Maine LD 224: An Act To Limit the Information Required To Be Printed on Municipal Referenda Ballots

LD 224 (subjects: ELECTIONS , BALLOTS )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=224&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John Picchiotti of Fairfield: (R – District 108) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

2 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 House Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS suggested and ordered printed.
On motion of Representative LUCHINI of Ellsworth, the Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook, REFERRED to the Committee on State and Local Government, in concurrence.
On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending Motion by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook to REFER to the Committee on State and Local Government , in concurrence.
Unfinished Business
2/5/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
Subsequently, On motion by Senator Willette of Aroostook REFERRED to the Committee on STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT , in concurrence.
3/24/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative MARTIN of Sinclair, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/25/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator WILLETTE of Aroostook the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Limit the Information Required To Be Printed on Municipal Referenda Ballots

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

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 2528, sub- 6, C, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, 2 and Pt. C, 106 and amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, 2; and c. 104, Pt. C, 8 and 10, is further amended to read:

C. Any question or questions required by law to be submitted to a vote shall must be printed either below the list of candidates or on a separate ballot from the ballot listing candidates. The full text of the proposal and any financial information may be printed on the ballot. If a separate ballot is used, this ballot must be a different color than the ballot listing candidates.

SUMMARY

This bill amends the laws governing municipal referenda elections to specify that only the question to the voters is required to be printed on the ballot and that the printing of the full text of the proposal and any financial information is optional.

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 224 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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