Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia State Election Commission has filed a proposed legislative rule that would regulate the Supreme Court of Appeals Public Campaign Financing Pilot Program, which passed the Legislature during the 2010 regular session.
The proposed legislative rule impacts voters and candidates who run, or who explore the possibility of running, for the two State Supreme Court seats that will be contested in 2012. People and associations who will make independent expenditures relating to the Supreme Court election are also impacted by the rule.
The proposed legislative rule can be seen here
Written comments may be filed with the State Election Commission before 5:00 PM on Monday, July 19, 2010. Comments can be mailed to:
State Election Commission
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
A public hearing to receive oral comments will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, July 15, 2010 in the Governor’s Press Conference Room in the Secretary of State’s Office.
Following the conclusion of the public comment period, a final version will be submitted by the SEC for legislative rule making process. The State Legislature will ultimately determine the final version of the rule.