REFERENCE TITLE: clean elections; county candidates
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
First Regular Session
Representatives Powers Hannley: Andrade, Blanc, Gabaldón, Jermaine, Peten, Rodriguez, Salman, Teller, Terán, Senator Gonzales
amending title 16, chapter 6, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 16-962; relating to the citizens clean elections act.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Subject to the requirements of article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona, title 16, chapter 6, article 2, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 16-962, to read:
16-962. Applicability; county offices; spending limits
A. This article applies to candidates for county board of supervisors, county assessor, county attorney, county recorder, county school superintendent, county sheriff and county treasurer.
B. Candidates for the offices listed in subsection A of this section shall collect a minimum of two hundred qualifying contributions and shall file reports prescribed by this article with the county officer in charge of elections.
C. Notwithstanding section 16-961, for candidates for the offices listed in subsection A of this section, primary election spending limits are as follows:
1. For a candidate in a county with a population of less than one hundred fifty thousand persons, $1,500.
2. For a candidate in a county with a population of one hundred fifty thousand or more persons and less than five hundred thousand persons, $5,000.
Sec. 2. Requirements for enactment; three-fourths vote
Pursuant to article IV, part 1, section 1, Constitution of Arizona, section 16-962, Arizona Revised Statutes, as added by this act, is effective only on the affirmative vote of at least three-fourths of the members of each house of the legislature.