July Special Session, 2010
LCO No. 5966
REP. ROWE, 123rd Dist.
REP. HAMZY, 78th Dist.
REP. CAMILLO, 151st Dist.
REP. FREY, 111th Dist.
REP. GIULIANO, 23rd Dist.
REP. PISCOPO, 76th Dist.
REP. CHAPIN, 67th Dist.
REP. MILLER L. , 122nd Dist.
REP. RIGBY, 63rd Dist.
"AN ACT CONCERNING CLEAN ELECTIONS. "
After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:
"Sec. 501. Subsection (j) of section 9-705 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective January 1, 2011):
(j) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) to (i), inclusive, of this section:
(1) The initial grant that a qualified candidate committee for a candidate is eligible to receive under subsections (a) to (i), inclusive, of this section shall be reduced by the amount of any personal funds that the candidate provides for the candidate's campaign for nomination or election pursuant to subsection (c) of section 9-710;
(2) If a participating candidate is nominated at a primary and does not expend the entire grant for the primary campaign authorized under subsection (a), (b), (e) or (f) of this section or all moneys that may be received for the primary campaign under section 9-713 or 9-714, the amount of the grant for the general election campaign shall be reduced by the total amount of any such unexpended primary campaign grant and moneys; and
(3) If a participating candidate who is nominated for election does not have any opponent in the general election campaign, [the amount of the general election campaign grant for which the qualified candidate committee for said candidate shall be eligible shall be thirty per cent of the applicable amount set forth in subsections (a) to (i), inclusive] such participating candidate shall not be eligible to receive a general election campaign grant; and
(4) If the only opponent or opponents of a participating candidate who is nominated for election to an office are eligible minor party candidates or eligible petitioning party candidates and no such eligible minor party candidate's or eligible petitioning party candidate's candidate committee has received a total amount of contributions of any type that is equal to or greater than the amount of the qualifying contributions that a candidate for such office is required to receive under section 9-704 to be eligible for grants from the Citizens' Election Fund, the amount of the general election campaign grant for such participating candidate shall be sixty per cent of the applicable amount set forth in this section. "