Connecticut Seal

General Assembly

File No. 456

    February Session, 2018

House Bill No. 5524

House of Representatives, April 12, 2018

The Committee on Government Administration and Elections reported through REP. FOX of the 148th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the House, that the bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES.

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

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 9-607 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective October 1, 2018):

(c) On any day on which an election or primary is being held, the treasurer of any committee which functions as a town committee may give a check to one individual in each voting district of the municipality in which the election or primary is being held. The check shall be drawn by the treasurer against the committee's depository institution account to the order of such individual in an amount not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars. Such individual may use the proceeds of the check to make cash expenditures in such voting district for per diem allotments to campaign workers, or expenses incurred by campaign workers on election or primary day, including but not limited to, food, beverages, gasoline and other similar ordinary and necessary expenses. Such individual shall submit to the treasurer, [within] not later than forty-eight hours after the closing of the polls, a detailed accounting of all such expenditures. The treasurer shall report the names of all such individuals and the expenditures made by them in accordance with the provisions of section 9-608.

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

Section 1

October 1, 2018

9-607(c)

GAE

Joint Favorable

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which makes technical revisions to campaign finance laws, has no fiscal impact.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5524

AN ACT CONCERNING CAMPAIGN FINANCE DISCLOSURES.

SUMMARY

This bill makes a technical change in a campaign finance statute.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2018

COMMITTEE ACTION

Government Administration and Elections Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/23/2018)

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