103.015: CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION REPORTING:
A. A candidate for election to a City office must file a report with the City Clerk that includes the name of the candidate, the name and address of the person responsible for filing the report; and:
1. States the name, address and employer, or occupation if self-employed, of any individual, and the name and address of any committee, or organization, which within the previous one year period has made one or more contributions that in the aggregate are greater than $50, and the amount and date of each contribution; or
2. States that within the previous one year period no individual, committee, or organization has made one or more contributions that in the aggregate are greater than $50.
B. The report required under this section must be filed:
1. Ten days before a primary, general, or special election; and
2. Thirty days after a general or special election, regardless of whether the candidate won or lost in the primary election.
C. A candidate that intentionally fails to file the report as required in this section is guilty of a misdemeanor. When a candidate fails to file the report by the day it is due, the City Clerk shall immediately notify that candidate of the failure to file. If the report is not filed within five business days of the date the notice is mailed, the City Clerk shall immediately notify the City Attorney of the alleged violation of this section.
D. For the purposes of this section, the term “contribution” has the meaning given it in the state statutes constituting the Minnesota Election Law.
(Ord. 1312, 12-6-2004)