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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5100

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 292

 

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Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. CARPINO, 32nd Dist.

 

AN ACT ELIMINATING GRANTS UNDER THE CITIZENS' ELECTION PROGRAM FOR UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES.

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

That chapter 157 of the general statutes be amended to (1) prohibit the candidate committee of any candidate for nomination or election who does not have an opponent from receiving a grant under the Citizens' Election Program, and (2) credit any such grant that would have been paid if such candidate had an opponent to the resources of the General Fund.

Statement of Purpose:

To eliminate grants for unopposed candidates under the Citizens' Election Program.