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Ordinances

ARTICLE 112

Campaign Finance Reports

112.01 Filing and Posting of Campaign Finance Reports
112.02 Filing and Posting of Statements of Financial Interests
112.03 Filing and Posting of Contributions Received After Pre-Election Filing Date

112.01   FILING AND POSTING OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

Elected Officials, Candidates, and their respective Committees for the offices of City Council, Mayor, City Treasurer, and City Controller shall forward a copy of their respective Campaign Finance Reports to the Bethlehem City Clerk’s Office on or before the due dates of Campaign Finance Reporting as mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which requires such Campaign Finance Reports to be filed with the County of Northampton.  Such candidates shall receive a receipt for filing in the Bethlehem City Clerk’s Office.  The Bethlehem City Clerk shall forward the filed Campaign Finance Reports, with signatures redacted, to the Information Services Bureau of Bethlehem which shall make accessible such Reports on the Bethlehem City website not later than five (5) days after the schedule mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
(Ord. 2015-1; Passed 1/20/15.)

112.02   FILING AND POSTING OF STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL

    INTERESTS

A copy of the Statement of Financial Interests required to be filed by candidates for the offices of City Council, Mayor, City Treasurer, and City Controller shall be forwarded, with signatures redacted, by the Bethlehem City Clerk to the Information Services Bureau of Bethlehem which shall make accessible such Statements on the Bethlehem City website not later than five (5) days after they are received in the Bethlehem City Clerk’s Office.

 

112.03   FILING AND POSTING OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED
AFTER PRE-ELECTION FILING DATE

          A copy of the notification required to be filed with the Counties by candidates, and their respective committees, for the offices of City Council, Mayor, City Treasurer, and City Controller who receive $500 or more in contributions within a week before the election shall be forwarded by candidates for the offices of City Council, Mayor, City Treasurer, and City Controller within twenty-four (24) hours to the Bethlehem City Clerk’s Office and shall be forwarded, with signatures redacted, by the Bethlehem City Clerk to the Information Services Bureau of Bethlehem which shall make accessible such notification on the Bethlehem City website not later than five (5) days after they are received in the Bethlehem City Clerk’s Office.
(Ord. 2015-1; Passed 1/20/15.)

112.04    NOTIFICATION TO CANDIDATES

The City Clerk’s Office shall forward to candidates notification of their requirements under this Ordinance.
(Ord. 2015-1; Passed 1/20/15.)

112.99    PENALTY

          (a)     Any person who violates any provision of this Article shall be subject to the following penalties:

(1)     A fine of $20.00 per day for the first six days that a report is late;

(2)     A fine of $10.00 per day thereafter, up to a maximum penalty of $250.00.
(Ord. 2015-1; Passed 1/20/15.)

This Ordinance shall be effective beginning with the 2011 Municipal Elections.

          (Ord. 2011-9. Passed 3/1/11. Ord. 2015-1; Passed 1/20/15.)