(1) Pursuant to 13-37-229 and 13-37-232, MCA, each report required by 13-37-226, MCA, shall disclose all debts and obligations owed by a candidate or political committee. Debts and obligations shall continue to be reported so long as they remain outstanding.

(2) A candidate or political committee shall report the full name and mailing address (and occupation and principal place of business, if any) of each person to whom a debt or obligation is owed at the end of a reporting period, including the amount, date contracted, and purpose of each debt and obligation owed to each person. If the exact amount of a debt or obligation is not known, the estimated amount owed shall be reported, and the basis for the estimated amount shall be reduced to writing and retained for inspection.

(3) All invoices or billing statements must be maintained and available for inspection.

(4) If the debt or obligation is an oral agreement for services, the agreement must be contemporaneously reduced to writing at the time it is made, and must be signed by the parties and retained for inspection.

(5) A loan made to a candidate or political committee that is not repaid by the candidate or committee, including the forgiveness of any loan, becomes an in-kind contribution to the candidate or committee, see ARM 44.11.401.  

History: 13-37-114, MCA; IMP, 13-37-229, 13-37-231, 13-37-232, MCA; NEW, Eff. 1/1/76; TRANS and AMD, from 44.10.535, 2016 MAR p. 28, Eff. 1/9/16.