Utahns could learn more about who is spending money on political campaigns under one of several election-law bills working their way through the House.
Under HB39, sponsored by Rep. Douglas Sagers, R-Tooele, anyone who spends more than $1,000 on an election outside of the normal contributions to campaigns or political-action committees would have to disclose the expenditure within 30 days.
"I've heard in the last couple of years of … money coming in at the last minute or funds that were never disclosed that influence campaigns," Sagers said. "I've always been troubled by that. I believe that any kind of campaign expenditure or anything that goes on in a campaign should be open and subject to public scrutiny."