CHAPTER 150

ELECTIONS: CAMPAIGN FINANCING

Table of Contents

Secs. 9-333 to 9-333y. Transferred

Secs. 9-334 to 9-343. Forms for statements. Definitions. Principal campaign treasurer and campaign treasurers, appointment, duties. Contributions. Filing of statements and reports, fee. Contributions or expenditures by: Stock corporations and other business organizations to candidates, parties, committees, organizations, political committees established by organizations, individuals, party committees and ongoing political committees, candidate committees, political committees formed solely to aid or promote success or defeat of a constitutional amendment or referendum question. Statement of organization by political committees, filing, contents. Regulation of campaign expenditures, generally.

Sec. 9-344. Transferred

Secs. 9-345 and 9-346. Penalties. Powers of state referees and judges.

Secs. 9-346a and 9-346b. Transferred

Secs. 9-347 to 9-348dd. Preservation of testimony and securing of witnesses. Expenses of inquiry. Application of provisions. Formation of committees; designation and responsibilities of campaign treasurer and deputy treasurer; appointment and responsibilities of solicitor. Contributions. Deposit of contributions; anonymous contributions, disposition. Authorization of expenditures; liability for debt incurred; election day expenditures. Payment of authorized political expenses by checks of authorized banks, petty cash fund, reimbursement of committee workers for authorized expenditures from personal funds; preservation of records. Payment of permitted expenses by campaign treasurers; charitable and memorial contributions; honorariums for elected officials prohibited. Statements and reports required of campaign treasurers, generally; disposition of surpluses. Who may contribute for political purposes. Payment of election contest expenses. Acts prohibited as corrupt practices. Penalty. Forms, distribution, town clerk’s fee. Testimonial affairs limited. Principal campaign treasurer for each candidate and campaign treasurer for each committee, duties. Committees: Party; political, organized for ongoing political activities; political, established by organizations, generally. Contributions from joint bank accounts. Limit on contributions to candidates by individuals; unlimited expenditures by individuals permitted. Limits on contributions to committees by individuals. Limitation on campaign contributions and expenditures; expenditures defined. Expenditures by candidate on behalf of his own campaign, reimbursement of candidate by campaign treasurer for certain expenses. Political advertising.


Secs. 9-333 to 9-333y. Transferred to Chapter 155, Secs. 9-600 to 9-623, inclusive.

Secs. 9-334 to 9-343. Forms for statements. Definitions. Principal campaign treasurer and campaign treasurers, appointment, duties. Contributions. Filing of statements and reports, fee. Contributions or expenditures by: Stock corporations and other business organizations to candidates, parties, committees, organizations, political committees established by organizations, individuals, party committees and ongoing political committees, candidate committees, political committees formed solely to aid or promote success or defeat of a constitutional amendment or referendum question. Statement of organization by political committees, filing, contents. Regulation of campaign expenditures, generally. Sections 9-334 to 9-343, inclusive, are repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 1156–1161, 1163–65; 1953, S. 811d–820d; 1957, P.A. 400, S. 1–3; 1961, P.A. 15; 263; 517, S. 74; 1963, P.A. 473; 1967, P.A. 592, S. 17–25; 1971, P.A. 736, S. 1; 844, S. 1; 1972, P.A. 67; P.A. 73-61, S. 1; P.A. 74-183, S. 184, 291; 74-189, S. 2–9, 24; 74-213, S. 5, 9; 74-338, S. 81, 83, 94; P.A. 75-273, S. 1, 3; 75-571, S. 2–12, 33, 34; P.A. 76-154, S. 1; 76-157, S. 1, 2; 76-275, S. 6, 9; 76-435, S. 14, 82; P.A. 77-158; 77-201, S. 1, 2; 77-471, S. 1, 4; 77-583, S. 1; P.A. 79-616, S. 1, 2, 24; 79-620, S. 2; P.A. 80-272, S. 1, 2; 80-281, S. 16–19; 80-432, S. 2, 3; P.A. 81-325, S. 1; 81-357, S. 1–12, 27; 81-360, S. 1, 4; 81-395, S. 1–3, 9; 81-434, S. 2, 3; 81-472, S. 8, 159; P.A. 82-39, S. 1–3, 6–8, 12; 82-54, S. 1, 6, 9; 82-122, S. 1, 2; 82-247, S. 13, 14; 82-472, S. 171, 172, 183; P.A. 83-336, S. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6; 83-560, S. 1, 6; P.A. 84-437, S. 2, 4; 84-511, S. 8, 15; P.A. 85-270, S. 1, 2, 7; 85-598, S. 1, 2, 8, 10; P.A. 86-99, S. 33, 34; 86-240, S. 1, 2, 11, 12.)

Sec. 9-344. Transferred to Chapter 151, Sec. 9-364a.

Secs. 9-345 and 9-346. Penalties. Powers of state referees and judges. Sections 9-345 and 9-346 are repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 1167, 1170; 1953, S. 822d, 823d; 1961, P.A. 517, S. 97; 1972, P.A. 31; P.A. 74-183, S. 185, 291; 74-213, S. 6, 9; P.A. 75-571, S. 33, 34; P.A. 76-436, S. 351, 681; P.A. 86-99, S. 33, 34.)

Secs. 9-346a and 9-346b. Transferred to Chapter 155, Secs. 9-624 and 9-625.

Secs. 9-347 to 9-348dd. Preservation of testimony and securing of witnesses. Expenses of inquiry. Application of provisions. Formation of committees; designation and responsibilities of campaign treasurer and deputy treasurer; appointment and responsibilities of solicitor. Contributions. Deposit of contributions; anonymous contributions, disposition. Authorization of expenditures; liability for debt incurred; election day expenditures. Payment of authorized political expenses by checks of authorized banks, petty cash fund, reimbursement of committee workers for authorized expenditures from personal funds; preservation of records. Payment of permitted expenses by campaign treasurers; charitable and memorial contributions; honorariums for elected officials prohibited. Statements and reports required of campaign treasurers, generally; disposition of surpluses. Who may contribute for political purposes. Payment of election contest expenses. Acts prohibited as corrupt practices. Penalty. Forms, distribution, town clerk’s fee. Testimonial affairs limited. Principal campaign treasurer for each candidate and campaign treasurer for each committee, duties. Committees: Party; political, organized for ongoing political activities; political, established by organizations, generally. Contributions from joint bank accounts. Limit on contributions to candidates by individuals; unlimited expenditures by individuals permitted. Limits on contributions to committees by individuals. Limitation on campaign contributions and expenditures; expenditures defined. Expenditures by candidate on behalf of his own campaign, reimbursement of candidate by campaign treasurer for certain expenses. Political advertising. Sections 9-347 to 9-348dd, inclusive, are repealed.

(1949 Rev., S. 1168, 1169; 1953, S. 824d. 825d; 1967, P.A. 592, S. 1–15; 1971, P.A. 161, S. 1; 736, S. 2; 844, S. 2; 1972, P.A. 32; P.A. 73-61, S. 2; 73-604; P.A. 74-183, S. 186, 291; 74-189, S. 1, 11–24; 74-198, S. 1–6; 74-202, S. 1–7; 74-213, S. 7, 9; 74-338, S. 79, 80, 82, 83, 94; P.A. 75-273, S. 2, 3; 75-482, S. 1–5; 75-506, S. 1, 2; 75-571, S. 13–31, 33, 34; P.A. 76-154, S. 2, 3; 76-156, S. 1, 2; 76-264, S. 1–3; 76-270, S. 1, 2; 76-275, S. 1–5, 7, 9; P.A. 77-58; 77-64; 77-180; 77-471, S. 2, 3; 77-583, S. 2; 77-604, S. 57, 84; P.A. 78-51; 78-153, S. 31, 32; 78-280, S. 2, 16, 17, 127; P.A. 79-351; 79-377, S. 1, 2; 79-381, S. 1–4; 79-438; 79-616, S. 3, 4, 24; 79-620, S. 1; 79-631, S. 99, 111; P.A. 80-212, S. 2–4; 80-223; 80-271, S. 1–3; 80-281, S. 20–27, 31; 80-289, S. 1, 2; 80-483, S. 35, 186; P.A. 81-325, S. 2–16; 81-357, S. 13–27; 81-360, S. 2–4; 81-395, S. 4, 5, 8, 9; 81-467, S. 6, 8; 81-472, S. 121, 159; P.A. 82-39, S. 4, 5, 9–12; 82-54, S. 2–5, 7–9; 82-426, S. 8, 14; 82-472, S. 28, 183; P.A. 83-336, S. 5, 6; 83-410; 83-560, S. 2–6; P.A. 84-192, S. 1–3; 84-511, S. 9–15; P.A. 85-270, S. 3–7; 85-598, S. 3–7, 10; 85-613, S. 21, 154; P.A. 86-99, S. 33, 34; 86-240, S. 3, 4, 11, 12.)