Maine LD 532: An Act To Prohibit Maine Clean Election Act Candidates from Accepting Special Interest Money through a Political Party or Political Action Committee

LD 532 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CAMPAIGN FINANCE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=532&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
2/26/2015 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.
2/26/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/14/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Prohibit Maine Clean Election Act Candidates from Accepting Special Interest Money through a Political Party or Political Action Committee

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 or party committees. A certified candidate may not establish a political action committee of which the candidate is a principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker or act as a decision maker for a party committee with regard to independent expenditures of the committee in support of the election or defeat of a candidate for Governor, State Senate or State House of Representatives.

SUMMARY

This bill prohibits a certified candidate under the Maine Clean Election Act from establishing a political action committee of which the person is a principal officer, fund-raiser or decision maker. A certified candidate is also prohibited from acting as a decision maker for a party committee with regard to independent expenditures in support of the election or defeat of a candidate for Governor, State Senate or State House of Representatives.

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 532 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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