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12 N.J.A.R. 558

Litvack, Cathleen R.; Potter, R. William, and Tarr, Christopher S.; Election Law Enforcement Commission v
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Citation: 12 N.J.A.R. 558
Decision Date: 1989
Synopsis: The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission issued complaints against respondents alleging violations of the New Jersey Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act for failure to file campaign financing reports in a timely manner. The case was transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for a hearing. Based on stipulated facts, the administrative law judge found that the required reports were filed, but under the name 'Litrack-Potter Campaign Committee' rather than the individual names of the can- didates. Because other forms designating this committee as agent for the candidates were received late, the information in the finance reports was not available to the public before the election. The judge concluded that this constituted failure to file the finance reports in the manner required by law. Although there was no evidence of bad faith, the judge said penalties were in order and directed respondents to pay fines. Upon review, this initial decision was affirmed by the Com- mission. Judith Shaw Chamberlain, Assistant Legal Director, New Jersey Elec- tion Law Enforcement Commission, for the petitioner (Gregory E. Nagy, Legal Director) State of New Jersey 559 Christopher S. Tart, respondent, pro se, and on behalf of candidates Cathleen R. Litvack and William S. Potter
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