Title I - Access to Information About Members of Congress
Sec. 105. Electronic Filing of Senate campaign finance disclosure reports.
Requiring Senators to electronically file their campaign finance disclosure reports puts them in the same position as House candidates, who already file campaign finance information electronically. It speeds the time in which information about campaigns' receipts and expenditures is made available to the public. Electronic filing saves taxpayer resources by eliminating the need for campaign finance disclosure information to be re-entered. See S. 223, 110th Congress.
In General- Section 304(a)(11)(D) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 434(a)(11)(D)) is amended to read as follows:
`(D) As used in this paragraph, the terms `designation’, `statement’, or `report’ mean a designation, statement or report, respectively, which—
`(i) is required by this Act to be filed with the Commission, or
`(ii) is required under section 302(g) to be filed with the Secretary of the Senate and forwarded by the Secretary to the Commission.’.
Section 302(g)(2) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 432(g)(2)) is amended by inserting `or 1 working day in the case of a designation, statement, or report filed electronically’ after `2 working days’.
Section 304(a)(11)(B) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 434(a)(11)(B)) is amended by inserting `or filed with the Secretary of the Senate under section 302(g)(1) and forwarded to the Commission’ after `Act’.
Effective Date- The amendments made by this section shall apply to any designation, statement, or report required to be filed after the date of enactment of this Act.