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§6B-2-7. Financial disclosure statement; contents.
The financial disclosure statement required under this article shall contain the following information:

(1) The name, residential and business addresses of the person filing the statement and all names under which the person does business.

(2) The name and address of each employer of the person.

(3) The name and address of each business in which the person filing the statement has or had in the last year an interest of ten thousand dollars at fair market value or five percent ownership interest, if that interest is valued at more ten thousand dollars.

(4) The identification, by category, of every source of income over one thousand dollars received during the preceding calendar year, in his or her own name or by any other person for his or her use or benefit, by the person filing the statement and a brief description of the nature of the services for which the income was received. This subdivision does not require a person filing the statement who derives income from a business, profession or occupation to disclose the individual sources and items of income that constitute the gross income of that business, profession or occupation nor does this subdivision require a person filing the statement to report the source or amount of income derived by his or her spouse.

(5) If the person, profited or benefitted in the year prior to the date of filing from a contract for the sale of goods or services to a state, county, municipal or other local governmental agency either directly or through a partnership, corporation or association in which the person owned or controlled more than ten percent, the person shall describe the nature of the goods or services and identify the governmental agencies which purchased the goods or services.

(6) Each interest group or category listed below doing business in this state with which the person filing the statement, did business or furnished services and from which the person received more than twenty percent of his or her gross income during the preceding calendar year. The groups or categories are electric utilities, gas utilities, telephone utilities, water utilities, cable television companies, interstate transportation companies, intrastate transportation companies, oil or gas retail companies, banks, savings and loan associations, loan or finance companies, manufacturing companies, surface mining companies, deep mining companies, mining equipment companies, chemical companies, insurance companies, retail companies, beer, wine or liquor companies or distributors, recreation related companies, timbering companies, hospitals or other health care providers, trade associations, professional associations, associations of public employees or public officials, counties, cities or towns, labor organizations, waste disposal companies, wholesale companies, groups or associations promoting gaming or lotteries, advertising companies, media companies, race tracks and promotional companies.

(7) The names of all persons, excluding that person's immediate family, parents or grandparents residing or transacting business in the state to whom the person filing the statement, owes, on the date of execution of this statement in the aggregate in his or her own name or in the name of any other person more than five thousand dollars: Provided, That nothing herein shall require the disclosure of a mortgage on the person's primary and secondary residences or of automobile loans on automobiles maintained for the use of the person's immediate family, or of a student loan, nor shall this section require the disclosure of debts which result from the ordinary conduct of the person's business, profession, or occupation or of debts of the person filing the statement to any financial institution, credit card company, or business, in which the person has an ownership interest: Provided, however, That the previous proviso shall not exclude from disclosure loans obtained pursuant to the linked deposit program provided for in article one-a, chapter twelve of this code or any other loan or debt incurred which requires approval of the state or any of its political subdivisions.

(8) The names of all persons except immediate family members, parents and grandparents residing or transacting business in the state (other than a demand or savings account in a bank, savings and loan association, credit union or building and loan association or other similar depository) who owes on the date of execution of this statement more, in the aggregate, than five thousand dollars to the person filing the statement, either in his or her own name or to any other person for his or her use or benefit. This subdivision does not require the disclosure of debts owed to the person filing the statement which debts result from the ordinary conduct of the person's business, profession or occupation or of loans made by the person filing the statement to any business in which the person has an ownership interest.

(9) The source of each gift, including those described in subdivision (2), subsection (c), section five of this article, having a value of over one hundred dollars, received from a person having a direct and immediate interest in a governmental activity over which the person filing the statement has control, shall be reported by the person filing the statement when such gift is given to said person in his or her name or for his or her use or benefit during the preceding calendar year: Provided, That, effective from passage of the amendments to this section enacted during the First Extraordinary Session of the Legislature in two thousand five, any person filing a statement required to be filed pursuant to this section on or after the first day of January, two thousand five, is not required to report those gifts described in subdivision (2), subsection (c), section five of this article that are otherwise required to be reported under section four, article three of this chapter: Provided, however, That gifts received by will or by virtue of the laws of descent and distribution, or received from one's spouse, child, grandchild, parents or grandparents, or received by way of distribution from an inter vivos or testamentary trust established by the spouse or child, grandchild, or by an ancestor of the person filing the statement are not required to be reported. As used in this subdivision, any series or plurality of gifts which exceeds in the aggregate the sum of one hundred dollars from the same source or donor, either directly or indirectly, and in the same calendar year shall be regarded as a single gift in excess of that aggregate amount.

(10) The signature of the person filing the statement.