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Commission revises adequate and inadequate purpose of disbursement list for disclosure reports

July 5, 2017

All political committees must keep a record of each disbursement that they make, including a brief but specific description of why the disbursement was made, such as “dinner expense,” or “postage.” The Commission recently updated its non-exhaustive list of purpose of disbursement descriptions that the Commission considers either adequate or inadequate, based on the level of detail that the descriptions provide. As a general rule, the Commission advises that a committee treasurer should consider whether a person not associated with the committee could easily discern why the disbursement was made by reading the name of the recipient and the purpose.