The Center has been reporting on disclosure requirements in state legislatures since 1999, and bases its rankings on a 43-question survey that examines filing requirements, public accessibility, and enforcement procedures. Center researchers obtain answers to the survey questions by examining state statutes and disclosure forms, and interviewing state ethics officers. Survey answers are assigned a numerical value adding up to a possible 100 points; the highest scores reflect the highest degree of disclosure. (See Methodology for more information.)
42 State routinely reviews filings for accuracy and completeness either through formal audit process or informal review process?