Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 231

    January Session, 2005

Substitute Senate Bill No. 55

Senate, April 11, 2005

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through SEN. DEFRONZO of the 6th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2005

New section

Sec. 2

from passage

9-23r(a)

Sec. 3

from passage

9-450(1)

Sec. 4

January 1, 2006

9-333w

Sec. 5

January 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

New section

Sec. 7

from passage

9-242

Sec. 8

from passage

New section

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 06 $

FY 07 $

Secretary of the State

GF - Cost

See Below

See Below

Elect. Enforcement Com.

GF - Cost

Minimal

Minimal

Elect. Enforcement Com.

GF - Revenue Gain

Potential Minimal

Potential Minimal

Municipalities

Effect

FY 06 $

FY 07 $

All Municipalities

STATE MANDATE - Cost

See Below

See Below

Agent

Television/Internet Video

Radio/Internet Audio

Candidate or his committee

n Clearly identifiable image of the candidate

n Clearly readable statement identifying him and indicating that he approves the message

n Personal audio message stating “I am… (candidate’s name) and I approved this message”

n Personal audio message by the candidate indicating his name, the office he is seeking, and his approval of the message by stating “I am…(candidate’s name) and I approved this message”

Political or party committee

n Clearly identifiable image of the committee chairperson or treasurer

n Clearly readable statement identifying the committee and indicating that the committee’s campaign chairperson or treasurer approves the message

n Personal audio message stating “I am…( chairperson’s or treasurer’s name and title and committee’s name) and I approved this message”

n Personal audio message by the chairperson or treasurer indicating the committee name and that he has approved the message by stating “I am…(chairperson’s or treasurer’s name and title) and I approved this message”

 

Current Law

The Bill

Governor Issues Election Notice (Writs)

On or before May 21

On or before May 1

Notice for Delegate Selection

May 24

May 4

Delegate Selection

Between 56 days after publication of delegate selection notice and five days before the convention

The day before the convention

 

Current Law

The Bill

Governor Issues Election Notice (Writs)

After May 21

After May 1

Election Date

At least 91 days after the election notice is issued

At least 150 days after the election notice is issued

Notice of District Convention

84 days before the election

145 days before the election

Delegate Selection

Between 28 days after publication of district convention notice and 56 days before the election

Between 85 days after publication of district convention notice and 80 days before the election

Certification of Delegates

21 days preceding the primary

79 days preceding the election

District Convention Date

Between 5 days after the primary and 49 days before the election

Between 75 and 70 days before the election

Yea

19

Nay

1

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