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Senate considers requirement for IE disclosure

By David Wildstein, February 21 2019 11:47 am

The New Jersey Senate will consider legislation today to require greater disclosure of contributions by groups making independent expenditures in state campaigns.

The bill would raise the threshold for filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) from $1,600 to $3,000 and require a disclosure of contributions above $10,000.  There is currently no requirement that groups release their contributors.

The proposed legislation would also require disclosure of contributions and expenditures for groups doing express advocacy ads, election-related issue ads, and non-election issues ads.

State Sens. Troy Singleton (D-Delran) and Linda Greenstein (D-Plainsboro) are the prime sponsors of the bill, which was approved unanimously by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee last month.

ELEC has advocated on behalf of this legislation.

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