Colorado SOS to Illuminate Darkest Campaign Contributions with HB 1318 – amendments suggested

Last week a substantive election bill motivated by the campaign promises of Colorado’s new Secretary of State Jena Griswold was introduced – The Clean Campaign Act Of 2019. This week House Bill 1318 moved to Appropriations on a partisan vote from the House State Veterans and Military Affairs Committee. The bill requires much more reporting of applicable contributions and their sources in substantial amounts and protects small issue and campaign committees from an excessive reporting burden. The writing of the bill matches some arcane existing statute and constitutional definitions and could be made more easy to read and understand. In this link you can find the bill and inline comments written by Harvie Branscomb with the hope that amendments will make the bill more clear.

Extensive comments inline with bill text here: