| Session - 127th Maine Legislature
C "A", Filing Number S-192, Sponsored by
Amend the bill in section 5 by striking out all of subsection 5 (page 2, lines 18 to 26 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
Amend the bill in section 7 in subsection 7-A in paragraph A-1 in the last line (page 3, line 21 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: " election." the following: ' This paragraph does not apply to a legislative candidate who has been certified as a Maine Clean Election Act candidate under section 1125, subsection 5.'
Amend the bill by striking out all of section 8 and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 8. 21-A MRSA §1017, sub-§8, as amended by PL 2007, c. 443, Pt. A, §16, is further amended to read:
The choice must be made by the candidate for whose benefit the contributions were made.
Sec. 9. 21-A MRSA §1017, sub-§9, as amended by PL 2007, c. 443, Pt. A, §16, is repealed.
Amend the bill in section 9 in subsection 4 by striking out all of the last line (page 5, line 35 in L.D.) and inserting the following:
‘ This subsection takes effect August 1, 2011.’
Amend the bill by inserting after section 20 the following:
‘Sec. 21. 21-A MRSA §1062-A, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2013, c. 334, §31, is further amended to read:
Amend the bill in section 21 in paragraph E in the 2nd line from the end (page 9, line 30 in L.D.) by inserting after the following: " of goods" the following: ' properly reported in accordance with this chapter'
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment makes clarifying changes to the bill. It clarifies that prerecorded automated telephone calls and scripted live telephone calls that are political communications that are not paid for by a candidate must state whether the communication was authorized by the candidate. It provides that the reporting exemption in the bill that allows for an uncontested primary candidate to be exempt from certain reporting requirements when that candidate files a sworn and notarized notification with the Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices stating that the candidate will not accept contributions or make expenditures for the primary race does not apply to a Maine Clean Election Act candidate. The amendment strikes a provision in the bill that conflicts with other provisions of campaign laws regarding the termination of campaign requirements. Finally, the amendment adds a new section to the bill that provides that when a political action committee seeks a waiver of a penalty for mitigating circumstances surrounding the failure to file a report or filing a report late, the statement the committee provides does not have to be in the form of a sworn statement. This addition mirrors a section in the bill that makes the same provision for party committees and candidates when they seek a penalty waiver.
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