a. When registering with the City Clerk, a political committee must provide a unique e-mail address for each of the following: the political committee, the chair, and the treasurer, except in the case of a candidate’s campaign committee for which the candidate is the committee chairman or treasurer, in which case less than three e-mail addresses may be provided.
b. Statements, designations, and reports filed with the City Clerk pursuant to State Campaign Finance Law must be electronically filed using computer programs provided by the City Clerk, by 11:59 p.m. on the day on which the statements, designations, or reports are due. Statements, designations, or reports that are filed after 11:59 p.m. on the due date are filed late and incur the penalties prescribed by law. Statements, designations, or reports submitted on Saturday, Sunday, or on a legal holiday are considered filed on the following business day and, if filed late, continue to accrue penalties until the penalties are paid, as prescribed by law.
c. For any political committee that has failed to file three consecutive campaign finance reports with the City Clerk as required by State Law, the City Clerk shall send the committee chairman and treasurer a written notice of intent to suspend the political committee.
d. The notice of intent to suspend shall state that failure of the political committee to fully comply with all filing requirements for that committee, including making any required payments, within 30 days of the date of the notice shall result in suspension of the political committee’s authority to operate in the City of Phoenix.
e. If a political committee fails to fully comply with all filing requirements within 30 days of the date of notice of intent to suspend, the City Clerk shall suspend the committee’s authority to operate in the City of Phoenix. On suspension of the political committee’s authority to operate, the City Clerk is not required to provide any further notice of delinquency to the political committee.
f. This section does not reduce or eliminate a political committee’s continuing obligation, even after suspension, to make campaign finance filings or to pay any fines, penalties, or other sanctions that may continue to accrue.
g. The suspension provisions of this section do not apply to a candidate’s campaign committee during the election cycle for which the candidate designated the committee. (Ord. No. G-5390, § 1, 2009; Ord. No. G-5737, 2012; Ord. No. G-5798, 2013)