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Appendix N
VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES

Section 15 of the Michigan Campaign Finance Act (MCFA) grants the Secretary of State authority to recover fines and deposit the money in the general fund. In addition, it details the process of investigation and enforcement of complaints filed for alleged violations. For more information on the complaint process, please see Appendix Y.

Section 82 of MCFA specifies the effective date for penalty provisions.

Civil

  • Each Violation Is Subject To A Civil Fine of Not More Than $1,000.00
Section 15(8) - False Complaint Certificates
Section 21(13) - Committee Responsibilities
Section 22 - Treasurer/Designee Responsibilities
Section 23 - Petty Cash
Section 33(10) & (11), Section 34(7), & Section 35(6) - Incomplete/Inaccurate Reports
Section 55(9) - Renumeration for Reimbursing Contributions

Criminal

  • Felony: Punishable By Imprisonment For Not More Than 3 Years Or A Fine*, Or Both
* Maximum fine amounts variable; see specific MCFA section for details.
Section 24b(5) - Independent Expenditure Committee
Section 33(12) - Candidate Failure to File for 2 years and Balance over $20,000.00
Section 54(5) - Corporate Activity
Section 55(8) - Contributions Separate Segregated Fund
Section 66(4) - Public Funding
  • Misdemeanors: Punishable By A Fine* Or Imprisonment*, Or Both
* Maximum fine amounts and imprisonment length variable; see specific MCFA section for details.
Section 21a(5) - Candidate Legal Costs
Section 24(1) - Statement of Organization
Section 33(8) - Failure to File 2 or More Reports
Section 34(6) - Failure to File More than 7 Days (Ballot Question Committees)
Section 35(5) - Failure to File
Section 41
(1) - Cash Contributions & Expenditures
(2) - Anonymous Contribution
(3) - Contribution in Name of Another
Section 42
(1) - Intermediary
(2) - Out-of-State Contribution Certified Statement
(3) - Reporting Contributions
(4) - Automatic Contributions
Section 43 - Independent Contractors
Section 44(5) - Earmarking, Contribution Between Candidates, Bundling, Fund Raisers
Section 47(6) - Identifier
Section 50 - Honorariums
Section 51(2) - Failure to File Independent Expenditure
Section 52(9) - Contribution Limits
Section 52a(2) - Caucus Committee Contribution Limits
Section 57(4) - Public Body
Section 67(3) & Section 68(1) - Public Funding
Section 69(9) - Gubernatorial Contribution Limits
Section 71(2) - Candidate to Candidate Contribution

Other

  • Prohibit Candidate from Assuming Office

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