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General Assembly

 

Bill No. 5544

February Session, 2010

 

LCO No. 3312

 

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Referred to Committee on No Committee

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. DONOVAN, 84th Dist.

SEN. WILLIAMS, 29th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE CITIZENS' ELECTION FUND.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Section 9-717 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) If, on or after April fifteenth of any year in which a general election is scheduled to occur, or on or after the forty-fifth day prior to any special election scheduled relative to any vacancy in the General Assembly, a court of competent jurisdiction prohibits or limits, or continues to prohibit or limit, the expenditure of funds from the Citizens' Election Fund established in section 9-701 for grants or moneys for candidate committees authorized under [sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive] this chapter, for a period of one hundred sixty-eight hours or more, (1) sections 1-100b, 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, 9-750, 9-751 and 9-760 and section 49 of public act 05-5 of the October 25 special session shall be inoperative and have no effect with respect to any race that is the subject of such court order until December thirty-first of such year, and (2) (A) the amendments made to the provisions of the sections of the general statutes pursuant to public act 05-5 of the October 25 special session shall be inoperative until December thirty-first of such year, (B) the provisions of said sections of the general statutes, revision of 1958, revised to December 30, 2006, shall be effective until December thirty-first of such year, and (C) the provisions of subsections (g) to (j), inclusive, of section 9-612 shall not be implemented until December thirty-first of such year. If, on the April fifteenth of the second year succeeding such original prohibition or limitation, any such prohibition or limitation is in effect, the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this section shall be implemented and remain in effect without the time limitation described in said subdivisions (1) and (2).

(b) Any candidate who has received any funds pursuant to the provisions of sections 1-100b, [9-700 to 9-716, inclusive,] 9-750, 9-751 and 9-760, [and] section 49 of public act 05-5 of the October 25 special session and this chapter, prior to any such prohibition or limitation taking effect may retain and expend such funds in accordance with said sections unless prohibited from doing so by the court.

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

Section 1

from passage

9-717