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General Assembly



January Session, 2017

LCO No. 7624



Offered by:


REP. KLARIDES, 114th Dist.

REP. CANDELORA, 86th Dist.

REP. HOYDICK, 120th Dist.

REP. O'DEA, 125th Dist.

REP. O'NEILL, 69th Dist.


To: Subst. House Bill No. 5589

File No. 577

Cal. No. 379


After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. Section 9-700 of the general statutes is amended by adding subdivision (15) as follows (Effective January 1, 2018):

(NEW) (15) "Consultant" means any person who provides campaign strategy, marketing or management services to a candidate or committee or whose duties on behalf of such candidate or committee include identifying, hiring or paying other persons for goods or services.

Sec. 502. Section 9-710 of the general statutes is amended by adding subsection (d) as follows (Effective January 1, 2018):

(NEW) (d) A candidate committee for a candidate who intends to participate in the Citizens' Election Program may pay a consultant, provided any contract for such consultant's services shall require such consultant to transmit to the treasurer of such committee all payee information and any supporting documentation related to goods or services provided by such consultant through the use of other persons working on behalf of the candidate committee, including, but not limited to, expenditures made, directly or indirectly, by such consultant to any third party for any (1) written, typed or other printed communication, or web-based written communication, that (A) promotes the success or defeat of any candidate's campaign for nomination or election, or (B) solicits funds to benefit such candidate or committee, (2) television advertising, Internet video advertising, radio advertising or Internet audio advertising, (3) telephone calls, or (4) wages incurred as a result of work for such candidate or committee. If such consultant fails to so transmit such payee information and supporting documentation, as required by such contract, any payment by such treasurer to such consultant shall be deemed an improper payment and subject to a civil penalty imposed by the State Elections Enforcement Commission. "

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

Sec. 501

January 1, 2018


Sec. 502

January 1, 2018