Roles and Responsibilities
The Campaign Finance
and Public Disclosure Board was established by the state legislature
in 1974 and charged with the administration of the Ethics in Government
Act, Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 10A The Board's four major programs
are campaign finance registration and disclosure, public subsidy administration,
lobbyist registration and disclosure, and economic interest disclosure
by public officials. The Board has six members, appointed by the Governor
on a bi-partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The appointments
must be confirmed by a three-fifths vote of the members of each house
of the legislature.
The Board's mission
is to promote public confidence in state government decision-making
through development, administration, and enforcement of disclosure and
public financing programs which will ensure public access to and understanding
of information filed with the Board.
Board Goals and Objectives
Facilitate easier and more universal compliance with the Ethics in Government Act, M.
S. Ch. 10A
Provide fair and consistent enforcement of the Ethics in Government Act
Help citizens become better informed about public issues related to the Ethics in