Maine LD 174: An Act To Restrict the Raising of Money by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates

LD 174 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGN FINANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=174&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Wayne Parry of Arundel: (R – District 10) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator COLLINS of York , REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
5/19/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-147)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/20/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-147) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-147), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/26/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/27/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 174 as originally introduced. L.D. 174 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-147) .

An Act To Restrict the Raising of Money by Maine Clean Election Act Candidates

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

Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 1125, sub- 6-F is enacted to read:

6-F. Participation in political action committees. During the period of time 12 months before becoming a certified candidate and while a certified candidate, a person may not establish or participate in the activities of a political action committee for which the person is a principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a Maine Clean Election Act candidate from establishing or participating in the activities of a political action committee for which the candidate is a principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker. This prohibition also applies to the 12 months preceding certification as a Maine Clean Election Act candidate.

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 174 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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