The state Senate approved a House bill dealing with filing sources of income on campaign economic interest statements.
A proposal by Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Kershaw, would have forced the disclosure of the amount of the contribution. “My amendment would require that when you disclose your sources of income that you disclose the amount. And I’m happy to do ranges, I had an amendment that did ranges, cause I think that meets the need,” Sheheen said on the Senate floor Wednesday.
“There’s a big difference between a $100 and a million dollars,” said Sheheen.
Sheheen said voters need to have knowledge of where candidates money is coming from and how much they are receiving. “How can they make an intelligent decision on how you may be influenced by your income if they don’t know that,” Sheen said.
They would not have to report how much they’re paid.
The legislation is now up for final approval in the Senate.