States of Disclosure

Published — June 25, 2009

North Dakota: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

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North Dakota

Rank: 33 | Points: 58.5 | Grade: F

Secretary of State, Elections

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? Yes 1
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? No 0 Filings required only as candidates.
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? No 0 Filers not required to detail primary occupation.
Employer/business name required? Yes 2.5 Half points awarded because filers not required to name primary source of
income, only secondary source.
Employment job title required? Yes 2
Employer description required? No 0
Value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse employment information required and clear? Yes 5
Officer/director information required? Yes 4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? Yes 4
Officer/director entity name required? Yes 4
Officer/director entity description required? No 0
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? Yes 4
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? Yes 3
Investment entity name required? Yes 3
Investment entity description required? No 0
Investment value range/holding amount required? No 0
Spouse investment information required and clear? Yes 3
Client information required? No 0
Client name required? No 0
Client value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? No 0 No points awarded because filers not required to report real property
unless procduces income.
Real-property value range/amount required? No 0
Spouse real-property information required and clear? Yes 2
Spouse name required? Yes 2
Dependent name required? No 0
Financial disclosure filings in central office? No 0 Filers required to file report with county auditor in county of
residence; filings not forwarded to Secretary of State Elections Division,
which issues forms.
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? Yes 1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? Yes 1
Blank disclosure form available on Web? Yes 1
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? No 0
Late-filing penalties on the books? Yes 1 No monetary late filing fees. However, legislators file only as
candidates and if candidates do not file their name will not be on the
ballot.
Misfiling penalties on the books? Yes 1
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either
through formal audit process or informal review process?
No 0
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0

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