Public Laws

124th Legislature

First Regular Session

Parts: A B

Chapter 190

S.P. 380 - L.D. 1016


Sec. B-1. 21-A MRSA 1122, sub-7, as amended by PL 2007, c. 443, Pt. B, 2, is further amended to read:

7.Qualifying contribution. "Qualifying contribution" means a donation:
A.Of $5 in the form of a check or a money order payable to the fund , and signed by the contributor and made in support of a candidate or made over the Internet in support of a candidate according to the procedure established by the commission;
B.Made by a registered voter within the electoral division for the office a candidate is seeking and whose voter registration has been verified by the municipal registrar according to procedures established by the commission;
C.Made during the designated qualifying period; and
D.That the contributor acknowledges was made with the contributor's personal funds and in support of the candidate and was not given in exchange for anything of value and that the candidate acknowledges was obtained with the candidate's knowledge and approval and that nothing of value was given in exchange for the contribution, on forms provided by the commission.

Sec. B-2. 21-A MRSA 1125, sub-5, D-3, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 443, Pt. B, 6, is amended to read:

D-3.Not had prior requests for certification denied on the basis of substantial violations otherwise substantially violated the provisions of this chapter or chapter 13 or certification revoked under subsection 5-A, paragraphs C to G;

Sec. B-3. 21-A MRSA 1128, as enacted by IB 1995, c. 1, 17, is amended to read:

1128. Study report

By January 30, 2002 March 15, 2011 and every four 4 years after that date, the commission shall prepare for the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over legal affairs a report documenting, evaluating and making recommendations relating to the administration, implementation and enforcement of the Maine Clean Election Act and Maine Clean Election Fund.

Sec. B-4. Routine technical rules. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1126, rules adopted to establish procedures for verifying the voter registration of individuals making qualifying contributions are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.

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