RI to Consider Preventing Non-Filers of Disclosure Forms from Running

Providence Journal: “Its board is expected to vote — to approve, amend or reject — the staff recommendations for the legislative proposals at a 3 p.m. meeting today.

“Perhaps one of the most significant proposals would put an end to skyrocketing fines racked up by candidates who have failed to file campaign finance reports. But it would also attempt to compel them to pay up by not allowing them to run for office until they’ve settled their bills.

“The proposed change would, “cap total fines at $1,000 and prohibit non-filers and candidates and committees with outstanding fines from declaring for office or accepting contributions or making expenditures until the non-compliance is remedied.'”

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