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Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 8834

   
 

*HB0558908834SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

SEN. MCLACHLAN, 24th Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5589

File No. 806

Cal. No. 549

"AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. "

Strike section 20 in its entirety and renumber the remaining sections and internal references accordingly.

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

"Sec. 501. Section 9-700 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

As used in sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, as amended by this act:

(1) ["Commission" means the State Elections Enforcement Commission] "Department" means the Department of Administrative Services.

(2) "Depository account" means the single checking account at the depository institution designated as the depository for the candidate committee's moneys in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of section 9-604.

(3) "District office" has the same meaning as provided in section 9-372.

(4) "Eligible minor party candidate" means a candidate for election to an office who is nominated by a minor party pursuant to subpart B of part III of chapter 153.

(5) "Eligible petitioning party candidate" means a candidate for election to an office pursuant to subpart C of part III of chapter 153 whose nominating petition has been approved by the Secretary of the State pursuant to section 9-453o.

(6) "Fund" means the Citizens' Election Fund established in section 9-701.

(7) "General election campaign" means (A) in the case of a candidate nominated at a primary, the period beginning on the day following the primary and ending on the date the treasurer files the final statement for such campaign pursuant to section 9-608, or (B) in the case of a candidate nominated without a primary, the period beginning on the day following the day on which the candidate is nominated and ending on the date the treasurer files the final statement for such campaign pursuant to section 9-608.

(8) "Major party" has the same meaning as provided in section 9-372.

(9) "Minor party" has the same meaning as provided in section 9-372.

(10) "Municipal office" has the same meaning as provided in section 9-372.

(11) "Primary campaign" means the period beginning on the day following the close of (A) a convention held pursuant to section 9-382 for the purpose of endorsing a candidate for nomination to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or the district office of state senator or state representative, or (B) a caucus, convention or town committee meeting held pursuant to section 9-390 for the purpose of endorsing a candidate for the municipal office of state senator or state representative, whichever is applicable, and ending on the day of a primary held for the purpose of nominating a candidate for such office.

(12) "Qualified candidate committee" means a candidate committee (A) established to aid or promote the success of any candidate for nomination or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer, Secretary of the State, state senator or state representative, and (B) approved by the [commission] department to receive a grant from the Citizens' Election Fund under section 9-706, as amended by this act.

Sec. 502. Subsection (b) of section 9-702 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) Any such candidate committee is eligible to receive such grants for a primary campaign, if applicable, and a general election campaign if (1) the candidate certifies as a participating candidate under section 9-703, as amended by this act, (2) the candidate's candidate committee receives the required amount of qualifying contributions under section 9-704, (3) the candidate's candidate committee returns all contributions that do not meet the criteria for qualifying contributions under section 9-704, (4) the candidate agrees to limit the campaign expenditures of the candidate's candidate committee in accordance with the provisions of subsection (c) of this section, and (5) the candidate submits an application and the [commission] department approves the application in accordance with the provisions of section 9-706, as amended by this act.

Sec. 503. Section 9-703 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Each candidate for nomination or election to the office of state senator or state representative in 2008, or thereafter, or the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer in 2010, or thereafter, shall file an affidavit with the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services. The affidavit shall include a written certification that the candidate either intends to abide by the expenditure limits under the Citizens' Election Program set forth in subsection (c) of section 9-702, or does not intend to abide by said limits. If the candidate intends to abide by said limits, the affidavit shall also include written certifications (1) that the treasurer of the candidate committee for said candidate shall expend any moneys received from the Citizens' Election Fund in accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of section 9-607 and regulations adopted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission under subsection (e) of section 9-706, as amended by this act, (2) that the candidate shall repay to the fund any such moneys that are not expended in accordance with subsection (g) of section 9-607 and said regulations, (3) that the candidate and the treasurer shall comply with the provisions of subdivision (1) of subsection (a) of section 9-711, and (4) stating the candidate's status as a major party, minor party or petitioning party candidate and, in the case of a major party or minor party candidate, the name of such party. The written certification described in subdivision (3) of this subsection shall be made by both the candidate and the treasurer of the candidate committee for said candidate. A candidate for nomination or election to any such office shall file such affidavit not later than four o'clock p. m. on the twenty-fifth day before the day of a primary, if applicable, or on the [fortieth day before the day of the election for such office] day set forth in section 9-423, as applicable to such office, in the year in which the election for such office is held, except that in the case of a special election for the office of state senator or state representative, the candidate shall file such affidavit not later than four o'clock p. m. on the twenty-fifth day before the day of such special election. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a candidate who is not required to form a candidate committee pursuant to subdivision (3) or (4) of subsection (b) of section 9-604, files a certification with the commission pursuant to subsection (c) of section 9-603 and does not intend to participate in the Citizens' Election Program shall not be required to file such affidavit of intent not to abide by the expenditure limits of said program. Any such candidate shall be referred to as a nonparticipating candidate, in accordance with subsection (b) of this section.

(b) A candidate who so certifies the candidate's intent to abide by the expenditure limits under the Citizens' Election Program set forth in subsection (c) of section 9-702 shall be referred to in sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, as amended by this act, as a "participating candidate" and a candidate who so certifies the candidate's intent to not abide by said limits shall be referred to in sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, as amended by this act, as a "nonparticipating candidate". The [commission] department shall prepare a list of the participating candidates and a list of the nonparticipating candidates and shall make such lists available for public inspection.

(c) A participating candidate may withdraw from participation in the Citizens' Election Program before applying for an initial grant under section 9-706, as amended by this act, by filing an affidavit with the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services, which includes a written certification of such withdrawal. A candidate who files such an affidavit shall be deemed to be a nonparticipating candidate for the purposes of sections 9-700 to 9-716, as amended by this act, inclusive, and shall not be penalized for such withdrawal. No participating candidate shall withdraw from participation in the Citizens' Election Program after applying for an initial grant under section 9-706, as amended by this act.

Sec. 504. Subsection (d) of section 9-705 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(d) For elections held in 2014, and thereafter, the amount of the grants in subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this section shall be adjusted by the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services not later than January 15, 2014, and quadrennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2010, and ending on December thirty-first in the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made.

Sec. 505. Subsection (h) of section 9-705 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(h) For elections held in 2010, and thereafter, the amount of the grants in subsections (e), (f) and (g) of this section shall be adjusted by the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services not later than January 15, 2010, and biennially thereafter, in accordance with any change in the consumer price index for all urban consumers as published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, during the period beginning on January 1, 2008, and ending on December thirty-first in the year preceding the year in which said adjustment is to be made.

Sec. 506. Section 9-706 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) (1) A participating candidate for nomination to the office of state senator or state representative in 2008, or thereafter, or the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer in 2010, or thereafter, may apply to the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services for a grant from the fund under the Citizens' Election Program for a primary campaign, after the close of the state convention of the candidate's party that is called for the purpose of choosing candidates for nomination for the office that the candidate is seeking, if a primary is required under chapter 153, and (A) said party endorses the candidate for the office that the candidate is seeking, (B) the candidate is seeking nomination to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or the district office of state senator or state representative and receives at least fifteen per cent of the votes of the convention delegates present and voting on any roll-call vote taken on the endorsement or proposed endorsement of a candidate for the office the candidate is seeking, or (C) the candidate circulates a petition and obtains the required number of signatures for filing a candidacy for nomination for (i) the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or the district office of state senator or state representative, pursuant to section 9-400, or (ii) the municipal office of state senator or state representative, pursuant to section 9-406, whichever is applicable. The [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall make any such grants to participating candidates in accordance with the provisions of subsections (d) to (g), inclusive, of this section.

(2) A participating candidate for nomination to the office of state senator or state representative in 2008, or thereafter, or the office of Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer in 2010, or thereafter, may apply to the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services for a grant from the fund under the Citizens' Election Program for a general election campaign:

(A) After the close of the state or district convention or municipal caucus, convention or town committee meeting, whichever is applicable, of the candidate's party that is called for the purpose of choosing candidates for nomination for the office that the candidate is seeking, if (i) said party endorses said candidate for the office that the candidate is seeking and no other candidate of said party files a candidacy with the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-400 or 9-406, whichever is applicable, (ii) the candidate is seeking election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or the district office of state senator or state representative and receives at least fifteen per cent of the votes of the convention delegates present and voting on any roll-call vote taken on the endorsement or proposed endorsement of a candidate for the office the candidate is seeking, no other candidate for said office at such convention either receives the party endorsement or said percentage of said votes for said endorsement or files a certificate of endorsement with the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-388 or a candidacy with the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-400, and no other candidate for said office circulates a petition and obtains the required number of signatures for filing a candidacy for nomination for said office pursuant to section 9-400, (iii) the candidate is seeking election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or the district office of state senator or state representative, circulates a petition and obtains the required number of signatures for filing a candidacy for nomination for said office pursuant to section 9-400 and no other candidate for said office at the state or district convention either receives the party endorsement or said percentage of said votes for said endorsement or files a certificate of endorsement with the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-388 or a candidacy with the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-400, or (iv) the candidate is seeking election to the municipal office of state senator or state representative, circulates a petition and obtains the required number of signatures for filing a candidacy for nomination for the office the candidate is seeking pursuant to section 9-406 and no other candidate for said office at the caucus, convention or town committee meeting either receives the party endorsement or files a certification of endorsement with the town clerk in accordance with the provisions of section 9-391;

(B) After any primary held by such party for nomination for said office, if the Secretary of the State declares that the candidate is the party nominee in accordance with the provisions of section 9-440;

(C) In the case of a minor party candidate, after the nomination of such candidate is certified and filed with the Secretary of the State pursuant to section 9-452; or

(D) In the case of a petitioning party candidate, after approval by the Secretary of the State of such candidate's nominating petition pursuant to section 9-453o.

(3) A participating candidate for nomination to the office of state senator or state representative at a special election in 2008, or thereafter, may apply to the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services for a grant from the fund under the Citizens' Election Program for a general election campaign after the close of the district convention or municipal caucus, convention or town committee meeting of the candidate's party that is called for the purpose of choosing candidates for nomination for the office that the candidate is seeking.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivisions (1) and (2) of this subsection, no participating candidate for nomination or election who changes the candidate's status as a major party, minor party or petitioning party candidate or becomes a candidate of a different party, after filing the affidavit required under section 9-703, as amended by this act, shall be eligible to apply for a grant under the Citizens' Election Program for such candidate's primary campaign for such nomination or general election campaign for such election. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply in the case of a candidate who is nominated by more than one party and does not otherwise change the candidate's status as a major party, minor party or petitioning party candidate.

(5) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, no candidate may apply to the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services for a grant from the fund under the Citizens' Election Program if such candidate has been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, in a court of competent jurisdiction, any (A) criminal offense under this title unless at least eight years have elapsed from the date of the conviction or plea or the completion of any sentence, whichever date is later, without a subsequent conviction of or plea to another such offense, or (B) a felony related to the individual's public office, other than an offense under this title in accordance with subparagraph (A) of this subdivision.

(b) The application shall include a written certification that:

(1) The candidate committee has received the required amount of qualifying contributions;

(2) The candidate committee has repaid all moneys borrowed on behalf of the campaign, as required by subsection (b) of section 9-710;

(3) The candidate committee has returned any contribution of five dollars or more from an individual who does not include the individual's name and address with the contribution;

(4) The candidate committee has returned all contributions or portions of contributions that do not meet the criteria for qualifying contributions under section 9-704 and transmitted all excess qualifying contributions to the Citizens' Election Fund;

(5) The treasurer of the candidate committee will: (A) Comply with the provisions of chapter 155 and this chapter, and (B) maintain and furnish all records required pursuant to chapter 155 and this chapter and any regulation adopted pursuant to such chapters;

(6) All moneys received from the Citizens' Election Fund will be deposited upon receipt into the depository account of the candidate committee;

(7) The treasurer of the candidate committee will expend all moneys received from the fund in accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of section 9-607 and regulations adopted by the State Elections Enforcement Commission under subsection (e) of this section;

(8) If the candidate withdraws from the campaign, becomes ineligible or dies during the campaign, the candidate committee of the candidate will return to the [commission] department, for deposit in the fund, all moneys received from the fund pursuant to sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, as amended by this act, which said candidate committee has not spent as of the date of such occurrence;

(9) All outstanding civil penalties or forfeitures assessed pursuant to chapters 155 to 157, inclusive, against the current or any former committee of the candidate have been paid, provided (A) in the case of any candidate seeking nomination for or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, Secretary of the State or State Treasurer, any such penalty or forfeiture was assessed not later than twenty-four months prior to the submission of an application pursuant to this section; or (B) in the case of any candidate seeking nomination for or election to the office of state senator or state representative, any such penalty or forfeiture was assessed not later than twelve months prior to the submission of an application pursuant to this section;

(10) The treasurer has paid any civil penalties or forfeitures assessed pursuant to chapters 155 to 157, inclusive, and has not been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, in a court of competent jurisdiction, any (A) felony involving fraud, forgery, larceny, embezzlement or bribery, or (B) criminal offense under this title, unless at least eight years have elapsed from the date of the conviction or plea or the completion of any sentence, whichever date is later, without a subsequent conviction of or plea to another such felony or offense;

(11) The candidate has not been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, in a court of competent jurisdiction, a criminal offense under this title unless at least eight years have elapsed from the date of the conviction or plea or the completion of any sentence, whichever date is later, without a subsequent conviction of or plea to another such offense; and

(12) The candidate has never been convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to, in a court of competent jurisdiction, a felony related to the individual's public office, other than a criminal offense under this title in accordance with subdivision (11) of this subsection.

(c) The application shall be accompanied by a cumulative itemized accounting of all funds received, expenditures made and expenses incurred but not yet paid by the candidate committee as of three days preceding the day the application is filed. Such accounting shall be sworn to under penalty of false statement by the treasurer of the candidate committee. The [commission] department shall prescribe the form of the application and the cumulative itemized accounting. The form for such accounting shall conform to the requirements of section 9-608. Both the candidate and the treasurer of the candidate committee shall sign the application.

(d) In accordance with the provisions of subsection (g) of this section, the [commission] department shall review the application, determine whether (1) the candidate committee for the applicant has received the required qualifying contributions, (2) in the case of an application for a grant from the fund for a primary campaign, the applicant has met the applicable condition under subsection (a) of this section for applying for such grant and complied with the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, (3) in the case of an application for a grant from the fund for a general election campaign, the applicant has met the applicable condition under subsection (a) of this section for applying for such moneys and complied with the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) of this section, and (4) in the case of an application by a minor party or petitioning party candidate for a grant from the fund for a general election campaign, the applicant qualifies as an eligible minor party candidate or an eligible petitioning party candidate, whichever is applicable. If the [commission] department approves an application, the [commission] department shall determine the amount of the grant payable to the candidate committee for the applicant pursuant to section 9-705, as amended by this act, from the fund, and notify the State Comptroller and the candidate of such candidate committee, of such amount. If the timing of the [commission's] department's approval of the grant in relation to the Secretary of the State's determination of ballot status is such that the [commission] department cannot determine whether the qualified candidate committee is entitled to the applicable full initial grant for the primary or election or the applicable partial grant for the primary or election, as the case may be, the [commission] department shall approve the lesser applicable partial initial grant. The [commission] department shall then authorize the payment of the remaining portion of the applicable grant after the [commission] department has knowledge of the circumstances regarding the ballot status of the opposing candidates in such primary or election. Not later than two business days following notification by the commission, the State Comptroller shall draw an order on the State Treasurer for payment of any such approved amount to the qualified candidate committee from the fund.

(e) The State Elections Enforcement Commission shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, on permissible expenditures under subsection (g) of section 9-607 for qualified candidate committees receiving grants from the fund under sections 9-700 to 9-716, inclusive, as amended by this act.

(f) If a nominated participating candidate dies, withdraws the candidate's candidacy or becomes disqualified to hold the office for which the candidate has been nominated after the [commission] department approves the candidate's application for a grant under this section, the candidate committee of the candidate who is nominated to replace said candidate pursuant to section 9-460 shall be eligible to receive grants from the fund without complying with the provisions of section 9-704, if said replacement candidate files an affidavit under section 9-703, as amended by this act, certifying the candidate's intent to abide by the expenditure limits set forth in subsection (c) of section 9-702 and notifies the [commission] department on a form prescribed by the [commission] department.

(g) (1) Any application submitted pursuant to this section for a primary or general election shall be submitted in accordance with the following schedule: (A) By five o'clock p. m. on the third Wednesday in May of the year that the primary or election will be held at which such participating candidate will seek nomination or election, or (B) by five o'clock p. m. on any subsequent Wednesday of such year, provided no application shall be accepted by the [commission] department after five o'clock p. m. on or after the fourth to last Friday prior to the primary or election at which such participating candidate will seek nomination or election. Not later than five business days following any such Wednesday or Friday, as applicable, for participating candidates seeking nomination or election to the office of state senator or state representative, or ten business days following any such Wednesday or Friday, as applicable, for participating candidates seeking nomination or election to the office of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Comptroller, State Treasurer or Secretary of the State or, in the event of a national, regional or local emergency or local natural disaster, as soon thereafter as is practicable, the [commission] department shall review any application received by such Wednesday or Friday, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, and determine whether such application shall be approved or disapproved. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, if an application for a general election grant is received during the period beginning at five o'clock p. m. on the Wednesday of the week preceding the week of the last primary application deadline and ending five o'clock p. m. on the last primary application deadline, as set forth in this subsection, the [commission] department shall review such application in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section and determine whether it shall be approved or disapproved not later than five business days or ten business days, as applicable, after the first application deadline following the last primary application deadline. For any such application that is approved, any disbursement of funds by the [commission] department shall be made not later than twelve business days prior to any such primary or general election. From the third week of June in even-numbered years until the third week in July, the [commission] department shall meet twice weekly to determine whether or not to approve applications for grants if there are pending grant applications.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection, no application for a special election shall be accepted by the [commission] department after five o'clock p. m. on or after ten business days prior to the special election at which such participating candidate will seek election. Not later than three business days following such deadline, or, in the event of a national, regional or local emergency or local natural disaster, as soon thereafter as practicable, the [commission] department shall review any such application received by such deadline, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (d) of this section, and determine whether such application shall be approved or disapproved. For any such application that is approved, any disbursement of funds by the [commission] department shall be made not later than seven business days prior to any such special election.

(3) The [commission] department shall publish such application review schedules and meeting schedules on the [commission's] department's web site and with the Secretary of the State.

Sec. 507. Section 9-708 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

A qualified candidate committee that received moneys from the Citizens' Election Fund for a primary campaign and whose candidate is the party nominee shall receive a grant from the fund for a general election campaign. Upon receiving verification from the Secretary of the State of the declaration by the Secretary of the State in accordance with the provisions of section 9-440 of the results of the votes cast at the primary, the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall notify the State Comptroller of the amount payable to such qualified candidate committee pursuant to section 9-705, as amended by this act. Not later than two business days following notification by the [commission] department, the State Comptroller shall draw an order on the State Treasurer for payment of the general election campaign grant to said committee from said fund.

Sec. 508. Subsection (b) of section 9-710 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(b) All such loans shall be repaid in full prior to the date such candidate committee applies for a grant from the Citizens' Election Fund pursuant to section 9-706, as amended by this act. A candidate who fails to repay such loans or fails to certify such repayment to the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall not be eligible to receive and shall not receive grants from the fund.

Sec. 509. Section 9-716 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) Not later than June 1, 2007, and annually thereafter, the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall issue a report on the status of the Citizens' Election Fund during the previous calendar year. Such report shall include the amount of moneys deposited in the fund, the sources of moneys received by category, the number of contributions, the number of contributors, the amount of moneys expended by category, the recipients of moneys distributed from the fund and an accounting of the costs incurred by the [commission] department in administering the provisions of this chapter.

(b) Not later than January first in any year in which a state election is to be held, the [commission] department shall determine whether the amount of moneys in the fund is sufficient to carry out the purposes of this chapter. The [commission] department shall issue a report on said determination.

(c) The [commission] State Elections Enforcement Commission shall establish a reserve account in the fund. The first twenty-five thousand dollars deposited in the fund during any year shall be placed in said account. The [commission] Department of Administrative Services shall use moneys in the reserve account only during the seven days preceding a primary or an election for payments of grants pursuant to the provisions of this chapter if the fund is otherwise insufficient for the purposes of making such payments.

Sec. 510. Section 9-719 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(a) After each general election, the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall compile and analyze the following:

(1) The amount of grants made during the election cycle from the Citizens' Election Fund established under section 9-701;

(2) The amount of expenditures reported by each candidate participating in the Citizens' Election Program established under section 9-702, as amended by this act, and by each candidate not participating in the program during the election cycle;

(3) The amount of money returned to the Citizens' Election Fund during the election cycle by each candidate;

(4) The overall and average amounts of spending for each election contest for each office during the election cycle; and

(5) The amount of independent expenditures for each election contest for each office during the election cycle.

(b) Not later than January 1, 2012, and biennially thereafter, the [State Elections Enforcement Commission] Department of Administrative Services shall report its analysis conducted under subsection (a) of this section and any recommendations for adjustments to grant amounts under the Citizens' Election Program 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.

Sec. 511. (Effective from passage) Notwithstanding the provisions of the general statutes except section 4-39 of the general statutes thereof, the duties of the State Elections Enforcement Commission related to the approval of applications for and the payment of grants from the Citizens' Election Fund under the Citizens' Election Program shall be under the Department of Administrative Services. "

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

Sec. 501

from passage

9-700

Sec. 502

from passage

9-702(b)

Sec. 503

from passage

9-703

Sec. 504

from passage

9-705(d)

Sec. 505

from passage

9-705(h)

Sec. 506

from passage

9-706

Sec. 507

from passage

9-708

Sec. 508

from passage

9-710(b)

Sec. 509

from passage

9-716

Sec. 510

from passage

9-719

Sec. 511

from passage

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