Mayfield’s bill streamlining campaign finance reporting heads to governor’s desk

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 27, 2019

STATEHOUSE (March 27, 2019) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield’s (R-Martinsville) bill requiring all state legislative candidates to file campaign finance reports electronically could soon be law.

“All candidates for statewide offices are already required to file their campaign finance reports electronically, but legislative candidates still have the option to file either electronically or through a paper format,” Mayfield said. “While the majority of legislative candidates file electronically, there are still a number of finance reports that are filed manually, which is very time consuming and creates opportunities for error.”

Campaign finance data is collected by the Indiana Secretary of State and detailed records are posted at campaignfinance.in.gov. By law, campaign committees must disclose all contribution, expense, in-kind, and loan transactions.

Mayfield said her proposal would increase accuracy and efficiency because it eliminates the need for a state employee to manually enter the information into the database.

House Enrolled Act 1597 is now eligible for action by the governor. To learn more, visit iga.in.gov.

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State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents House District 60,

which includes portions of Morgan and Monroe counties.

She is the assistant majority floor leader and serves

on the House Ways and Means, Public Policy and Insurance committees.

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