An Act To Ensure Responsible Operation of Political Action Committees
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §1054-B, as enacted by PL 2017, c. 98, §1, is amended to read:
§ 1054-B. Payments to Legislators by political action committees
If a Legislator is a principal officer or treasurer of a political action committee or is one of the individuals primarily responsible for raising contributions or making decisions for the political action committee, the committee may not compensate the Legislator for services provided to the committee. The committee may not make payments or distribute, loan, advance, deposit or gift money or anything of value to or compensate a business owned or operated by the Legislator. The committee may reimburse the Legislator for expenses incurred in the proper performance of the duties of the Legislator, for purchases made on behalf of the committee and for travel expenses associated with volunteering for the committee. Allowable reimbursement for expenses does not include payments from the committee that are determined by the commission to be for the purpose of personal financial enrichment of the Legislator. The funds of the committee may not be commingled with the personal funds of the Legislator or the funds of a business owned or operated by the Legislator.