Title 21, Chapter 5, Section 40
As used in this article, the term:
(1) "Affiliated committees" means any two or more political
committees (including a separate segregated fund) established,
financed, maintained, or controlled by the same corporation, labor
organization, person, or group of persons, including any parent,
subsidiary, branch, division, department, or local unit thereof.
(2) "Affiliated corporation" means with respect to any corporation
any other corporation related thereto: as a parent corporation; as
a subsidiary corporation; as a sister corporation; by common
ownership or control; or by control of one corporation by the
(3) "Corporation" means any business or nonprofit corporation
organized under the laws of this state, any other state, or the
(4) "Election year" shall be construed and applied separately for
each elective office and means for each elective office the
calendar year during which a regular or special election to fill
such office is held.
(4.1) "Nonelection year" shall be construed and applied separately
for each elective office and means for each elective office any
calendar year during which there is no regular or special election
to fill such office.
(5) "Person" means an individual.
(6) "Political committee" means: (A) any partnership, committee,
club, association, organization, party caucus of the House of
Representatives or the Senate, or similar entity (other than a
corporation) or any other group of persons or entities which makes
a contribution; or (B) any separate segregated fund.
(6.1) "Political party" means any political party as that term is defined in paragraph (25) of Code Section 21-2-2, as amended; provided, however, that for purposes of this article, local, state, and national committees shall be separate political parties.
(6.2) "Public office" means the office of each elected public officer as specified in paragraph (15) of Code Section 21-5-3.
(7) "Separate segregated fund" means a fund which is established,
administered, and used for political purposes by a corporation,
labor organization, membership organization, or cooperative and to
which the corporation, labor organization, membership
organization, or cooperative solicits contributions.