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211A.05 FAILURE TO FILE STATEMENT.
    Subdivision 1. Penalty. A candidate who intentionally fails to file a report required by
section 211A.02 is guilty of a misdemeanor. The treasurer of a committee formed to promote
or defeat a ballot question who intentionally fails to file a report required by section 211A.02 is
guilty of a misdemeanor. Each candidate or treasurer of a committee formed to promote or defeat
a ballot question shall certify to the filing officer that all reports required by section 211A.02
have been submitted to the filing officer or that the candidate or committee has not received
contributions or made disbursements exceeding $750 in the calendar year. The certification shall
be submitted to the filing officer no later than seven days after the general or special election. The
secretary of state shall prepare blanks for this certification. An officer who issues a certificate
of election to a candidate who has not certified that all reports required by section 211A.02
have been filed is guilty of a misdemeanor.
    Subd. 2. Notice of failure to file. If a candidate or committee fails to file a report on the
date it is due, the filing officer shall immediately notify the candidate or committee of the failure
to file. If a report is not filed within ten days after the notification is mailed, the filing officer
shall file a complaint under section 211B.32.
History: 1988 c 578 art 2 s 5; 1989 c 291 art 1 s 31; 2004 c 277 s 3