents all money raised or spent by a candidate or committee each year.

The Secretary of State’s Office says that it made numerous attempts to notify each committee member listed in the FCPA system starting May 1, 2017. Notice was delivered to each committee by phone, mail and email.

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Birmingham Realtors PAC held FCPA reports for four years

July 11, 2017

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

In his ongoing effort to ensure adherence to the Fair Campaign Practice Act (FCPA), Secretary of State John Merrill continues to crackdown on those who fail to report according to State law’s required guidelines. One such group, put on notice by the Secretary of State’s Office, is the Birmingham Association of Realtors (BARPAC) Political Action Committee.

According to the Secretary of State’s records, BARPAC did not file annual reports for four years, as required from 2013 through 2016, and made over $37,000 in political contributions to candidates, lobbyists, and others during those years.
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New FCPA Laws Change Campaign Committee Practices

August 13, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—The 2014 campaign season is underway, and candidates for state and local elected offices are having to adjust to new laws regarding their campaign financial disclosures.

Alabama law requires candidates to file regular reports of the their campaign’s contributions received and expenditures made. In previous elections, candidates were required to file reports 45 days and 10 days prior to an election, as well as every year once they had met the filing thresholds for the office they were seeking.
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Secretary of State unveils new electronic filing system

June 6, 2013

By Beth Clayton
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY–The Secretary of State’s office held a public demonstration yesterday on the new electronic filing system for Political Action Committees (PACs) and candidates. Since Secretary of State Beth Chapman was out of the state on business, a representative from her office lead the demonstration.

The new system “requires electronic reports of contributions and expenditures to increase the efficiency of data entry, provide more accurate data, enhance reporting capabilities and improve user navigation of the system,” the Secretary of State’s website says.
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