Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board Rulemaking Docket

Current rule projects

Rules regarding audit and investigation procedures

A new law enacted during the 2014 legislative session directs the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board to adopt rules governing Board audit and investigation procedures. The law requires the Board to use the expedited rulemaking process to adopt the rules.

The Board chair appointed a rulemaking committee to draft the proposed rules. After four meetings and a public hearing, the committee recommended a draft of the proposed rules to the Board. On July 8, 2014, the Board approved the proposed expedited rules and authorized the executive director to publish a Notice of Intent to Adopt Expedited Rules without a Public Hearing. The Notice and the proposed expedited rules were published in the State Register on July 28, 2014. Although a Statement of Need and Reasonableness was not required for expedited rules, the Board also prepared an explanation of its proposed expedited rules.

Click here to view the proposed expedited rules

Click here to view the Notice of Intent to Adopt Expedited Rules

Click here to view the explanation of rules

The official comment period for the proposed rules ended on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. At its meeting on September 2, 2014, the Board will begin considering the suggested changes to the proposed rules that were made during the comment period. The Board, however, will not adopt any rules until its October meeting.

Click here to view the suggested changes to the proposed rules as of August 26, 2014 (the underlining and strike-outs in this document represent changes to the rules as proposed in the State Register)

Click here to view a memorandum explaining the changes to the proposed rules as of August 26, 2014.

Click here to view the comments submitted on the proposed rules.

The document showing the suggested changes to the proposed rules and the memorandum do not include the comments submitted on August 27, 2014, because the deadline for publishing materials for the September Board meeting was August 26th. The comments made on August 27th, however, will be presented to the Board so that they can be included in the discussion at the September meeting.

Click here to view the current rulemaking schedule. This schedule is subject to change.

Click here for supporting material for the proposed rules regarding audit and investigation procedures

Comments and questions

Although the official comment period has ended, the Board still is interested in receiving comments on the proposed rules and the suggested changes. Please send your comments to Jodi Pope, Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, 190 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155-1603; Jodi.pope@state.mn.us.

Your comment should identify the portion of the proposed expedited rules addressed and the reason for the comment. In addition, you are encouraged to propose any change desired.

If you have questions about the rulemaking process in general or this proceeding in particular, please contact Jodi Pope at Jodi.pope@state.mn.us or 651-539-1183.

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