North Carolina: Legislative financial disclosure ranking

North Carolina

Rank: 18     |     Points: 71     |     Grade: C

State Ethics Commission

Question Answer Points Notes
Requires financial disclosure filing? Yes 1
Requires complete financial disclosure filing (no update)? No 0 Change from 2006: Update filing now allowed.
Requires financial disclosure filing annually? Yes 1 Change from 2006: Annual filing now required.
Requires complete financial disclosure filing for candidates? Yes 1
Employment information required? Yes 5
Employment information not narrowly defined? Yes 5
Employer/business name required? Yes 5
Employment job title required? Yes 2 Change from 2006: Job title now required.
Employer description required? No 0 Change from 2006: Employer description no longer required.
Value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse employment information required and clear? Yes 5
Officer/director information required? Yes 4
Officer/director information not narrowly defined? Yes 4
Officer/director entity name required? Yes 4
Officer/director entity description required? Yes 1 Change from 2006: Half point awarded because description of officer/director entity only required for nonprofit positions.
Spouse officer/director information required and clear? Yes 4
Investment information required? Yes 3
Investment information not narrowly defined? No 0 Change from 2006: Threshold triggering disclosure went up to $10,000 from $5,000.
Investment entity name required? Yes 3
Investment entity description required? No 0
Investment value range/holding amount required? No 0
Spouse investment information required and clear? Yes 3
Client information required? Yes 2
Client name required? Yes 2
Client value range/income amount required? No 0
Spouse client information required and clear? No 0 Change from 2006: No spouse client information required.
Real-property information required? Yes 2
Real-property information not narrowly defined? No 0 Change from 2006: Threshold triggering disclosure went up to $10,000 from $5,000.
Real-property value range/amount required? No 0
Spouse real-property information required and clear? Yes 2 Change from 2006: Spouse is now clearly indicated.
Spouse name required? Yes 2
Dependent name required? Yes 1
Financial disclosure filings in central office? Yes 1
Lawmakers not forwarded reviewer information? Yes 1
In-person appearance not required to obtain filings? Yes 1
Copy fees less than 50 cents per page? Yes 1
Blank disclosure form available on Web? Yes 1 Change from 2006: Blank disclosure form now available on the Web.
Disclosure filings available electronically or on the Web in any format? No 0
Late-filing penalties on the books? Yes 1
Misfiling penalties on the books? Yes 1 Change from 2006: Misfiling penalty now in place.
State has auditing authority? Yes 1
State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either through formal audit process or informal review process? Yes 1 Change from 2006: State now routinely reviews filings.
State published list of delinquent filers on Web or in printed document? No 0