Campaign Finance Disclosure Model Law

Publication Date: June 2004

Publisher: Center for Governmental Studies; Campaign Disclosure Project

Author(s): Robert M. Stern

Research Area: Campaign Finance

Keywords: Campaign Disclosure

Type: Report

Coverage: California


The Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) is pleased to present this Model Campaign Finance Disclosure Law on behalf of the Campaign Disclosure Project, a partnership of
CGS, the California Voter Foundation and UCLA School of Law. The Model Law reflects two years of drafting research by CGS, detailed studies of the 50 states’ laws by UCLA School of Law, an analytical grading of existing state campaign finance disclosure programs by the California Voter Foundation, and advice from a Campaign Disclosure Advisory Committee of national experts in campaign finance reform. The Model Law addresses new
campaign finance practices such as issue ads, mandatory electronic filing of reports and other practices.