Maine LD 334: An Act To Improve the Maine Clean Election Act

LD 334 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGN FINANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=334&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Michael Devin of Newcastle: (D – District 90) — e-mail | Facebook

4 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/10/2015 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.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Improve the Maine Clean Election Act

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. A certified candidate, may not establish a political action committee for which the certified candidate is a principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker except as provided by this subsection. A certified candidate seeking election to the State Senate or State House of Representatives may establish and serve as the principal officer and fund-raiser for a political action committee established for the purpose of providing that certified candidate with professional development, networking and educational opportunities related to functions that a person may perform as a legislator. Expenses related to this purpose, including administrative and travel costs, consultant fees and other relevant noncampaign-related costs, may be paid for using funds raised by the political action committee. A certified candidate who serves as the principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker for a political action committee established for the purpose of providing that certified candidate with professional development, networking and educational opportunities as described in this subsection shall limit the total amount raised for the political action committee, including any funds carried over from a political action committee established during a previous election, as follows:

A. Fifteen thousand dollars for candidates for the State Senate; and
B. Seven thousand five hundred dollars for candidates for the House of Representatives.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a person certified as a Maine Clean Election Act candidate seeking election to the State Senate or State House of Representatives from establishing a political action committee or serving as a fund-raiser or principal decision maker for a political action committee unless the political action committee is established to provide the person with professional development, networking and educational opportunities related to work that person may perform as a legislator. The bill also sets limits on how much money may be raised for such a political action committee.

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 334 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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