Posted: Jul 12, 2013 7:59 PM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
HELENA - The "Stop Dark Money Montana" ballot campaign has submitted draft language to the Secretary of State's office for approval.
Campaign organizers are calling it the "Sunshine in Political Spending Act."
According to the language, "it is not intended to limit or chill speech" but instead "fight corruption" by cracking down on dark money.
"Dark money refers to money spent on political ads where the donors are not disclosed to the public," the ballot language states. "[This initiative] eliminates dark money by requiring transparency in political spending."
The bill would require dark money groups to disclose their top ten donors.
The Secretary of State and the Attorney General must approve the language before the campaign can start collecting signatures. They need 24,000 signatures to qualify for the November 2014 ballot.