Maine LD 298: An Act To Require Political Action Committees To Report the Receipt of Paid Services Received from State Agencies

LD 298 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGN FINANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=298&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Ronald Collins of York: (R – District 34) — e-mail | Facebook

0 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 Senate Reported by Senator COLLINS of York for the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 1, section 1009.
Report READ and ACCEPTED.
On motion by Senator Collins of York REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/10/2015 House Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS and ordered printed pursuant to Joint Rule 218.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED. READ ONCE Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
4/2/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
4/7/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
4/9/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
On OBJECTION of Representative FREDETTE of Newport REMOVED.
Report was READ and ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 21
(Yeas 81 – Nays 62 – Absent 8 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
TOMORROW ASSIGNED FOR SECOND READING.
4/14/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.

READ the Second Time.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED.

In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/21/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
5/5/2015 Senate LD 298 In Senate, May 5, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 15 IN FAVOR and 19 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill not become law and the VETO was SUSTAINED.

Bill Text

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An Act To Require Political Action Committees To Report the Receipt of Paid Services Received from State Agencies

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

Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 1052, sub- 3, D, as amended by PL 2011, c. 389, 28, is further amended to read:

D. The payment, by any person or , organization or state governmental agency or authority, of compensation for the personal services of other persons provided to a political action committee that is used by the political action committee to initiate or influence a campaign.

summary

Under current law, when nonprofit corporations or commercial entities compensate their employees to provide services to a political action committee, the committee is required to report the services as a contribution. The bill requires that political action committees also report the receipt of services paid for by state agencies.

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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.


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This information about LD 298 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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