CHAPTER 157
CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM

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Sec. 9-701. Citizens' Election Fund.

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PROGRAM

      Sec. 9-701. Citizens' Election Fund. There is established the "Citizens' Election Fund", which shall be a separate, nonlapsing account within the General Fund. The fund may contain any moneys required by law to be deposited in the fund. Investment earnings credited to the assets of the fund shall become part of the assets of the fund. The State Treasurer shall administer the fund. All moneys deposited in the fund shall be used for the purposes of sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive. The State Elections Enforcement Commission may deduct and retain from the moneys in the fund an amount equal to the costs incurred by the commission in administering the provisions of sections 9-603, 9-624, 9-675 to 9-677, inclusive, and 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, provided such amount shall not exceed two million dollars during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2006, one million dollars during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, or two million three hundred thousand dollars during any fiscal year thereafter. Any portion of such allocation that exceeds the costs incurred by the commission in administering the provisions of sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, during the fiscal year for which such allocation is made shall continue to be available for such administrative costs incurred by the commission in succeeding fiscal years.

      (Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 2; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1, S. 97.)

      History: Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 effective January 1, 2006; June Sp. Sess. P.A. 07-1 made $1,000,000 limit on administrative costs deducted by commission applicable to fiscal year ending June 30, 2007, increased limit to $2,300,000 during any fiscal year thereafter and made technical changes, effective July 1, 2007.

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