LD 677 (subjects: ELECTIONS , CANDIDATES )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=677&PID=1456&snum=127
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|3/3/2015||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.
|3/5/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.|
|4/16/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Amend the Election Laws Concerning Candidates and Nominees
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 367, as amended by PL 1995, c. 459, 31, is further amended to read:
367. Candidate withdrawal
A candidate who wishes to withdraw from an elective race shall notify the Secretary of State in writing of the candidate’s intent to withdraw. This notice must be signed by the candidate. If the reason for the withdrawal is catastrophic serious illness, the procedures set forth in section 374-A, subsection 1, paragraph B must be complied with if the candidate is to be replaced.
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA 374-A, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2011, c. 342, 12, is further amended to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA 374-A, sub- 2, as amended by PL 1993, c. 447, 5, is further amended to read:
A political committee making a replacement under this subsection shall notify the public that a meeting to select a replacement candidate under this section will be held. The notice must be made at least 3 days prior to the meeting at which the nominee will be selected and must be made through various communication media, including, but not limited to, publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the electoral district and posting on the Internet.
At least 5 residents of the electoral district who are members of the political party making the replacement nomination must be present at a meeting to select a replacement nominee. This requirement may be verified by a local city or town clerk or notary public, or by other means in accordance with rules adopted by the Secretary of State.
Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA 376, sub- 2, as amended by PL 1997, c. 436, 55, is further amended to read:
This bill makes changes to the laws governing the withdrawal and replacement of candidates for an office other than United States Senator, Representative to Congress or Governor. It amends the requirements that must be met in order for a political committee to make a replacement nomination. It requires notification of a meeting to name a replacement candidate and it requires that a minimum of 5 residents of the electoral district who are members of the political party making the replacement attend the meeting.
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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 677 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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