Thursday, May 1, 2014

I'm shocked, mind you, shocked!!!

JJ just checked with the clerk's office in Jackson and guess what?

The Citizens for Decency PAC has NOT filed any registration papers as required by law. 

District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith should investigate.  He did endorse Octavian so let's see what he does.  Hmmm...... could the city itself prosecute? Interesting question.  Who wants to take a stab at that one?


Anonymous said...

This would be Dilbert's responsibility.

Anonymous said...

I like what 6:50 said. And it should be done.

Anonymous said...

KF, was reading codes (23-15-803, 805, 807, 801, 811, 813) and this is what I see

23-15-801. Definitions
(c) “Political committee” shall mean any committee, party, club, association, political action committee, campaign committee or other groups of persons or affiliated organizations which receives contributions aggregating in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) during a calendar year or which makes expenditures aggregating in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200) during a calendar year for the purpose of influencing or attempting to influence the action of voters for or against the nomination for election, or election, of one or more candidates, or balloted measures and shall, in addition, include each political party registered with the Secretary of State.
(f)(i) “Expenditure” shall include any purchase, payment, distribution, loan, advance, deposit, gift of money or anything of value, made by any person or political committee for the purpose of influencing any balloted measure or election for elective office; and a written contract, promise, or agreement to make an expenditure;
(ii) “Expenditure” shall not include any news story, commentary or editorial distributed through the facilities of any broadcasting station, newspaper, magazine, or other periodical publication, unless such facilities are owned or controlled by any political party, political committee, or candidate; or nonpartisan activity designed to encourage individuals to vote or to register to vote;

23-15-803. Registration of political committee
(a) Statements of organization. Each political committee shall file a statement of organization no later than ten (10) days after receipt of contributions aggregating in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), or no later than ten (10) days after having made expenditures aggregating in excess of Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00).

23-15-811. Penalties.
23-15-813. Civil penalty for failure to file campaign finance disclosure report; notice to candidate of failure to file; assessment of penalty by Secretary of State; hearing; appeal
(e) If, after twenty (20) calendar days of the date upon which a campaign finance disclosure report is due, a candidate or political committee identified in paragraph (a) of this section shall not have filed a valid report with the Secretary of State, the Secretary of State shall notify the Attorney General of those candidates and political committees who have not filed a valid report, and the Attorney General shall thereupon prosecute the delinquent candidates and political committees.

RaouL kNave said...

One week they refer to Brother Kali as Kali Williams and the next week he is Kali Akuno. Are those best practices Donner?

Anonymous said...

One week they refer to Brother Kali as Kali Williams...

I'm wondering if this guy has ever gone to a really nice picnic and someone comes up and asks:

"Have another melon, Kali baby?

Anonymous said...

Sorry 6:50 and 10:01 - Dilbert has no authority here. Granted, he would love to have this authority, and any other he can get. But while the filing and noticing of these matters is under his control, prosecution is not.

RSS has the authority, and of course our allustrous AG evidently can prosecute since he has done it once before (a poor repub in NE MS who had the audacity to challenge the state dem party chairman.)

Dilbert will pontificate, prance and dance, but in the end its much ado about nothing from his perch.

Anonymous said...

Think again. The statute says the Secretary of State gets the ball rolling by notifying the AG of candidates and PACs not in compliance, and the AG thereafter "shall prosecute" the delinquent parties. Sounds to me like Hoseman can report the delinquency, and the AG is required to prosecute - there is no statutory discretion.

So, let's see if Hoseman reports this for prosecution. I agree he is likely to prance and dance, but not do anything about it. If so, it his his fault these guys don't get prosecuted.

6:50 said...

"Dilbert has no authority", 5:56?

Anonymous said...

The Attorney General is the chief law enforcement officer of the state, but the Governor has the most important executive role in law and leadership. He can direct or encourage any state official to do anything to insure that the laws of the state are executed properly. The state brass take their cues from him with the exception of Mr. Chaney of the Insurance Commission.

Anonymous said...

So your saying Frontier Phil should pressure Hoseman to refer them for prosecution? That would be ironic. . . . .

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