PROVO House Speaker Becky Lockhart, R Provo, and four legislative candidates from Utah County will be fined by the Lt. Governor's office for failing to report their financial disclosure statements in a timely manner.
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Candidates facing fine after missing filing deadline
"We will be issuing $100 fines to them for failing to file. We don't have a choice under the statute," said Mark Thomas, director of elections for the state of Utah.
Thomas said candidates can talk with him to determine if there were some circumstance that prohibited them from filing on time. If a circumstance is deemed reasonable enough, Thomas said the fine would be waived.
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"I think there was some confusion about that. I think since I filed that day I shouldn't be fined," Lifferth said.
Layton and Summerhandler did not immediately respond to the Daily Herald's request for a comment on this story.
Candidates running for the state legislature are required Nike Vapormax Black Kids to file a campaign disclosure report, which states who donated money to them and how they spent the cash, four times during the year of their election. The first deadline is seven days prior to the convention their race will be handled in.
He said missing the first deadline only results in a fine but if any candidate misses the other three deadlines throughout the year, they will be removed from the ballot.
For most Utah County legislative candidates, that meant the filings were due Saturday. Since that was not a business day the deadline was pushed to close of business on Monday.
Lockhart said she believed none of the candidates that missed the deadline were attempting to hide any information but that the mishap is more likely due to confusion about the deadline and candidates still learning the procedures of the elections.
"I understand and I'm accountable to that, but there was no intent to not file," Lockhart said. "I believe everyone did file by midnight, but there were a few of us who missed the five o'clock deadline."
into clearing up the confusion through legislation in next year's general legislative session.
active campaign account and is still required to report the dealings of that account under state law, said there was confusion among the candidates as to when the filing deadline was. She said some candidates thought since they filed their reports online they had until midnight to file and did not need to worry about an end of business day deadline.
Lifferth said he filed his financial report 10 minutes prior to midnight on Monday. He also acknowledged that there was some confusion as to when the reports were due as emails from the Lt. Governor's office never indicated a set time that the reports were due, only a specific date they needed to be reported on.
Thomas said there were several other candidates in the state who also missed the deadline.
According to officials with the Lt. Governor's office, which manages elections in the state, Lockhart and Reps. on Monday.
Thomas explained it is not uncommon for candidates to miss this first deadline as they are often wrapped up in meeting delegates prior to the convention.
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