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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 5389

February Session, 2016

 

LCO No. 1380

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

(GAE)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING PUBLIC FINANCING FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE CANDIDATES.

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

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The State Elections Enforcement Commission shall study the feasibility of extending public financing under the Citizens' Elections Program to candidates for nomination or election to the district office of judge of probate. Not later than January 15, 2018, the commission shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations, including any legislation the commission deems necessary to apply the provisions of chapter 157 of the general statutes to such candidates, to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to elections, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes.

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

Section 1

from passage

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To require the State Elections Enforcement Commission to study expanding the Citizens' Election Program to include judge of probate candidates.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]