John Merrill COLLECTING The Cash - More than $100,000 campaign finance penalties collected during 2018 election seasonRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Nov 19 2018 12:57 PM
MONTGOMERY: More than $100,000 in campaign finance fines and fees have been collected during the 2018 campaign season in Alabama.
The Alabama Secretary of State’s Office said Friday that $197,657.84 in Fair Campaign Practices Act penalties have been issued, and $102,249.05 of those fees have been paid by political action committees and principal campaign committees.
The Secretary of State is required to issue penalties to PACs and PCCs when they do not file their monthly, weekly or daily campaign finance reports on time or at all.
The office said money that hasn’t been paid of the $197,000 total have either been waived by the Alabama Ethics Commission or the Secretary of State’s Office is still waiting to collect the funds from the committees. There were a total 1,166 penalties or warnings this campaign season.