Contributions from a Corporation or Labor Organization Supporting or Opposing Ballot Issues - Form 30-B-1
This form is used when a corporation or labor organization makes a contribution directly from its treasury to a ballot issue or levy committee. The contribution may be either monetary or inkind.
The 30-B-1 form is filed with the secretary of state for statewide issues. If the ballot issue is not a statewide issue, the form is filed with the appropriate county board(s) of elections. [R.C. 3517.11(A), 3599.03(C)].
The corporation or labor organization is responsible for filing this form when required.
The Receiving Committee block should reflect the ballot issue committee information.
If the contribution was in-kind, a description of the item or service should be placed in the Cash, Check, Item or Service block.
If the contribution was monetary, cash or check should be indicated.
The Date block should be completed with six digits. For example, March 9, 2005, would appear as 03 09 05.
The State block should be completed with the U.S. Post Office's standard two-letter abbreviation. For example, Ohio would appear as OH.
A pre-election filing is due by 4 p.m. 12 days before an election if $1,000 or more in money or benefits was contributed by the 20th day before the election.
A post-election filing is due by 4 p.m. 38 days after the election if:
1. Money or benefits were contributed totaling less than $1,000 by the 20th day before the election and no pre-election filing was made; or
2. Any money or benefits were contributed between the 20th day before the election and the 31st day after the election.
If a PAC sponsored by a corporation or labor organization makes the contribution rather than the corporation or labor organization itself, the expenditure should appear in a PAC report, not on this form.
If a political contributing entity (PCE) makes a contribution, the expenditure should appear on the PCE report, not on this form.
The form may be signed by any member of the corporation or labor organization.