Sec. 9-760. Pilot program for public financing of campaigns of candidates for certain municipal offices. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 7-192a, the State Elections Enforcement Commission shall establish a pilot program for the public financing of campaigns of candidates for the municipal offices of chief executive officer, municipal clerk and legislative body member, who agree to limit campaign fund-raising and expenditures, at a municipal election in not more than three municipalities. The commission shall establish an application procedure for the program and criteria for the selection of municipalities. The commission shall not select a municipality to participate in the program unless the legislative body of the municipality or, in the case of a municipality in which the legislative body is a town meeting, the board of selectmen, consents to such participation. Each municipality selected to participate shall submit an implementation plan to the commission, for its approval. Public financing under said program shall not be deemed to be public funds for the purposes of subsection (d) of section 9-610. A candidate for any such municipal office who decides not to participate in such program shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 155.
(Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5, S. 48.)
History: Oct. 25 Sp. Sess. P.A. 05-5 effective December 31, 2006, and applicable to elections held on or after that date.
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