111-1-04 Name of the committee.

(A) In accordance with division (D) of section 3517.10 of the Revised Code, the name of each candidate's campaign committee shall include on the designation of treasurer form at least the last name of the candidate who authorized such committee. No committee, other than the candidate's campaign committee, shall include the name of any candidate in its name. For purposes of this definition, name includes any name under which a committee conducts activities, such as solicitations or other communications.

(B) The campaign committee authorized by the pair of candidates jointly seeking the offices of governor and lieutenant governor shall include at least the last name of each candidate authorizing the campaign committee.

(C) The name of a political action committee formed pursuant to Ohio law shall include the name of its sponsoring organization, if any. Such committee may use a clearly recognized abbreviation or acronym by which the sponsoring organization is commonly known. However, both the full names and such abbreviation or acronym shall be included on the committee's designation of treasurer form. The committee may not make contributions solely in its acronym or abbreviated name. A committee established by a corporation or labor organization which has a number of subsidiaries need not include the name of each subsidiary in its name. Similarly, a committee established by a subsidiary need not include in its name the name of its parent or another subsidiary of its parent. For purposes of this rule, sponsoring organization means a corporation, nonprofit corporation, or labor organization that establishes or administers a political action committee or a separate segregated fund pursuant to section 3517.082 of the Revised Code.

Replaces: 111-1-04

Effective: 01/17/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/15/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3517.23
Rule Amplifies: 3517.10
Prior Effective Dates: 8/23/95 (Emer), 11/21/95, 1/1/02