Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 224

    February Session, 2010

Substitute House Bill No. 5021

House of Representatives, March 31, 2010

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through REP. SPALLONE of the 36th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

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

Section 1

from passage

9-700

Sec. 2

from passage

9-702

Sec. 3

from passage

9-704

Sec. 4

from passage

9-705

Sec. 5

from passage

New section

Sec. 6

from passage

9-706

Sec. 7

from passage

9-701

Sec. 8

from passage

9-703

Sec. 9

from passage

9-707

Sec. 10

from passage

9-708

Sec. 11

from passage

9-711(a)

Sec. 12

from passage

9-712(b)

Sec. 13

from passage

9-716

Sec. 14

from passage

9-601a

Sec. 15

from passage

Repealer section

GAE

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 10 $

FY 11 $

FY 12 $

Elect. Enforcement Com.

GF - Savings

300,000 - 500,000

2,700,000 - 4,500,000

100,000

Candidate for

Individual Supplemental QC Limit

Primary Campaign

(Major Party Candidates Only)

General Election Campaign

Maximum Aggregate Supplemental QCs

Maximum Supplemental Grant*

Maximum Aggregate Supplemental QCs

Maximum Supplemental Grant*

Governor

$500

$312,500

$937,500

750,000

2,250,000

Other statewide offices

250

60,000

180,000

125,000

375,000

State senator

100

4,167

12,500

10,167

30,500

State senator, party-dominant district**

100

9,000

27,000

N/A

N/A

State senator, special election

(75% of primary or general election amounts)

100

3,125

9,375

7,625

22,875

State representative

100

1,167

3,500

3,000

9,000

State representative, party-dominant district**

100

3,000

9,000

N/A

N/A

State representative, special election

(75% of primary or general election amounts)

100

875

2,625

2,250

6,750

OPPOSED

UNOPPOSED

    A participating candidate is opposed when he or she is nominated for election and:

    1. another major party endorses a candidate to run against him or her;

    2. another major party candidate qualifies to run in the same race by receiving 15% of the vote on a roll call at a convention or submitting petitions with the required number of signatures; or

    3. a minor or petitioning party candidate qualifies to appear on the ballot in the same race

and the opposing candidate is:

1. required to form a candidate committee because he or she will raise or spend more than $1,000;

2. self-funded, thus exempt from forming a candidate committee, but must file campaign finance statements because he or she spends over $1,000; or

3. one of a slate of candidates whose campaign is funded by a political committee formed for the election or primary.

    A participating candidate is unopposed when:

1. he or she has no opponent, or

2. the only opponent is exempt from forming a candidate committee because he or she will not raise or spend more than $1,000

Grant

Current Law

The Bill

Primary Grant for Nomination

$1,250,000

$1,250,000

General Election Grant,

Opposed Candidate

3,000,000 b

3,000,000 c

General Election Grant,

Unopposed Candidate

900,000 d

0 e

General Election Grant,

Nominated Candidate Opposed by Minor or Petitioning Party Candidates

1,800,000 f

N/A

Grant

Current Law

The Bill

Primary Grant for Nomination

$375,000

$200,000

General Election Grant,

Opposed Candidate

750,000 b

500,000 c

General Election Grant,

Unopposed Candidate

225,000 d

0 e

General Election Grant,

Nominated Candidate Opposed by Minor or Petitioning Party Candidates

450,000 f

N/A

Grant

Current Law

The Bill

Primary Grant for Nomination

$35,000

$25,000

Primary Grant for Nomination in a Party-Dominant District b

75,000

54,000

General Election Grant,

Opposed Candidate

85,000 c

61,000d

General Election Grant,

Unopposed Candidate

25,500 e

0 f

General Election Grant,

Nominated Candidate Opposed by Minor or Petitioning Party Candidates

51,000 g

N/A

Grant

Current Law

The Bill

Primary Grant for Nomination

$10,000

$7,000

Primary Grant for Nomination in a Party-Dominant District b

25,000

18,000

General Election Grant,

Opposed Candidate

25,000 c

18,000 d

General Election Grant,

Unopposed Candidate

7,500 e

0 f

General Election Grant,

Nominated Candidate Opposed by Minor or Petitioning Party Candidates

15,000 g

N/A

Yea

11

Nay

3

(03/18/2010)

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