Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–1163.32h. Remitting funds and turning over equipment to the Office of Campaign Finance.

(a)(1) No later than 60 days after a primary election in an election cycle for which a losing participating candidate was on the ballot, the losing participating candidate shall remit to the Director of Campaign Finance, for deposit in the Fair Elections Fund, the remaining funds in the participating candidate's campaign accounts. The losing participating candidate shall also turn over any equipment purchased by the campaign to the Office of Campaign Finance.

(2) No later than 60 days after a special or general election in an election cycle for which a participating candidate was on the ballot, the participating candidate shall remit to the Director of Campaign Finance, for deposit in the Fair Elections Fund, the remaining funds in the participating candidate's campaign accounts. The losing participating candidate shall also turn over any equipment purchased by the campaign to the Office of Campaign Finance.

(b)(1) No later than 60 days after a participating candidate's certification is revoked pursuant to § 1-1163.32c(c), the participating candidate shall remit to the Director of Campaign Finance, for deposit in the Fair Elections Fund, the remaining funds in the participating candidate's campaign accounts. The participating candidate whose certification has been revoked pursuant to § 1-1163.32c(c) shall also turn over any equipment purchased by the campaign to the Office of Campaign Finance.

(2) If a participating candidate's certification is revoked pursuant to section 332c(c)(2), (3), or, due to fraudulent activities, (5), the participating candidate shall be personally liable for any expended base amount or matching payments.

(c) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, a participating candidate may withhold funds from the amount required to be remitted for an additional 180 days after the 60-day periods in subsections (a) and (b) of this section if the participating candidate submits documentation of the funds to the Director of Campaign Finance no later than the last day of the 60-day period. The withheld funds shall only be used for the following purposes:

(1) To repay any authorized expenditures or retire the proper debts that were incurred in connection with the participating candidate's campaign; and

(2) To repay personal funds of the participating candidate or the participating candidate's immediate family contributed under § 1-1163.32f(a)(6).

(d) The Office of Campaign Finance shall accept any equipment given to it by participating candidates.

(e) For the purposes of this section, the term "equipment" means any furniture or electronic or battery-powered equipment purchased by a participating candidate's campaign that costs at least $50.


(Apr. 27, 2012, D.C. Law 19-124, § 332h; as added May 5, 2018, D.C. Law 22-94, § 2(b)(5), 65 DCR 2847.)

Applicability

Section 3 of D.C. Law 22-168 amended section 3 of D.C. Law 22-94, removing the applicability restriction impacting this section. Therefore the creation of this section by section 2(b)(5) of D.C. Law 22-94 has been implemented as of November 7, 2018.

Applicability of D.C. Law 22-94: § 3 of D.C. Law 22-94 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(b)(5) of D.C. Law 22-94 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.