Candidate Tax Disclosure Bills – April 3, 2017

Total Unique Bills in List: 38

State  Bill #  Title Description Primary Sponsors Status
AZ SB 1500 Presidential candidates, electors; tax returns Juan Jose Mendez Introduced
CA SB 149 Presidential primary elections: ballot access Michael McGuire, Scott Wiener, Miguel Santiago Introduced
CT HB 6575 AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES’ FEDERAL TAX RETURNS. To require that such candidate nominated by a political party for President or Vice President of the United States publicly disclose his or her federal tax returns for the three years immediately preceding the election for which such candidate is nominated in order for the state’s electors for President and Vice President of such political party to appear on the ballot for such election. Joint Committee on Government Administration and Elections Introduced
CT HB 6574 AN ACT CONCERNING DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES’ TAX RETURNS. To withhold ballot access from Connecticut’s presidential electors for any candidate for President of the United States who does not release federal and state tax returns for the previous five years. Michael C. D’Agostino Introduced
GA SB 255 “Transparency in Elections Act” A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Chapter 2 of Title 21 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to elections and primaries generally, so as to provide that, in order for their names to be listed on the ballot, candidates for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States shall file copies of their federal income tax returns with the Secretary of State; to provide for procedures; to provide for the posting of such returns on the website of the Secretary of State; to authorize the redaction of certain information; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Horacena E. Tate, Stephen Bradley Henson, Valencia Martin Seay, Freddie K. Powell Sims, Gloria Singleton Butler, Harold V. Jones II Introduced
HI HB 1581 Relating to Elections Requires candidates for President and Vice President of the United States to disclose their federal income tax returns in order for their names to appear on a Hawaii ballot. (HB1581 HD1) Christopher Kalani C. Lee, Thomas Michael Brower, Richard P. Creagan, Aaron Ling Johanson, Nicole E. Lowen, Angus L.K. McKelvey, Scott Y. Nishimoto, Sean Anthony Quinlan, Chris Todd Passed first chamber
HI SB 150 Relating to Elections Requires candidates for president and vice president of the United States to post their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public in order to be included on the state ballot, subject to certain conditions. Prohibits electors from voting for a candidate for president or vice president of the United States unless both candidates have posted their most recent income tax return on the Internet at least sixty days prior to and continuing through the date of the general election for free access by the public, subject to certain conditions. Takes effect on 1/7/2059. (SD1) Karl Allen Rhoads, Stanley Pai Chang Passed first chamber
IA SF 159 A bill for an act requiring federal income tax returns of candidates for president and vice president of the United States to be filed with the state commissioner of elections. Joe L. Bolkcom, Tony Bisignano, Robert E. Dvorsky, William A. Dotzler Jr., Pam Jochum, Liz Mathis, Janet Petersen, Taylor, president, elections Introduced
IL HB 780 Elec Cd-Tax Release Amends the Election Code. Provides that no candidate for President or Vice President of the United States shall appear on the official ballot if that candidate has not filed copies of all of his or her tax returns with the State Board of Elections at least 50 days prior to the general election. Defines “tax returns” to mean any tax returns filed with the federal Internal Revenue Service for the 5-year period prior to the general election. Jaime M. Andrade Jr. Introduced
IL SB 762 Elec Cd-President Tax Returns Amends the Election Code. Requires candidates for President of the United States to file with the State Board of Elections federal income tax returns for the 5 most recent tax years prior to the election by August 15 of every presidential election year. Requires the candidate to grant consent for the Board to publish the tax returns. Requires the Board to issue a certificate of compliance upon a timely filing to acknowledge receipt of the returns. Requires the Board to publish the returns for certain periods of time, with certain information redacted. Provides that any vote by an elector from the State Electoral College for a candidate that has not received a certificate of compliance is void. Allows a second vote by the Electoral College to be taken in certain circumstances, but provides that only one extra is allowed. Provides that any votes in the Electoral College for a candidate without a certificate of compliance on the second vote are forfeited. Provides that the name of a candidate for President, or his or her electors, shall not be printed on the ballot unless the candidate has received the certificate of compliance. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately. Introduced
KS HB 2303 Candidate for president; certain criteria to have name on the ballot House Committee on Elections Introduced
KY SB 253 AN ACT relating to candidates for President of the United States. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 121 to require candidates for President of the United States to file three years of income tax returns with the Registry of Election Finance; require the registry to promulgate administrative regulations to provide a release form; require the registry to place the income tax returns on its Web site; require candidates for President of the United States to file a notification and oath of declaration of compliance; require the Board of Elections to provide the oath of compliance form; prohibit any candidate from appearing on a ballot if a candidate fails to file his or her income tax returns with the board; amend KRS 118.125 to require that the presidential candidate’s federal income tax be filed with the Registry of Election Finance before the Secretary of State may place the candidate’s name on the ballot; amend KRS 118.212 to conform. Morgan McGarvey Introduced
MA SD 98 An Act restoring financial transparency in presidential elections. By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 365) of Michael J. Barrett, Denise Provost, Chris Walsh, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to restore financial transparency in presidential elections. Election Laws. Michael J. Barrett Introduced
MD HB 517 Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act Requiring specified candidates for President or Vice President of the United States to file copies of specified federal income tax returns and written consent for the disclosure of those federal income tax returns with the State Board of Elections no later than 65 days before a presidential general election; requiring the State Board to make federal income tax returns filed by candidates for President or Vice President of the United States publicly available on the State Board’s Web site; etc. Jimmy Tarlau Introduced
MD SB 358 Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act Requiring specified candidates for President or Vice President of the United States to file copies of specified federal income tax returns and written consent for the disclosure of those federal income tax returns with the State Board of Elections no later than 65 days before a presidential general election; requiring the State Board to make federal income tax returns filed by candidates for President or Vice President of the United States publicly available on the State Board’s Web site; etc. Paul G. Pinsky Introduced
MI HB 4365 Elections; candidates; presidential candidates’ prior years’ tax returns; require to be filed with secretary of state. Amends 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.1 – 168.992) by adding sec. 686c. Vanessa Guerra Introduced
MI SB 216 Elections; candidates; presidential candidates’ prior years’ tax returns; require to be filed with secretary of state. Amends 1954 PA 116 (MCL 168.1 – 168.992) by adding sec. 686c. Steven M. Bieda Introduced
MN HF 704 Presidential candidates required to disclose five years of tax returns prior to being placed on the ballot. Patrick Lee Garofalo Introduced
MN SF 358 Tax Returns Uniformly Made Public Act; presidential candidates five year tax return records disclosure requirement prior to ballot placement Dan Schoen, Ann H. Rest, Kari Dziedzic, D. Scott Dibble, Nick A. Frentz Introduced
MT HB 560 Require disclosure of tax return by candidates for office Shane A. Morigeau Failed
NJ A 4520 Requires candidates for President and Vice-President of United States to disclose federal income tax returns to appear on ballot; prohibits Electoral College electors from voting for candidates who fail to file income tax returns. John Francis McKeon, Troy E. Singleton, Paul D. Moriarty, Annette Quijano, Gordon M. Johnson, Daniel R. Benson Introduced
NJ S 3048 Requires candidates for President and Vice-President of United States to disclose federal income tax returns to appear on ballot; prohibits Electoral College electors from voting for candidates who fail to file income tax returns. Loretta L. Weinberg, Shirley K. Turner, Linda R. Greenstein, John Francis McKeon, Troy E. Singleton, Paul D. Moriarty, Annette Quijano, Gordon M. Johnson, Daniel R. Benson Passed second chamber
NM SB 118 DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TAXES Jacob R. Candelaria Introduced
NM HB 204 DISCLOSURE OF PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE TAXES Georgene Louis, Gail Chasey Introduced
NY S 26 Enacts the “tax returns uniformly made public act” Enacts the “tax returns uniformly made public act” Brad M. Hoylman Introduced
OH HB 93 Require presidential candidates to reveal tax returns Kathleen Clyde Introduced
OR SB 888 Relating to disclosure of economic information for candidates for federal office. Requires major political party candidate for President or Vice President of United States, in order to appear on primary or general election ballot and voters’ pamphlet, either to provide Secretary of State with copy of candidate’s federal income tax return for most recent year and with written consent for public disclosure of tax return or to complete and submit statement of economic interest. Ginny Burdick, Jennifer Ann Williamson Introduced
OR HB 2949 Relating to disclosure of tax returns for candidates for federal office. Requires candidate for President or Vice President of United States, in order to appear on general election ballot or in general election voters’ pamphlet, to provide Secretary of State with copy of candidate’s federal income tax returns for five years preceding year of general election and with written consent for public disclosure of tax returns. Prohibits elector in Oregon who is part of electoral college from voting for candidate who fails to provide tax returns or written consent. Margaret T. Doherty, Alissa C. Keny-Guyer Introduced
OR HB 2909 Relating to disclosure of tax returns for candidates for federal office. Requires candidate for President or Vice President of United States, in order to appear on general election ballot or in general election voters’ pamphlet, to provide Secretary of State with copy of candidate’s federal income tax returns for five years preceding year of general election and with written consent for public disclosure of tax returns. Prohibits elector in Oregon who is part of electoral college from voting for candidate who fails to provide tax returns or written consent. Introduced
PA HB 222 An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, in nomination of candidates, providing for disclosure of Federal tax returns by candidates for office of President of the United States. Timothy P. Briggs Introduced
PA SB 247 An Act amending the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1333, No.320), known as the Pennsylvania Election Code, providing for disclosure of Federal income tax returns by candidates for President and Vice President of the United States. Introduced
RI HB 5400 An Act Relating To Elections – Presidential Candidates (Requires All Candidates For United States President And Vice President File Copies Of Their Last Five (5) Years Of Federal Income Tax Returns With The State Board Of Elections No Later Than Fifty (50) Days Prior To The General Election.) Teresa Ann Tanzi, Lauren H. Carson, Evan P. Shanley, Jean Philippe Barros, Michael A. Morin Introduced
RI SB 91 An Act Relating To Elections – Presidential Candidates (Requires All Candidates For United States President And Vice President File Copies Of Their Last Five (5) Years Of Federal Income Tax Returns With The State Board Of Elections No Later Than Fifty (50) Days Prior To The General Election.) Gayle L. Goldin, Joshua Miller, Daniel DaPonte, Maryellen Goodwin, Hanna M. GalloIntroduced Gayle L. Goldin, Joshua Miller, Daniel DaPonte, Maryellen Goodwin, Hanna M. Gallo Introduced
TN HB 1127 Election Laws – As introduced, enacts the “Presidential Candidate Tax Return Disclosure Act,” which prohibits inclusion on a ballot the name of any candiate for president who has not filed the candidate’s tax returns with the secretary of state by 50 days prior to the primary or general election, as applicable. – Amends TCA Title 2. Antonio Parkinson Introduced
VA HB 2444 Presidential candidates; required statement regarding disclosure of federal tax returns. Presidential candidates; required statement regarding disclosure of federal tax returns. Mark Herbert Levine Failed
VA SB 1543 Presidential candidates; federal tax and state income tax returns required. Presidential candidates; federal tax and state income tax returns required. Jeremy Scott McPike Failed
VT H 243 An act relating to requiring a presidential candidate to disclose federal tax returns in order to be placed on the presidential primary and general election ballots. Kathleen C. Keenan Introduced
VT S 77 An act relating to requiring a presidential candidate to disclose federal tax returns in order to be placed on the presidential primary and general election ballots  

 

Rebecca A. Balint, Alison Hudnut Clarkson, Jeanette K. White Introduced