Maine LD 15: An Act To Increase Transparency in Campaign Funding in Legislative Elections

LD 15 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGN FINANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=15&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Eric Brakey of Androscoggin: (R – District 20) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

8 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/13/2015 Senate Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/14/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Increase Transparency in Campaign Funding in Legislative Elections

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 1008, sub- 5, as enacted by IB 1995, c. 1, 6, is amended to read:

5. Maine Clean Election Act and Maine Clean Election Fund. To administer and ensure the effective implementation of the Maine Clean Election Act and the Maine Clean Election Fund according to Title 21-A, chapter 14; and

Sec. 2. 1 MRSA 1008, sub- 6, as amended by PL 2005, c. 301, 1, is further amended to read:

6. Enhanced monitoring. To provide for enhanced monitoring and enforcement of election practices and the electronic submission of reports and computerized tracking of campaign, election and lobbying information under the commission’s jurisdiction . ; and

Sec. 3. 1 MRSA 1008, sub- 7 is enacted to read:

7. Online campaign finance information. To provide campaign finance information for legislative elections on a publicly accessible website, including all contributions and independent expenditures used to support or oppose a candidate, sorted by candidate and district.

SUMMARY

This bill requires the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to provide campaign finance information for legislative elections on a publicly accessible website, including all contributions and independent expenditures used to support or oppose a candidate, sorted by candidate and district.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 15 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
The Open Maine Politics website is in a beta release and results should not be taken as definitive. Please visit the official website of the Maine State Legislature for entirely verifiable information.

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