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124th Legislature

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Chapter 213

H.P. 274 - L.D. 353

PART NNNN

Sec. NNNN-1. Funding reduced for Maine Clean Election Act legislative candidates. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, chapter 14, the amount distributed to certified legislative candidates by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Clean Election Act during the 2010 election cycle must be 5% less than the amount distributed to certified candidates by the commission during the 2008 election cycle.

Sec. NNNN-2. Funding reduced for Maine Clean Election Act gubernatorial candidates. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount distributed to certified gubernatorial candidates by the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices pursuant to the Maine Clean Election Act during the 2010 election cycle must be 5% less than the amount that would be distributed pursuant to the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1125, subsection 8.

Sec. NNNN-3. Seed money contributions. Notwithstanding the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 21-A, section 1125, subsection 2, certified gubernatorial and legislative candidates during the 2010 election cycle may raise an additional amount of seed money to cover the 5% reduction in distributions described in sections 1 and 2. The Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices shall establish rules and procedures to implement this Part. Rules adopted in accordance with this Part are routine technical rules as defined in Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A. The rules must address the collection of seed money to cover the reductions in Maine Clean Election Act funding for certified candidates during the 2010 election cycle. The commission shall publish the adopted rules and procedures on its publicly accessible website and in a guidebook distributed to certified candidates.

Sec. NNNN-4. Transfer of funds from Maine Clean Election Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Controller shall transfer $363,930 on or before June 30, 2010 and $121,310 on or before June 30, 2011 from the Maine Clean Election Fund, Other Special Revenue Funds account to the unappropriated surplus of the General Fund.

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