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DE Campaign Finance Bill Not Heard In House

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DOVER, Del. - Elections aren't until November, but at least one bill could soon affect campaigns.

The bill was expected to be brought up for a vote will not be heard Tuesday night. It would require any candidates running for office to file additional campaign finance disclosures, adding June 30th as the end of the mandatory reporting period. All reports would then need to be sent in within 20 days of the deadline.

Currently, the law states committees must file reports on December 31st , as well as 30 days and 8 days before an election.

"It's really a matter of transparency. I think it's important for voters to know where the candidates are raising their money and who is having influence over those candidates," said Rep. Dennis Williams (D-Talleyville).

The bill is apart of a package relating to campaign finance reforms announced by Democrats last week after recent investigations of improper contributions to Gov. Jack Markell and other elected leaders.

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