Legislation came into effect January 2013 requiring parties and constituency associations to report contributions on a quarterly basis, and contributors with contributions exceeding $250 in a quarter to be publicly disclosed. Starting in 2017 any contributor with contributions exceeding $250 on a year-to-date basis are required to be publicly disclosed. Starting in June 2018 (Q2) parties are required to include campaign period contributions in their quarterly reports.
Political third party advertisers became subject to quarterly reporting starting in 2017.
The four reporting periods are January 1 to March 31, April 1 to June 30, July 1 to September 30, and October 1 to December 31. Each report is due within 15 days after the end of the quarter.
Contributions are any money, real property or goods or services - or the use thereof - provided for the benefit of a registered political participant without returned compensation from the political participant to the donor.