Rep. Ken Clark’s HB2054 was passed unanimously this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
HB2054 requires an out-of-state nonprofit or LLC to obtain a certificate of registration to do business in Arizona before spending money for the purpose of influencing an election in Arizona.
Currently, a “foreign nonprofit corporation is prohibited from conducting affairs or maintaining a proceeding in any court in Arizona until it is granted authority to transact business in the state (A.R.S. §§ 10-11501, 10-11502). The corporation may apply for authority to conduct affairs in Arizona by delivering an application and certificate of disclosure with the ACC. The application must include a brief statement of the character of the business that the corporation initially intends to conduct in Arizona (A.R.S. § 10-11503).”
— AZ House Democrats (@AZHouseDems) March 16, 2017